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We've heard wearable technology is coming, but it feels a bit surprising that the hot new item is a throwback -- the smartwatch. Apple is supposedly working on one. There's the crowdfunded Pebble watch, which delivers texts and other notifications from your phone to your wrist. And now, Samsung looks to be on the verge of releasing its own watch next month.

Om Malik, founder of tech website GigaOM, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss.

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