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  1. Ada Lovelace Google Doodle Celebrates First Computer Programmer

    She would never know her father, who left England shortly after her birth and died years later in Greece. A Google Doodle today celebrates mathematician Ada Lovelace, widely known as the world’s first computer programmer, who was born on this date...

  2. Ask.com’s Top Question of 2012: Will Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Get Back Together?

    Greece bankruptcy. Is Greece bringing down the Euro? Spoiler alert: apparently, yes. At least for now. The big question now: is KStew pregnant with the spawn of RPatz? Will they name their unborn and potentially immortal child Renesmee?

  3. VeryPink Uses YouTube TrueView In-Search Ads to Reach Knitters for 3 Cents a View

    Her videos are most popular in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada, but customers also hail from Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Italy, India, and Syria. But few have parlayed their flair for instruction, talent for design, and penchant for...

  4. Alan Turing Google Doodle: Turing Machine Codebreaker Logo Honors Father of Computer Science

    He took his 1952 and 1953 vacations to Norway and Greece, away from the watchful eyes of the employers for whom he cracked codes and enabled more intelligent warfare against the Germans. Alan Turing would have celebrated his 100th birthday today.

  5. Politicians and regulators need to focus on supporting financial services

    The inability of the eurozone members to face up to and react swiftly and decisively to the crisis in Greece exposed the major deficiencies of the premature currency union. Rearranging the deck chairs

  6. Riksbank's Persson: Making the European financial system safer

    If you look at Latvia, it’s very much like Greece – it has a fixed exchange rate, it needs to make large savings – and Latvia has shown it is possible to do this, but you need commitment and you need to deliver on your promises.

  7. CDS lessons from the emerging markets

    One New York-based distressed debt investor claims to know, anecdotally, that some large hedge funds and banks did exactly that with Greece CDSs: “The CDS market may be smaller than the underlying bond market, but you can make the tail wag the dog...

  8. Questioning collateral

    The rise in spreads has been particularly acute for peripheral European countries, including Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – the so-called Piigs. In the event of a default by Greece, contagion would probably spread throughout the...

  9. EU regulators ready to act in concert?

    The German government is widely believed to have forced Bafin’s hand to win domestic support for an international rescue package it had helped put together for Greece, so it seems doubtful whether the existence of Esma would have prevented events...

  10. Pick and choose from social media tools: BIS’s Laurmaa

    A wider audienceThe crisis has broadened the audience of official institutions to a degree, Laurmaa noted, pointing out, for example, that data published by the BIS on country exposures to Greece had received coverage on primetime television news...

  11. Source ETF is first in Europe to track Vix volatility

    Exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source has created the first European ETF on the S&P 500 Vix Futures Index, providing investors with access to volatility at a time when fiscal problems in Greece and other European countries have pushed...

  12. Concerns grow on correlation of derivatives collateral

    Attention has focused on Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – the so-called Piigs. Amid rising fears about sovereign risk, derivatives market participants have become increasingly worried about the correlation inherent in collateral...