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Report: Apple boosts efforts to get into payments market

Apple is stepping up its recruitment of payment executives as part of an effort to gain a stronger foothold in the mobile and electronic payments market, according to a Re/code report.

Rumor Mill: Apple to charge carriers $100 more for iPhone 6

Apple is contemplating charging $100 extra for the iPhone 6, according to a  financial analyst.

Report: Amazon to release 3D smartphone in second half of 2014

The Amazon smartphone rumor mill is churning once again, with the  Wall Street Journal  reporting that the online retailer will release a smartphone in the second half of 2014.

Report: Comcast thinking of launching a Wi-Fi-centric wireless service

Comcast is contemplating launching its own wireless service that would largely rely on Wi-Fi, according to a report from  The Information. That would be a sharp reversal for Comcast less than two years after it finalized a $3.9 billion deal to sell to Verizon Wireless wireless spectrum it controlled along with other cable companies.

Report: Google talked to Sprint, Verizon about offering its own wireless service

Google is weighing the possibility of launching its own wireless service in markets where it offers its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, according to a report in  The Information.

Rumor Mill: Apple to start production of 4.7-inch iPhone screen in May

Rumors that Apple will be producing larger-screened iPhones keep cropping up, with unnamed sources at Apple suppliers telling  Reuters  they will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this fall and called the iPhone 6. According to the report, one model will have a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first, while a 5.5-inch model could be delayed.

AT&T's share repurchase could make a Vodafone deal less likely

AT&T's announcement Monday that it will repurchase 300 million shares, or about 6 percent of its outstanding stock, could further cool speculation that the carrier is interested in making a bid for Vodafone.

Rumor Mill: Google to move Google Voice functionality to Hangouts

Google will drop its Google Voice service and move most of its functionality into its Hangouts apps for both Android and iOS, according to a  9to5Google  report, which did not cite its sources.

Vodafone's $10B Ono deal could complicate AT&T's possible European efforts

Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts.

Report: Microsoft to waive Windows Phone license fees for Indian vendors

Microsoft will waive license fees for its Windows Phone software for two Indian handset vendors, Karbonn and Lava, according to a  Times of India  report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, made clear that Microsoft was pursuing the move to bolster its market share in the fast-growing Indian market.