5 July 2012: The New York Times

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Big Data for the Poor

ZestCash, founded in 2006, had a winning idea, in principle. It made loans to borrowers with poor credit scores by using complex data analysis to better determine their credit quality. But now it has decided to move out of the business of making loans and instead concentrate on selling its analysis to other lenders serving poorer and marginal borrowers.

Read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/big-data-for-the-poor/

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