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An increasingly common problem on the web (not to mention Computer Science in general) is the integration of disparate data sources.
Whether those data sources are accessed via Web Services, APIs, databases, scraped-content, or even plain old flat files seems to be less and less relevant in comparison to the quick and efficient production, consumption and integration of the data itself.
For this reason, BCmoney will be launching a number of new products in 2009-2010, the early prototypes of which can be seen here:
These represent a departure from the typical destination site by integrating data from various sources in dynamic, user-defined ways. Look for more continued developments in these and other aspects of the BCmoney MobileTV service in the near future!
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