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How NatWest's IT meltdown developed

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Guardian's investigations suggest bank's problems began on Tuesday night when it updated key piece of software called CA-7NatWest has admitted that it could not say exactly how much money should be in individual accounts as the crisis caused by a failed software update last week spiralled out of control for...
How NatWest's IT meltdown developed
VeriFone goes after Square with Sail mobile credit card reader
Think you're safe at Starbucks? Think again

SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing

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The next version of Microsoft's relational database management system (RDMS) promises to bring immense performance gains to online transactional processing systems....
SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing
Y Combinator-Backed Balanced Adds Bank Payments To Its Peer-To-Peer Payments Platform

Search and Exogenous Complexity

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I am now using the phrase “exogenous complexity” to describe systems, methods, processes, and procedures which are likely to fail due to outside factors. This initial post focuses on indexing, but I will extend the concept to other content centric applications in the future. Disagree with me? Use the comments...
Search and Exogenous Complexity
Display production for next iPhone reportedly to kickoff next month, led by Sharp, LG, Japan Display

IRS Tech Security Lax, Watchdog Agency Says

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The Internal Revenue Service isn't doing such a great job of protecting its key financial and tax-processing systems, according to the GAO....
IRS Tech Security Lax, Watchdog Agency Says

Groupon introduces mobile payments system

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Online coupon broker Groupon debuted a new payments system on Wednesday meant to offer the "lowest rates in today's marketplace" to U.S. merchants who use its couponing service. The new system is like other mobile payments systems; it features a Groupon-branded credit card reader, which attaches to an iPhone...
Groupon introduces mobile payments system

Accel Partners Big Data Fund Invests $4.3 Million In Trifacta

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Today Trifacta, a company building a cross-platform interface for dealing with big data, announced that it received a $4.3 million investment from the Accel Partners Big Data Fund. The company also raised money from X/Seed Capital, Data Collective LLC, Dave Goldberg, Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman. Trifacta is a team...
Accel Partners Big Data Fund Invests $4.3 Million In Trifacta

SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing

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The next version of Microsoft's relational database management system (RDMS) promises to bring immense performance gains to online transactional processing systems.SQL Server 2014 will come with a new in-memory OLTP engine, one built with the company's Heckaton set of technologies, first developed by Microsoft Research."We're building our transactional processing...
SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing
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