Online Original: Smart Cards: From Manhattan To The Web?

Not yet embraced by consumers on the street, smart cards may be hard-pressed to score on the Net, too

"They're hardly being used at all," says Harvey Rosenblum, general manager at Manhattan's Fairway Fruits & Vegetables grocery. He's talking about smart cards, and for card proponents, his words are another dose of bad news in their decade-long struggle to crack the U.S. market.

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