01 September 2014

Video extravaganza

A round-up of interesting videos knocking about on the web. Anything worth watching of interest to Finextra community members.
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

High Performace Trading on steroids

30 September 2009  |  5148 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Feargal O'Sullivan, managing director of high performance messaging at Nyse Technologies shows off the pre-release Nehalem-EX Processor running a Nyse trading simulation at the Intel Developers Forum 2009. In the demo, O'Sullivan describes how Nyse simplified the hardware from many servers and interconnects to a single 4-CPU Platform based on t...

TagsDealing roomsTrade execution
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Will that be cash, plastic or iPhone?

25 September 2009  |  5641 views  |  15  |  Recommends 0

Hip-to-the-moment TechFlash blogger John Cook shows just how easy it is to use your iPhone to buy a grande non-fat mocha in this video shot at the Seattle Columbia Center Starbucks. So why not just use a card? John looks slightly confused by this question, before retorting: "Because its so cool to use an iPhone man to buy your goods.&quo...

TagsPaymentsRetail banking
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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3642 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The BBC have put a priceless collection of items from Tomorrow's World online. If you've not heard of it, this used to be essential viewing on BBC1. It was a weekly look at science and technology whic...

Paul PenroseFinextra - London

One trillion dollars visualised

22 July 2009  |  3916 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Mint's online lifestyle mag does its bit to remind us all how deep in the mire we are with the snazzy 'One Trillion Dollars Visualised' animation. In layman's terms, that one trillion dollars woul...

TagsRetail bankingWholesale banking
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Does Jon Stewart use inside information?

18 March 2009  |  7308 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Having mopped the floor with Jim Cramer and CNBC, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart has turned his attention to the practice of short-selling in this typically barbed report from regular correspondent S...

TagsDealing roomsWholesale banking
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Bernie Madoff is the Cookie Monster

16 March 2009  |  3989 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Want to know how Bernie Madoff swindled his billions, but only got a minute to spare? Ernie from Sesame Street explains all here. Not sure that I fully approve of Ernie's rather Tarantinoesque ret...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Barclaycard goes viral with waterslide creative

12 March 2009  |  3408 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A good example of viral marketing from Barclaycard, which is challenging the public to create a home-made version if its waterslide TV advertisement, in which an office drone travels from work to home...

TagsCardsRetail banking
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Mindboggling science and the arrival of home evolutus

25 February 2009  |  3264 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

TED speaker Juan Enriquez looks beyond the financial crisis at mindboggling science and the arrival of home evolutus. Here's the pitch: "Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big r...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2511 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I stumbled across this video today which I think perfectly encapsulates the Apple philosophy. Nice to see cutting edge design taken beyond even the iPhone. Now if you'll excuse me I have to pop to ...

Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Bernie Madoff's take on over-regulation on Wall Street

18 December 2008  |  4930 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Some choice quotes from squeaky-clean Bernie Madoff on the trials of doing business in the modern financial system. "Whenever I go down to Washington and meet with the SEC and complain to them t...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale banking
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