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Mistakes made in wikileaks case

If anyone thinks that the newspapers of the world aren't going to print embarrassing secrets and that disgruntled observers of dishonourable behaviour won't be compelled to reveal it then stop readi

12 Dec 2010
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Elizabeth Lumley

Mob rule, mass transit and plastic cards

I've written before how groupthink, not only makes my skin crawl, but is counterproductive to innovation (it is the grit that makes the pearl, remember). But I've been thinking a lot about herd behav...

10 Dec 2010
Brett King

Lucky to be a customer? Not at Metro bank

I met yesterday with the inimitable Vernon Hill, founder of Metro Bank, and with Metro's Chairman and co-founder, Anthony Thomson. It is interesting to hear Hill's view of why Metro is able to dominat...

10 Dec 2010
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World Leaders vs Wikileaks Scoreboard

It seems an appropriate time to start a scoreboard, seeing as every other conflict gets one. I was thinking Presidents, Ex-presidents, Bank Presidents, Prime Ministers and perhaps Senators would be su...

10 Dec 2010
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EC's 16 actions towards massive e-invoicing adoption

In 2020 e-invoicing has to be the predominant method of invoicing in Europe, according to European Commission. In its Communication ‘Reaping the benefits of electronic invoicing for Europe’ and in

10 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Bo Harald

ISO-standard for e-invoicing getting support

Support for implementation of first global ISO-standard is starting to appear - also in Russia. And by SWIFT: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9ecbbbc#/f9ecbbbc/1 It so makes sense for countries ...

10 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Robert Siciliano

Twitter Crime on the Rise

Twitter is now beginning to see a substantial rise in active users. A recent report found that the percentage of Twitter users who have tweeted ten or more times, have more than ten followers, and fo...

09 Dec 2010
Alexander Mifsud

Can banks compete with PayPal?

Yesterday I listened to a talk from PayPal at one of Europe’s largest online innovation and developer conferences, LeWeb. The company was incredibly bullish about the online ecommerce market and expla...

09 Dec 2010
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Wikileaks Surprises To Get Bigger and the Net Hotter

We thought we had seen it all, torture, murder, renting (I assume unwillling) 8-15 yr old boys to Afghan policemen, but no there's more. Australian Senator secretly 'briefing' US agents on the inner w...

09 Dec 2010
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Bo Harald

Demise of cash

Nick Jones blogged about cash. We managed to eliminate private cheques in Finland in 1983 by putting a charge (8c) on the cheque forms (picked up or mailed). At the same time there was a big drive for...

08 Dec 2010
Innovation in Financial Services
Bo Harald

Blame it on the banks 2

Translating part of a Facebook note by Liisa Jaakonsaari (MEP - Finnish Social Democrat): "The crisis in Europe is not because of EU or the Euro. Rather it can be said that EU and the euro are in...

08 Dec 2010
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Ian Kerr

The EMV tipping point

The latest figures from the Australian Payments Clearing Association hold no surprises for the seasoned EMV advocate. As we’ve seen with other EMV-compliant countries, such as the UK and Canada, the r...

08 Dec 2010