Street Swipes—Makeshift
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Mobile money fuels a new wave of street trade in San Francisco

— Street Swipes

06. Trade Dispatches
In some ways, San Franciscan Josh Bukstein is living the very definition of mobile money. Last year he was asked to participate in a new venture: he would be a driver for a start-up called Lyft, a company where regular licensed drivers use their own cars to act as taxis to shuttle people around town. But instead of passing bills or coins, Lyft operators receive payment through a unique app that both rider and driver must possess.

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Mumbai’s night crew fend off a rodent tide

— Rat Trap

06. Trade Dispatches