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Commerce Weekly: Identifying real-time consumer intent

Commerce Weekly: Identifying real-time consumer intent

Startups tap realtime marketing, NFC in the U.K.'s post office, and banks need to remain "top of wallet."

An ecommerce startup aims to understand real-time consumer intent, a 350-year-old post office embraces mobile, and mobile wallets could disrupt brick-and-mortar banks. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Open source cuts microlending complexity

Open source cuts microlending complexity

The Mifos Initiative is using open source software to serve the developing world.

Creating financial software for the developing world is tricky business. Variations between countries — and between the banks within those countries — make proprietary solutions unsustainable without massive investment. The Mifos Initiative has gone a different route: manage an open source project that lets banks customize software to meet their unique microlending needs.

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