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TC Roundup: Apple Teaming Up With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet

Apple Teaming Up With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet: Apple Inc. plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and American Express Co. and will be unveiled on September 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. (Bloomberg).

Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories: Google's Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant updates, the Android team has revealed. Upcoming features planned for Android Wear in the immediate future include support for GPS on devices, instead of having to rely on connected smartphones, and the ability to work with other Bluetooth wearables in potentially interesting ways. (TechCrunch).

Uber is now banned throughout Germany: Uber thought it was off the hook when the city of Berlin lifted a ban against the car service. Instead Germany was preparing to pull out the big guns. It appears that late last week a Frankfurt district court filed an injunction preventing Uber from operating in Germany as a whole. (VentureBeat).

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