Australia's State and Territory leaders have offered "in principle" support to charge GST on online purchases from overseas, meaning goods worth less than AU$1,000 could be hit with a 10 percent tax.
The $16.6 billion deal will see the companies combine their networking and telecoms strengths.
The acquisition will give BlackBerry access to more corporations and government agencies that use AtHoc's crisis communications software.
Customers in the US, UK and elsewhere will no longer be restricted to ordering the watch online.
On July 1, the payment-services company will start offering buyer protections for services, e-books, software downloads, digital music and much more.
Australians could soon pay more for streaming services, app downloads and e-books as part of a tax overhaul that could see GST charged on "intangible" products, as well as online shopping.
As Apple strives to expand its mobile payments system to more businesses, JetBlue becomes the first airline to accept Apple Pay, says USA Today.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's investment could signal another step into the mobile business, in a play not unlike Amazon's Fire devices line.
The company has been working to diversify beyond its personal-computer chips business. Last year's focus was on wearables.
Learn how to use Apple's Family Sharing feature to share iTunes purchases with multiple family members.