Apple reportedly wants to create its own Venmo for iPhones; Smartphone games from Nintendo will be free

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Apple is reportedly talking with U.S. banks about developing a payment service like Venmo that would let users send money to one another from their iPhones. Wall Street Journal article

> The Android Wear platform now broadly supports cellular connections for making calls, sending messages and syncing data. Post

> Facebook announced Notify, an app that delivers notifications about news, happenings and events directly to mobile devices. PhoneScoop article

> The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it plans to update the short-range wireless standard moving into the year 2016 with new capabilities, including improved speeds, extended range and broader support for mesh networks. Release

> All the smartphone games DeNA Co. is now developing with Nintendo Co. will be free to download, DeNA said. Wall Street Journal article

> Walt Disney Co.'s "Disney Infinity 3.0," released for the Apple TV, includes a gaming controller. Wall Street Journal article

> Bango, a mobile payments company based in the UK that supports carrier billing for apps, has raised another £11 million ($17 million) in funding. TechCrunch article

 Wireless Tech News

> Qualcomm Technologies said new tests in collaboration with CableLabs confirm LTE-U and Wi-Fi can coexist fairly, but CableLabs' engineers said their own tests show otherwise. Article

> We should keep in mind that 5G trials and demonstrations in places like South Korea and Japan are just that -- and they're not necessarily going to be carbon copy harbingers of what's to come in the United States. A lot of U.S. companies are involved in writing the standards for 5G, and we can rest assured that the U.S. isn't going to sit this one out. Editor's Corner

Cable News

> Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge told investors he expects to close soon on his company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

> The venture capital arms of cable companies Comcast and Time Warner Inc. are participating in a $30.5 million funding round for NextVR, a Laguna Beach, Calif., startup that broadcasts events in virtual reality. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T may be nearing completion of a fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program as part of its multibillion-dollar Project VIP initiative, but the service provider is seeing the influence extend into smaller businesses. Article

> The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Article

And finally… In-N-Out is suing food delivery startup DoorDash, claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition, and wants DoorDash to stop delivering its food because of concerns around quality, food handling and safety. Article

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