News of Note—Google, Apple, smartphones and more

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Other stories we're following this morning include:

The average price of a smartphone around the world will rise 6% this year, according to GfK. Recode report

Apple acquired the wireless charging company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. Reuters story

The rise of mobile advertising is a double-edged sword for Google. MarketWatch article

The Communications Workers of America said a merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would cost tens of thousands of jobs. Reuters story