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Friday, November 28, 2014

A Swipe Toward Inclusion: (With video) PagPop connects merchants and low-income consumers

By Scott Anderson — WDI

PagPop in Brazil has developed card reader hardware that attaches to Android and IOS-based smartphones, as well as applications for low tech phones, targeting low-income consumers and merchants. It has grown from about 4,000 clients to 110,000 clients, and has aspirations to reach 300,000 clients in the next two years.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Four Insights from Four Investors: Practitioners of impact and angel investing share their views

By James Militzer — WDI

As our Impact Investing Insights series concludes, we've compiled the views of four practitioners on topics like impact assessment, crowdfunding, and the advantages of socially responsible investing. You can read excerpts here, or check out the embedded video for their full perspectives.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's About Launching Ecosystems, Not Just Products: Insights on the next generation of mobile financial services from the Mondato Summit Asia

By Chris Connolly

As the explosive growth of mobile financial services (MFS) reshapes economies around the world, the Mondato Summit Asia brought an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists from all parts of the ecosystem to explore the next generation of MFS in Southeast Asia. Chris Connolly delivers some highlights - and tweets - from the recent conference.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

NexThought Monday – Unlocking Mobile Data: Regulatory and privacy issues prevent metadata use from realizing its full potential

By Jake Kendall

African countries are not data-rich environments but, because of high mobile phone use, they could be. And that data could be used to track, among other things, importation routes for infectious disease, patterns of migration or economic transactions.

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