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Steve EllisMetia - London

Reuters embed evacuated from Second Life outpost

25 November 2008  |  3964 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last week I listened to a Woman's Hour* feature about Second Life (OK, I spend too much time commuting). At the time, I couldn't decide whether the arrival of Second Life on Woman's Hour signified it had gone mainstream, or that it was all over for the virtual world. For some reason Second Life on Woman's Hour is a bit like your Granny getting an ...

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Steve EllisMetia - London

Trader shoots himself: trading suspended for 15 minutes

18 November 2008  |  3184 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The story of Brazilian trader Paulo Sergio Silva, aged 36, shooting himself in the chest on the floor of the Sao Paolo Commodities & Futures Exchange has been covered by news sources ranging from Reuters here, to the Huffington Post here. At present, there is little explanation as to why he did this. The most damning detail is that BM&F B...

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RIP Reg Varney - first man to use a UK ATM

17 November 2008  |  10073 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Reg Varney, a British Comedian famed for his role in On the Buses in the late 60s/early 70s, sadly died yesterday. Curiously he also has a footnote in fintec history. Slip your anoraks, on everyone......

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