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Why the market won’t care about mobile payments until Apple does it

I promise this is not just my “sour grapes” in reaction to not making it to South By Southwest this year.  Ok maybe a little bit.

Listening to the PR engines wind up and prepare for takeoff as the annual South by Southwest festival gets underway, I started thinking about some of new applications that I have seen launch at the conference and have a fantastic first showing only to peter out in the weeks and years after the festival.  A recent question and subsequent post by my good friend Mitch Wagner got me thinking about mobile payments and where we are going to see the tipping from small trials (like this one being planned for, where else, Austin) to full adoption by the general public.

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