Apple files patent for peer-to-peer payments; Nokia-designed N1 Android tablet could be headed to India

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> T-Mobile US started offering its employees paid parental leave. The Hill article

> Alcatel-Lucent signed network upgrade deals with China Mobile and China Unicom worth around $1.3 billion. ZDNet article

> Harper Alexander, an aide to Apple's design chief Jony Ive who managed Apple's secretive design studio, reportedly appears to have stepped down. 9to5 Mac article

> Apple filed a new patent that will let people send money to one another directly from their iPhone's Wallet app. Patently Apple article

> Microsoft is reportedly planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month. The Verge article

> The Nokia-designed N1 Android tablet could be headed to India. Nokia Power User article

> Microsoft expanded the scale of a patent cross-licensing agreement with Kyocera. PhoneScoop article

> Apple Pay will reportedly go live in the UK on July 14. 9to5 Mac article

> Sony has made the Xperia Z3+ available through Amazon's U.S. website. PhoneScoop article

Wireless Tech News

> Qualcomm, Gogo, Inmarsat and others continue to push the FCC to auction 500 MHz in the 14 GHz band for air-to-ground (ATG) wireless services for airline passengers, despite their newfound interest in satellite-based technologies. Article

> LightSquared blasted a recent report from the GPS Innovation Alliance, arguing that the group made "several significant errors or incomplete engineering and technical points" in its recent presentation to the FCC. Article

Cable News

> Verizon has filed a patent for a video program guide that would list options for on-demand content alongside the usual linear TV program grid. Article

> Media General station WKRN-TV, an ABC affiliate in Nashville, says that if it doesn't have a renewal for retransmission licensing in place with Mediacom by July 14, its signal will be pulled off of the program guide of the mid-sized cable operator. Article

Telecom News

> Cisco has made an investment in 6WIND, a networking software vendor with a focus on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). Article

> SaskTel is leveraging Zhone Technologies' MXK platform as part of its ongoing movement to migrate its legacy voice network from TDM to IP. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone's stock price began to recover this morning (Monday), after falling 2 per cent by close of trading on Friday when the company announced changes to the way it reports revenue. Article

> TDC began deploying carrier aggregation technology across its network in Denmark in a move the operator said would deliver peak data speeds of 300 Mbps on the downlink. Article

And finally... Google launched a pilot carpooling service for commuters in Tel Aviv, Israel. Article