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Paul Penrose

Goldman bankers tool up with handguns - allegedly

We hear from no less a source than a Bloomberg news columnist that the higher-ups at Goldman Sachs are loading up on pistol permits for fear of a popular uprising against God's own bankers. Now, the ...

02 Dec 2009
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Paul Penrose

Message to BofA: If you want Clarity try YouTube

Bank of America has announced the launch of the Credit Card Clarity Commitment(TM), a one-page summary of customers' rates, fees, and payment information. "Bank of America is investing more in ou...

01 Dec 2009
Finance 2.0
Paul Penrose

Thomson Reuters logo goes down the pan

Credit to Reuters' blogger Felix Salmon for picking this one up from the Post Secrets blog. The secret story of Thomson Reuters new logo, as told by a disaffected design team member:

16 Nov 2009
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Paul Penrose

The gospel according to Martin Lukes

Praise be! The FT has resurrected Martin Lukes, the deluded and corrupt former chief of fictional company a-b global, who disappeared from view some years back after being convicted of insider trading...

05 Nov 2009
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Paul Penrose

PayPal leaves banking industry in its wake

This comes direct from a PayPal press release, announcing that more than a dozen developers have created a new generation of applications built with the PayPal X global payments platform. Here's a sa...

04 Nov 2009
Finance 2.0
Paul Penrose

Finextra Community sets up Twitter A-list

Micro-blogging site Twitter has begun rolling out its new list-building feature which enables users to curate themed lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of celebrity accoun...

30 Oct 2009
Finance 2.0
Paul Penrose

Crunch - the game for utter bankers

We missed this first time around, but it should definitely be on the Christmas shopping list for all self-respecting Finextra Community members. Crunch - the game for utter bankers is a devious card g...

30 Oct 2009
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Paul Penrose

Bloomberg help desk saves balloon boy

A heart-warming story currently doing the rounds in financial circles. A trader at Natixis Bleichroeder Capital Management was apparently so distraught at the unfolding boy-in-the-balloon saga that he...

22 Oct 2009
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Paul Penrose

Twitter and the High Frequency Trader

Rumours that Twitter is in advanced talks with Google and Microsoft about striking data mining deals has resurrected speculation about the use of the microblogging site as a high frequency trading too...

09 Oct 2009
Finance 2.0
Paul Penrose

High Performace Trading on steroids

Feargal O'Sullivan, managing director of high performance messaging at Nyse Technologies shows off the pre-release Nehalem-EX Processor running a Nyse trading simulation at the Intel Developers Forum...

30 Sep 2009
Video extravaganza
Paul Penrose

Will that be cash, plastic or iPhone?

Hip-to-the-moment TechFlash blogger John Cook shows just how easy it is to use your iPhone to buy a grande non-fat mocha in this video shot at the Seattle Columbia Center Starbucks. So why not just u...

25 Sep 2009
Video extravaganza
Paul Penrose

Sibos 2009 - in words, pictures and videos

The Finextra@Sibos team have returned from Hong Kong exhausted but exhilarated after a week in which we posted: 30 news stories 100 company announcements 108 photos 9 videos Members of the global Fi...

22 Sep 2009
Finextra@Sibos