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Software Developers Wait on Wearables

Amid all the buzz about wearable devices, something’s missing: software worth wearing.

Tech giants including Google and Samsung, soon to be joined by Apple and Microsoft, have staked big bets on wearables as the next defining era of hardware. For these companies, the devices hold the lucrative promise of burrowing ever deeper into our everyday routines.

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While there’s uncertainty about who will win the wearables space, there’s pretty broad consensus that the space is worth winning. Global shipments for smart watches, one key type of wearables, are expected to reach 268,000 by the end of 2013, according to the business analytics firm IHS. By the end of 2018, the firm estimates that 39 million units will be shipped.

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