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angel

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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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BURDEN, Roger Francis (<i>born</i> 1946), Director, Football Association, since 2001 (Acting Chairman, 2010–11)

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Economic History; Economics; Insurance. 101 words.

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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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touch screen

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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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