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A sticky situation

After designing the new banner for York TUC, it’s really nice to see the old one is going to be professionally preserved by the People’s History Museum. We’ve already started collecting a number of stickers on the new one and who knows, maybe one day that one will be in a museum too…

A sticky situation.

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Has Died At 55

Will we now see a change in Nintendo strategy?

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Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co., Ltd, has died at the age of 55. This news comes suddenly and by word of Nintendo’s investor relations team in Japan.

The company has disclosed the cause of death as a growth in his bile duct.

Iwata was an early employee at HAL, the company behind classics like the Kirby series, Earthbound, and Smash Brothers Melee.

Iwata joined Nintendo in 2000, then serving as a Director for the company. By 2002, he was made the company’s President — the first president of Nintendo not related to founder Fusajiro Yamauchi.

In 2013, he was also appointed as CEO of Nintendo of America.

Iwata was always considered an incredibly hands on leader, with producer credits on hundreds of titles across nearly every Nintendo console, from the NES to the Wii U. Rare for an executive, his programming skills were said to be quite incredible…

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The Future Of Finance Is In Real Time

The banking sector is typically very slow at deploying technological advances, but perhaps it’s the ageing user base whose reluctance to embrace change is hindering progress?

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In a world of decreasing size and rapidly increasing technological development, the financial sector needs to keep up at the same pace. While physical supply chains have improved to keep track of the digital world, the financial supply chain has not kept pace.

The race toward real-time financial services involves a wide array of stakeholders and possibilities, ranging from common standardization to re-engineering underlying processes and protocols through blockchain technology.

So far, much of the hype in fintech is concentrated around the front-end through P2P-payments like Venmo, Facebook Pay and Snapcash, as well as mobile payments like Apple Pay/Wallet and Android Pay. These solutions change the dynamics of the customer interface, but are mainly built on existing infrastructures (either the banks or the card networks). However, in a world where physical goods can be delivered within the same day, expectations for real-time payments are…

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What do you think you could buy with 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars?

Ever since the Federal Reserve started its quantitative easing program in response to the 2008 financial crisis, we’ve been hearing dire warnings about the threat of hyperinflation. Those warnings, it goes without saying, have not come to pass. In fact, if you want to look at what actual hyperinflation looks like, you should check out…

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