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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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bells and whistles

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Computing.

Additions (such as options or warrants) made to a financial product to increase its appeal to the market.

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FYI

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Economics.

Abbrev. for for your information. A document published on and about the Internet, similar to a RFC, but giving information rather than setting standards.

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input/output

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Computing.

(I/O)

The passing of information into or out of the central processing unit of a computer system, or the part of the system primarily dedicated to this activity. An important...

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Lotus 1-2-3

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

Trademark A spreadsheet program for personal computers originated by Lotus Development Corp. (now part of IBM). It provides statistical, database, and graph-drawing facilities.

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Ponzi scheme

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Financial Institutions and Services.

A type of banking fraud named after Charles Ponzi, who operated such a scheme in the USA in 1920. Depositors are offered unsustainably high rates of interest (e.g. 50% p.a.) and are...

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Silicon Valley

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Economics.

A name used for a part of west California, south of San Francisco, that contains a large number of computer and software companies.

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touch screen

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Financial Institutions and Services.

A system of automated screen trading in which the operator uses a finger or other pointer to touch the screen in order to activate the system instead of using a keyboard or other system of...

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transaction

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Economics.

An external event (e.g. purchase or sale) or internal event (e.g. depreciation of an asset) that gives rise to a change affecting the operations or finances of an organization.

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zero suppression

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Economics.

The elimination of nonsignificant zeros. While numerical data is being processed it may be expanded to a uniform number of digits by the addition of nonsignificant zeros to the left of the...

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