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Research Firm eMarketer Slashes 2013 Mobile Payments Estimate in Half

Research firm eMarketer said Thursday it was cutting its 2013 estimate for total mobile payments in the U.S. from the $2.12 billion it estimated in October 2012 to $1 billion. The firm said that adoption has been slower than anticipated and that competing offerings have hampered growth. Still, the $1 billion total would mark 93 percent growth over the $539 million in mobile payments eMarketer forecast for 2012.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus