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Tiny chips a big deal to retailers

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Tiny chips a big deal to retailers

Razor blades and medicines packaged with pinpoint-sized computer chips and tiny antennae that eventually could send retailers and manufacturers a wealth of information about the products – and those who buy them – will start appearing in grocery stores and pharmacies this year. “Within two decades, the minuscule transmitters are expected to replace the familiar product bar codes, and retailers are already envisioning the conveniences the new technology, called “radio frequency identification,” will bring – even as others are raising privacy concerns.”

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