Buy, cell, hold

(From The Economist) The technology revolution may be coming to poor countries via the mobile phone, not the personal computer, as it did in rich ones. … TradeNet, a software company based in Accra, Ghana, will unveil a simple sort of eBay for agricultural products across a dozen countries in west Africa. It lets buyers and sellers indicate what they are after and their contact information, which is sent to all relevant subscribers as an SMS text message in one of four languages. Interested parties can then reach others directly to do a deal.

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