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Seeing Colt Through a Different 'Prizm

While it may not be the biggest transaction, Colt’s agreement to acquire a majority stake in MarketPrizm, which finally materialised this week after months of speculation, gives the UK telecom...
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Will NYSE Tussle Turn NASD?

Keeping abreast of the to’ing and fro’ing between the various entities vying for control of NYSE Euronext has added a certain piquancy to simultaneously hosting a panel discussion on Optimising...
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A Low Latency Cocktail from The Brewery

Last week, I chaired A-Team's first Business & Technology of Low-Latency Trading event - #BTLLT for the twittersphere - at The Brewery (a former Whitbread Brewery, it's now an established events...
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Would Google Really Buy Thomson Reuters Markets?

The idea that Google would be interested in – and is indeed seeking to – acquire Thomson Reuters Markets first came to my attention at the London Stock Exchange, oddly enough. I was there for a...
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StreamBase Lowers Latency, Speeds Up Development

With the release of version 7 of its complex event processing (CEP) offering, StreamBase Systems is taking a swipe at latency while addressing usability to make creation of applications faster and...
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More on Recent News from Spread Networks

I'm pretty focused on A-Team's "Business & Technology of Low-Latency Trading" events coming up in London in less than two weeks, and in New York City at the month end. We'll have Brennan Carley...
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NYSE+Nasdaq ... The Platform Play

So as somewhat expected, Nasdaq OMX is making a play for NYSE Euronext, pulling in IntercontinentalExchange as a partner, and offering a good premium over Deutsche Boerse's bid. Regulatory issues -...
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Welcome Back Tibco!

No apologies for the headline. It's not meant to suggest any favoritism towards the company, but rather to signal my delight that the low-latency messaging space is about to get even more competitive...
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Tibco Releases FTL - Aims to "Dominate" in the Front Office

With the release of its low-latency FTL messaging product, Tibco Software aims to "dominate in the front office," a space where it got started in the mid 1980s and then became ubiquitous with its...
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Q&A: Craig Betts of Solace Systems on Latency Beyond Algo Trading

Low latency messaging use is expanding beyond traditional algorithmic trading applications to address wider business requirements. Meanwhile, issues such as reliability, manageability and cost are...

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