“The race for mobile payments is heating up, and with Apple Pay and Google Wallet well underway, Samsung is finally joining the fray with its own system, aptly named Samsung Pay.”

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“Google announced Monday that it has acquired technology from mobile payments app Softcard, and that Google Wallet will soon come pre-installed on Android phones from three of the four largest U.S. carriers.”

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“Your next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could have a neat trick up its sleeves. Just place your phone next to any ol’ credit card reader, and press a button to pay. That’s because Samsung just announced that it’s buying LoopPay—a company that figured out how to trick magnetic stripe readers to accept your money wirelessly.”

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“The news that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi makes a healthy profit could horrify executives at both Samsung and Apple.”

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“Samsung is venturing boldly into the world of virtual reality, but not without one of its trusty smartphones strapped along for the ride. The company today introduced the Samsung Gear VR, a headset that plugs into the Galaxy Note 4 to create a virtual reality experience not unlike that of the Oculus Rift.”

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“Joining Samsung in announcing hardware in advance of the Berlin IFA show, LG showed off their second smartwatch, the LG G Watch R.”

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“Google Glass is kinda sorta now a publicly available product – the launch came with a series of fits and starts, culminating in an open, unlimited public beta that kicked off yesterday. Its first major competitor might be gearing up for a debut to follow shortly.”

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“With the impending presence of Google, Samsung, Apple and others, Nike’s move [of cutting back on its wearable FuelBand fitness tracker] perhaps should not be seen as a sign the market isn’t taking off – rather it’s a clearing of the field before the real combatants take to a new battlefield that will see technology infiltrating ever more aspects of all our lives.”

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    High-end fashion is one of the last holdouts against e-commerce. A virtual fitting room could change things–but the technical challenges are enormous.

  2. How Chicago’s Lending a Stronger Hand to Wearable Technology
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  1. Tech Takes The Runway At New York Fashion Week
    Celebrities, designers, editors, bloggers and brands descending on New York’s Fashion Week are being treated not just to the latest in clothing styles but technology.”There’s a push to closely align technology with fashion,” said Rachel Arthur, global senior editor of digital media and marketing at WGSN.
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    Gilt Groupe Inc., an online retailer of discounted luxury goods, picked Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to manage its initial public offering, according to people with knowledge of the deal.
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  4. Wearable Technology and Fashion: Can They Merge?                                                                                                                      Wearables are gaining popularity by the minute, as they were all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Right now, most of the fitness wearables on the market have the same black rubber bracelet look – which is typically fine for men.