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Steve Ellis

Dick Hardt: Mr Identity 2.0 joins Microsoft

Given the subject of identity comes up fairly frequently within the Finx blogs, especially in relation to security, it may be of interest to know that Microsoft has hired Dick Hardt to support its eff...

10 Dec 2008
Finance 2.0
Steve Ellis

Google Maps embedded inside La Caixa ATMs

Came across this post (via prolific tweeter James Governor) describing Spain's La Caixa ATMs having Google Maps embedded. Not sure if this is news to you, but it was to me. Any other Web 2.0 / Mashup...

02 Dec 2008
Finance 2.0
Steve Ellis

Reuters embed evacuated from Second Life outpost

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 ...

25 Nov 2008
Finance 2.0
Steve Ellis

Trader shoots himself: trading suspended for 15 minutes

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 ...

18 Nov 2008
Steve Ellis

RIP Reg Varney - first man to use a UK ATM

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......

17 Nov 2008
Whatever...
Steve Ellis

When the markets are so bad, if in doubt, pray

US political blog Wonkette covers the curious incident of prayers being offered to the Wall Street Bull to fix capitalism. It's all well beyond my ability to explain - but didn't the market blip up a ...

31 Oct 2008
Whatever...
Steve Ellis

The Brokers With Their Hands on Their Faces Blog

http://brokershandsontheirfacesblog.tumblr.com/ Maybe next week will be better...

18 Oct 2008
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Steve Ellis

There's no money in blogs? But Bankaholic nets USD15m payout

One man band blog site, Bankaholic, has scooped $15m from financial portal Bankrate. The story is covered here at Mashable and here at PaidContent. Bankaholic was set up by Johns Wu who, if these ...

03 Oct 2008
Finance 2.0
Steve Ellis

VentureBeat investigates FT Ventures exposures

Find the article here.

27 Sep 2008
Steve Ellis

Shake out in BPO marketplace

Richard Holway adds some pertinent comments to this story on the possibilities for further shake outs and/or consolidation in the BPO marketplace in his post here - many of the players involved in th...

09 Sep 2008
Steve Ellis

The financial services industry flavoured TechCrunch50

TechCrunch published its TechCrunch 50 finalists in sync with its conference opening today. At first glance, of interest to anyone looking for Web 2.0 in financial services are: Shryk (CB) — Web-bas...

08 Sep 2008
Finance 2.0
Steve Ellis

BBC highlights economic impact of mobile banking in Maldives

The BBC has a great story on the economic impact of a new mobile banking system being installed in the Maldives using World Bank funds. If you have an interest in mobile banking, or the use of IT to ...

25 Jul 2008