G-20 internet economy to double by 2016


The G-20 internet economy is projected to reach US$4.2 trillion in 2016, nearly double the size it was in 2010 according to The Boston Consulting Group. G-20 includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S.

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Internet Shopping Via Text Message


This Android phone app helps store owners in Colombia track their stock and accounts.

E-commerce startups are targeting emerging economies where cell phones, not browsers, rule.

 In much of the world, shopping online involves browsing e-commerce sites or typing what you want to buy into a search engine. In countries where Internet-connected computers are a rarity, a Seattle-based startup called Slimtrader hopes to offer Internet shopping via text message instead.


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