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SEC’s HFT Proposals Could Boost Tech Vendors’ Fortunes

High-frequency trading is high on the agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two recently proposed rule changes could lead to a boon for technology providers. However, industry...
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Bordeaux Dispatch - Extending the Tentacles

Actually, I used Bordeaux to get your attention. I write this blog from rural Perigord – the village of Bourdeilles, to be exact – which sits close to some wine appellations that are regarded as...
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Intel's Nehalem EX Changes the Game for Low Latency

Intel calls its chip release strategy “Tick Tock” which means better, faster, cheaper chips every year. A year ago, the groundbreaking Nehalem chip was introduced, and this past week saw the...
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$2.7 BILLION!

Is it the government debt of a small former Eastern European country? No. Is it the total value of the European financial information business? Depends on who you ask, but that’s not what we’re...
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Moving Interactive Forward – Slowly

Unsurprisingly, there has been little news from Interactive Data on how its ‘strategic review’ is progressing. As you’ll recall, the company took everyone by surprise – including its staff – with the...
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Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

When we first heard the latest theory on the succession plan for the former Reuters – that is to say, the market data vendor now known as Thomson Reuters Markets – we thought it was just so much...
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Market Data Capacity - 2009 Review, 2010 Outlook

From the safe distance of February 2010, we can look back at 2009, rake over the coals and think carefully about what lies ahead in 2010. Before I start my survey, I must point out that I am indebted...
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Sunrise on Oracle

Oracle last week finally completed its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, and the company wasted no time in setting out its road map for how its software and Sun’s hardware (and some...
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Let's Focus on Inter-Party Latency

Latency - and keeping it low - remains a concern for the financial markets. We at A-Team know, because our latest poll at low-latency.com found that 80% of respondents reckoned it will be more of a...
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Nomura Launches Collocation Facility Using Colt's Network Infrastructure

Nomura has selected Colt to provide network infrastructure for its new European connectivity and collocation service. The Nomura initiative comes as the Japanese firm seeks to build on the strong...

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