While wearable develops focus on fitness, do payments make wearables compelling to the mass market?

New payment terminals offer the ability to pay wirelessly with near-field communication (NFC) capable devices. U.S. credit card companies have followed European and Middle Eastern countries and now incorporate “chip technology” into their cards. These chip and PIN credit cards utilize the Europay Ma...

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