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Submission + - Apple, Google in high-level talks with BOKU (edibleapple.com)

An anonymous reader writes: While some handset manufacturers like to talk about screen size and GHz, Apple doesn’t hide the fact that it views the iPhone as a software platform where user utility supersedes arbitrary hardware specs. That said, there have been a number of rumors swirling about suggesting Apple may soon incorporate RFID technology into the iPhone. And now comes word that Apple is in high-level talks to perhaps acquire BOKU, a mobile payment company.
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Submission + - Apple and Google in talks with Boku (techcrunch.com)

An anonymous reader writes: "Both Apple and Google are engaged in conversations with mobile payments startup BOKU about a potential acquisition or a wide-reaching partnership at the very least, we’ve heard from people familiar with the talks, which are ongoing."

At least $250 million is looking at being spent.

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