According to industry sources, 2013 is the year for mobile payments to go mainstream. Of course, so were 2012, and 2011 before it. Mobile payments are the 3D TVs of the finance world -- always on the cusp of popularity, never quite getting there.
But payments made using information stored in smartphones and transmitted through the Internet are inevitable, according to a panel of payment executives at CES 2013 today. Only recently have large numbers of consumers begun buying smartphones with mobile wallet software preinstalled and ready to use, said Peter Hazlehurst, who heads up Google Wallet.
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