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Steve Ellis

Oyster Card good, payment by mobile bad

London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone has earned some brownie points for the introduction and extension of the Oyster Card. But Writer and blogger, Matthew Stibbe vents on his experiences of being require...

21 Dec 2007
Steve Ellis

The shape of Thomson-Reuters after merger

Rafat at paidcontent has pointed to information emerging from a Thomson investor day that shared info on the likely shape of the business after merger (acquisition) with Reuters. While Reuters will ...

04 Oct 2007
Steve Ellis

5.5 million Filipinos use mobiles for cash and payments

Here MSN and Yahoo! are each running a story by PA's Oliver Teves, that states 5.5 million Filipinos are using their mobile phones as virtual wallets to store cash and transfer money. Apparently, one...

01 Oct 2007
Futuristic Banking
Steve Ellis

Web 2.0: Advanta launches IdeaBlob for SMEs

Advanta, a US based financial institution, with a big focus upon providing credit cards to the small business market place has used the Demo event in San Diego to launch IdeaBlob. IdeaBlob harnesses w...

27 Sep 2007
Futuristic Banking
Steve Ellis

I'm due a McLaren for Christmas this year, boss

In the interests of research for a project (honest), I recently had cause to look into slang terminology for different amounts of currency. Which made me consider that if 'a Bernie' is worth £1 milli...

24 Sep 2007
Whatever...
Steve Ellis

World Stock Exchange hacked, run on deposits, bank closes

It must be purgatory working at Linden Labs. Citizens of Second Life seem hell bent on replicating every problem of the real world. Setting aside the sex pests and the terrorists, no sooner had the au...

10 Aug 2007
Futuristic Banking
Steve Ellis

Analyst: online banking could save 17m trees each year

Tekrati, the analyst reporting service, has flagged up research by Javelin Strategy and Research that puts a environmental value on the shift to banking online. Read the full Tekrati story here - or ...

25 Jul 2007
Going green
Steve Ellis

Squirrel espionage squad foiled by border guards

China is not the only nation to have trained creatures to do its bidding, the Washington Post points out an editorial by Saleh Eskandari headlined "spying squirrels," published July 10 by ...

23 Jul 2007
Whatever...
Steve Ellis

Tips: Cleaning debris from dealing room technology

Next time a trader drops his avocado and bean sprout wrap on his keyboard - or one of those private equity boys inadvertently squashes a Quail's egg with his mouse - help is at hand. Just stick it in...

21 Jun 2007
Whatever...
Steve Ellis

Where are they now: Ron Dembo

Not sure if Ron Dembo is still involved with Algorithmics - or indeed with financial technology - but TechCrunch's Michael Arrington tracked him down to a new start up called Zerofootprint, a not-fo...

06 Jun 2007
Where are they now?
Steve Ellis

Come on Tom, tell us what is happening?

Radio silence over at Tom Glocer's blog. Yes, it must be hugely busy at the eye of the storm. Yes, there are obvious legal constraints. But wouldn't it be fascinating to get a little insight into what...

11 May 2007
Steve Ellis

Does mobile banking fix it for the world's unbanked?

South Africa's Mail & Guardian has a news report looking at the use of Cell Phone banking to bring low income groups into the banked population, and thereby increase their potential for economic ...

22 Mar 2007