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Court extends bankruptcy probe of Mt. Gox mess

The Tokyo District Court has granted a bankruptcy examiner six more weeks to assess the convoluted situation surrounding failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
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Payment card security revamp becoming chip vs. PIN tussle

Industry efforts to shore up payment card security after the massive data breach at Target appear to be devolving into a battle over chip vs. PIN technology between retailers and credit card companies.

Mt. Gox creditors want to force Karpeles to testify in the US

Creditors of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox are trying to force its CEO Mark Karpeles to go to the U.S. for questioning related to a fraud lawsuit.

Banks' suit in Target breach a 'wake-up call' for companies hiring PCI auditors

A lawsuit filed by two banks against Target and Trustwave Holdings, the retailer's security assessor and service provider, could lead to more rigorous evaluations of a company's security for protecting payment card data, experts say.

Bitcoin's backers know they need to win you over

Bitcoin's popularity is growing, but even its biggest backers say it has a mountain of problems to overcome in gathering wider appeal.

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Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

Continuous IT Innovation Shapes the Future of Financial Services Firm

Under CIO Victor Fetter's leadership at LPL Financial, the IT group has moved from 'working on projects' to delivering solutions that shape the business and the marketplace.

There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

Are we giving up on mobile payments already?

Mobile payments have still not caught on as U.S. users stick with their credit cards. Now the innovation is coming in the form of new debit cards.

How to get a job in financial IT

IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability. Insider (registration required)

How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

SAP's Q2: The hot topics

SAP is set to release its second-quarter results on Thursday, and as usual market watchers will be paying close attention given the vendor's bellwether status within the enterprise software market.

How to Do Financial Trading IT Right: Behind the Scenes at Liquidnet

With massive amounts of data, low latency, hundreds of connection points and no margin for error, financial trading is grown-up IT. Liquidnet does it in more than 40 markets with a staff of just 300. Here's how the company makes it work.

Kotak Securities Leverages Smart Order Routing to Help Customers Stay Profitable

The world of stock broking runs on one word: Speed. But manual processes could play spoilsport and derail business, giving competition an opportunity.  Kotak Securities strove to change that and, on its way, created an industry-first.

 

ingogo secures $1.5m investment

App vendor, ingogo, has secured a $1.5million investment from leading investors in an attempt to fund further expansion of the business' taxi booking and payment platform.

Low latency drives HK data center services for financials

The ability to trade securities at nanosecond speeds has become a reality.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Monique Shivanandan

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