Apple pushed mobile payments forward when it launched Apple Pay. But now, several retailers are pushing back and blocking NFC technology from being used in stores. Pharmacy chains Rite Aid and CVS disabled the sensors that allowed customers to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet . More than 50 other major retailers have also sided against NFC payments, and instead will encourage customers to use the app CurrentC. Watch CNET Update to learn why some retailers are teaming up for CurrentC:
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