​eMerge: Why Sprint’s CEO is betting big on Jay Z’s music platform Tidal

When the United States government intervened in Sprint’s attempt to buy out competitor T-Mobile in 2012, it threw a wrench in Sprint’s plan to gain a competitive edge in what its CEO Marcelo Claure calls a game of scale. Today, the Kansas-based telecom giant is rumored to be revisiting the possibility of a merger, but with an additional tool in its arsenal: differentiation, thanks to its deal with Tidal.

Sprint in January acquired a 33 percent stake in the music streaming platform launched in…