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A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones. It's improved commerce and brought basic necessities to poorer areas

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Bill Gates: how mobile banking can change the lives of the poor http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/4/7966043/bill-gates-future-of-banking-and-mobile-money

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Micropayment systems

http://www.w3.org/TR/Micropayment-Markup/

http://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/cs181/projects/2010-11/MicropaymentsAndTheNet/

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http://gelookahead.economist.com/slideshow/mobiles-micropayments-microwork/

Mobile phone penetration in developing countries is above 80%. Mobile payments were estimated to exceed US$235bn in 2013, $160bn of which were made in Africa. Using mobiles to perform small tasks and transfer money can help blaze paths out of poverty.

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Mobile Web

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Web

http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015_MMU_Mobile-money-crosses-borders_New-remittance-models-in-West-Africa.pdf

https://www.worldremit.com/en/news/worldremit-and-mtn-agree-major-mobile-money-partnership

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Mobile Wallets / Mobile Payments -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_payment

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Mobile for Development -- http://www.m4dimpact.com/

http://www.m4dimpact.com/analysis/insights/approaches-to-local-content-realising-the-smartphone-opportunity

Mobile connectivity is enabling large parts of the world to come online for the first time. However, the creation and distribution of digital content remains deeply uneven. While nearly half of the world's population are now online (43%), entire languages, cultures and regions are absent or underrepresented...

The more users understand the digital world, the more likely they are to become engaged in creating content. Moreover, user education efforts need to evolve from being product and service-specific, to be being focused on broader notions of digital literacy...

Mozilla is a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders. Our mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web. Mozilla is the developer of free and open source products like Firefox and Firefox OS, as well as learning and leadership programs contributing to a more web literate world.

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http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/mobile-money/insights/tracker


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