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Bank of America: Bitcoin could become THE currency of e-commerce

Chinese banks may not be too keen on Bitcoin at the moment (which has done something to damp down the current price) but a new research report from Bank of America rates it as a major player in future internet transactions. "We believe Bitcoin can become a major means of payment for e-commerce and may emerge as a serious …
Iain Thomson, 6 Dec 2013

Why a Robin Hood tax on filthy rich City types is the very LAST thing needed

Analysis The lovely thing about this year's Nobel Prize in Economics is that it entirely borks the case for a Robin Hood Tax - a levy on the financial sector's transactions, in other words. Not that the judging panel's decision will stop efforts to implement the tax; everyone's moved beyond intellectual arguments to instead howl in the …
Tim Worstall, 15 Oct 2013
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Bet against the bubble - how to head off a subprime crisis

We all know what to do about this subprime mess, the credit-crisis final-end-of-capitalism farrago, don't we? Hang the bankers, hang them high, banish greed and stupidity from the human soul, bring in a very real change to our mass, crass, consumerism and usher in a society free from the shackles of late stage fiancierism? OK, …
Tim Worstall, 1 Sep 2008
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Sixth British Columbia stray foot a hoax

The sixth "foot" discovered wearing an Adidas trainer on the shores of British Columbia earlier this week was not human, but rather "a skeletonised animal paw ... inserted into the shoe with a sock and packed with dried seaweed", the BC Coroners Service (BCCS) reports (pdf). The BCCS slammed the hoax as "reprehensible and very …
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2008
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Gov claims 'password protection' OK for sensitive docs

The government sent the security industry into gales of laughter today when it insisted that sensitive documents on Hazel Blears’ missing PC are quite safe, as the machine is “password protected”. The gov’s soothing words came amid speculation on what formal action, if any, communities and local government secretary Blears …
Joe Fay, 18 Jun 2008
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Nokia says no plan to switch phones to Linux

Despite reports to the contrary, Nokia is not embracing Linux as a platform for its mobile phones. The Finnish giant insists that comments reported by Reuters and others were quoted out of context and that nothing has changed. Speculation started when comments from Rick Simonson, Nokia's Financial Director, that the mobile …
Bill Ray, 21 May 2008
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Tiscali crosses Carphone Warehouse from bidders list

Tiscali has written up a wish list of companies it would like to sell itself to, and Carphone Warehouse has not made the cut. The Italian ISP held a board meeting yesterday and drew up a list of would-be bidders, but CPW was dropped because its offer was considered too low. Tiscali's market cap is just over €1.4bn and CPW last …
John Oates, 13 May 2008
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PC World, Currys staff to be dumped in DSGi rescue plan?

Hundreds of PC World and Currys staff could see the job axe swing on Thursday (15 May) when the stores’ owner DSG International (DSGi) announces its latest trading statement and strategy review. DSGi is understood to be closing 200 of its 700 stores as well as considering switching its outlets to a new superstore format, …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 May 2008
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BT announces escape route for Biscit customers

BT today announced a bail-out process for customers trapped aboard the foundering ISP Biscit Internet. From next Monday, Biscit DSL customers will be able to call a special helpline set up by BT to obtain a Migration Authorisation Code, or MAC. This can then be given to a new ISP of the customer's choice, simplifying the …
Lewis Page, 16 Mar 2007
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Test ad hints at lower iPhone prices

At least two blogs are carrying images of test advertisement that price Apple's iPhone for as low as $299, leading to speculation the much-vaunted gadget may sell for significantly less than Steve Jobs announced last month. The ad priced the 4GB iPhone at $299 and the 8GB model at $399. That would represent a discount of 40 …
Dan Goodin, 17 Feb 2007

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