Links 5/1/2014: AT&T talking to DirecTV?

AT&T has approached DirecTV about takeover: WSJ (Reuters)

AT&T Could Probably Buy DirecTV. But Why? (Re/code)

Senator Franken, Comcast’s fiercest critic, tries to lure allies from Silicon Valley (Washington Post)

Sprint Said to Plan T-Mobile Bid as Banks Pushed to Fund

John Malone’s Liberty Global Almost Invested in Aereo (Variety)

Rovi Reups With Arris (Multichannel News)

Box may delay IPO, but it's not for sale (Fortune Term Sheet)

Oracle cobbles together social properties for Marketing Cloud strategy (ZDNet)

Outbrain rising stars – interview with Michael Brenner, SAP (The Guardian)

Fiberlink connects IBM's mobile pieces (SearchConsumerization)

Accolade buys Newtown Square software company
(Philadelphia Business Journal)