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Mobile Minutes: Samsung Pay expands; Venmo’s revenue plans; Tablets’ banner year; Internet of Things’ future

Riding the wave: Samsung to expand mobile pay service in U.S.
Lower-priced Samsung phones will likely start offering the mobile wallet “within the next year,” Thomas Ko, global co-general manager of Samsung Pay, said in an interview.
Read more on NBC News

How Venmo plans to make money
Venmo, which is popular among millennials, will soon enable its millions of users to pay for items like food and transportation using its app.
Read more on Fortune

Tablets have banner 2015, thanks to lesser known labels
Apple has seen two years of sales declines for the iPad tablet, but the tablet category itself just had a surprise, record year, according to one researcher.
Read more on USA Today

The Internet of Things is everywhere, but it doesn’t rule yet
2015 was the year everyone talked about the Internet of Things. But unlike before, it was the year everyone started making plans, laying groundwork, and building the infrastructure for the day when all our devices are connected.
Read more on Wired