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Elizabeth LumleyRainmaking Innovation - London

It's a man's world...?

24 June 2008  |  3986 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This is a funny story about about how women with long nails can't use an iPhone. Which is a bit strange, as an owner of an iPod Touch, I think they are a rather female friendly. But it got me thinking about other tiny annoyances for women in the City. To name a few: 1. Shiny marble floors at investment banks when your wearing high heels. 2. Name...

Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

A Blink Through My Futurist Goggles

23 June 2008  |  3110 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've always thought that Moore's Law was really just an early illusion like the flat earth theory was for early explorers and that computers would soon make the jump to something significantly beyond what we currently perceive. A group of Australian scientists have brought it that much closer with a wire a few atoms thick using similar techniques ...

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Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Out comes the stick for the credit crunchers

20 June 2008  |  2902 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Prosecutors in the US are hauling in the first of hundreds of participants in the US mortgage and credit fiasco. It remains to be seen who will pay the price but the government has plenty of people in...

Dean Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Australia's economic boom runs out of gas.

20 June 2008  |  2765 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A single gas facility explosion has brought Australia's economic boom to a halt and many thousands of businesses face bankruptcy in the next 6 months. Despite numerous national infrastructure, terrori...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

1951 - the arrival of computer music

18 June 2008  |  2378 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As you may know, when I'm not breaking Finextra I compose and release music to critical acclaim - or damning criticism - it varies. Anyway - it appears this sort of malarkey has been going on for long...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Top 50 most hated business buzz words

17 June 2008  |  8662 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There are some amusing items on the BBC site with Lucy Kellaway's campaign against nonsense officespeak. As she says "the problem with office-speak is that it cloaks the brutal modern workplace i...

Dean Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

What does a paltry 500 million pounds in fraud really cost?

13 June 2008  |  2692 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I wonder if anyone has worked out the real cost of continuing fraud, even just in the U.K. I realise that in the great totality of transactions that around £500 million isn't thought of as being all t...

TagsRisk & regulationRetail banking
Dean Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Is your mobile low emission or a cooker?

12 June 2008  |  4194 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recent discussions of the potential health risks of using a mobile phone left most of us without a point of reference. Some scientists are suggesting excessive exposure can be harmful to even the unbo...

Dean Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Ebay may have failed to force Paypal monopoly

12 June 2008  |  2850 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Australian Competition watchdog has released a draft notice removing Ebay's immunity to consumer laws with regard to forcing Ebay sellers to use Paypal exclusively. The ACCC considers that: 1. e...

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Dean Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

The Dollar has been good - 5.75 percent over 214 yrs?

07 June 2008  |  2349 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Investments in US dollars appear to be paying off for those who put away a dollar coin or even a cent or two from 1794. The HA Long Beach coin auctions this week showed a return of 5.75% per annum o...

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