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Mobile Minutes: Google’s mobile payments deal; Visa’s mobile security; Samsung tops Indian market; Medical wearablesBy
Google makes mobile-payments deal with wireless carriers
Aiming to undercut Apple’s latest hit service, Google is teaming with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.
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Visa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay
Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s (AAPL.O) Apple Pay and rival mobile payment services to be introduced into Europe in the coming months.
Read more on Reuters
Samsung tops Indian smartphone shipments as market contracts
Samsung Electronics Co. held onto its position as the biggest smartphone vendor in India as the world’s second-largest market shrank for the first time.
Read more on Bloomberg
Top wearable tech for medical issues
The wearable market is exploding. According to Juniper Research, revenue from gadgets you wear on your body will hit $53 billion dollars by 2019. Of course, the idea of wearing a glucose monitor or even a pair of prescription eyeglasses is nothing new, but several innovative devices are on the horizon.
Read more on Fox News
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