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Brett KingMoven - New York

Facebook Credits gone, but banks need FB more than ever

21 June 2012  |  4702 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

It was announced yesterday that Facebook is going to start phasing out their Facebook Credits system. If you've been watching my commentary over the last few years, I had entertained Facebook becomin...

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Kevin YeeOCBC Bank - New York

Lessons from the thieving hacker

21 June 2012  |  2475 views  |  0  |  Recommends 3

Two days ago Finextra reported on the 'hacktivist' Reckz0r. In a nutshell, the hacker claimed initially to have hacked into Visa and Mastercard, and went on to leak hundreds of account info. No worri...

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Financial Services Outages - Why Speed Can Kill

20 June 2012  |  2728 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In what industry experts referred to as a mini flash crash, a software glitch hit the market debut of BATS (Better Alternative Trading System) Global Markets, leading the company to completely withdra...

David OatesActiance - Theale

Why Being Social Could Pay Dividends

20 June 2012  |  2433 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Key research from Carol Rozwell of Gartner last year identified that 20 percent of enterprises that employ social media beyond marketing will lead their industries in revenue growth by 2015. With a gr...

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Philippe CarreSUNGARD - LONDON

Chinese Metals

19 June 2012  |  2833 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Cross-border M&A among exchanges has proved difficult lately. The latest attempt, the purchase of the London Metal Exchange by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, might actually go through - but wi...

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We Are All Trading Now

19 June 2012  |  2070 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The time has come for IT cost reduction through business alignment IT budgets are being drastically cut in all sorts of companies. That's not new. But IT is being asked to deliver the similar sort of ...

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Leslie SpiroTick42 - London

How important is the source in Open Source

19 June 2012  |  2769 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In recent years, there’s been a distinct shift towards the use of open technologies in the financial markets, especially when it comes to market data projects. Indeed, the benefits of using open techn...

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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

Hurtling Towards Harmonisation

19 June 2012  |  2654 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I spent most of yesterday reading the Financial Stability Board's OTC Derivatives Markets Reforms Third Progress Report on Implementation. Thrilling stuff if you were desperately awaiting your next i...

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Martin BaileyTemenos - Hemel Hempstead

In Confidence

19 June 2012  |  2031 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Confidence is a powerful force. A lack of confidence can be devastating. Have enough confidence and you can achieve absolutely anything. All financial markets are underpinned by confidence. Currency r...

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When managing legacy banking technology...boutique is best!

19 June 2012  |  1747 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In 2010, Cranfield University published some research which categorised ‘rationalisation and outsourcing services’ into four broad categories; boutique, shop, factory and mall. A boutique service tend...

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