Stories for this article were selected mostly due to traffic and discussion on social media. I've already had a few people tell me it's too U.S.-centric and missed a couple of big stories. Probably true. My hindsight is only 20/20 for my, uh, "hind."
Still, it's a good list stories that show the market is moving forward by fits and starts.
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The "big stories." What did we miss?
The big mobile payment stories of 2012
Major developments in 2012 highlight how far the mobile payment market has come.