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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Contactless mugging

28 September 2007  |  3563 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

So if I've read this Finextra item correctly - you just wave the thing over a reader with no questions asked. Is this a mugger's dream? How many low value transactions could someone run up before the thing could be cancelled? Or do you just make sure you only pre-load a small amount in case it's nicked. In that case how do you know you have enough...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Eros card - that's a top idea

21 September 2007  |  4836 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There was some discussion in the office about why it was called Eros. When we twigged the reason and that you can't after all use it in Ann Summers it seemed less interesting. Still I imagine early adopters out there can't wait to get a contactless pre-payment card just to buy a specific newspaper for slightly less than normal. I don't actually re...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Wondering if you should blog?

20 September 2007  |  2951 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Blogging can be time consuming so we're certainly not expecting people to do it every day - although there are folk who do this. If you want to give it a try, as a gentle introduction you may like to...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

I'm intrigued - what do they mean by an online mishap?

20 September 2007  |  3842 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've been with an online-only bank for years - the lovely Smile as it happens - so I'm hardly likely to go back to conventional banking. I'm also not sure what counts as a mishap online alluded to in ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

What to do in Boston!

20 September 2007  |  5166 views  |  4  |  Recommends 1

Sibos is a few days away, so if you know any good places in Boston that you are willing to share with the wider community - let us know. You can either comment on this blog or create a new blog post ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Panic now you Facebook folk!

19 September 2007  |  3554 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A well-meaning member of our team forwarded this message earlier: If somebody called bm_tnoo7@hotmail.com adds you to their facebook account DONT accept it because its a hacker. Tell everyone on your ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is the iPod touch the PDA done properly?

10 September 2007  |  2198 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've had a Palm for years - since they were called PalmPilots in fact - and have yet to find something that's as reliable, lightweight and - well - useful. Enter stage left the iPod touch - lots of th...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

It'll never catch on

10 September 2007  |  2420 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

That OnePulse card will never catch on. I mean - look at it - it's way too big.

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

E-commerce for beginners part one: Lily Rose Petunia

06 September 2007  |  1875 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

A friend of mine works in television as a director - which seems interesting to me - but he's recently developed an interest in web development - which seems odd to me. He's also just formed a new ba...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Finding your way around the new site

03 September 2007  |  1960 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We've changed the top navigation bar - you'll see a new link - Members area - which takes you instantly to your personal home page, or a login page if you are not currently logged in. Also a slight b...

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