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Mars rover Curiosity transmits low-resolution landing video.
Dan Ginns joins Hi-Media as commercial director.
Mobile contactless payment will not reach the mass market for another decade in the UK despite initiatives including Google Wallet, according to a report by technology analysts Forrester.
Amazon has revealed that its sales of ebooks have overtaken those of its printed books in the UK.
Tesco is trialling “virtual fridges” in Gatwick Airport that allow travellers to order essentials to be delivered to their home for when they return from holiday.
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
The biggest U.S. bank by assets, named Eileen Serra to succeed Gordon Smith as head of card services, following Smith’s promotion last month to be co-chief executive of Chase Consumer& Community Banking.
The financial services firm promoted Marie-Soazic Geffroy Dernoncourt and Derek Stanwell as co-heads of Asia-Pacific ex-Japan financial institutions group. Dernoncourt and Stanwell will replace Willard McLane, who quit last month to join Citigroup.
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC
The bank promoted John Owen as chief executive of international banking. Owen was previously co-CEO of the business along with Scott Barton, who will be leaving to pursue an opportunity outside the firm, RBS said.
The Foreign exchange trading, technology and market-making firm appointed Jamie Rose as head of e-FX (electronic foreign exchange). He was previously head of e-FX at Marex Spectron, a UK-based brokerage.
BNY MELLON CAPITAL MARKETS LLC
The investment management and investment services company appointed Dan Mulholland as head of U.S. Treasury trading. Most recently he worked with RBC Capital Markets.
UBS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
The asset management firm appointed Stephen Hutton as head of UK wholesale. Stephen joins from Zurich Intermediary Group, where he was northern head of distribution and platform proposition.
RENAISSANCE MACRO RESEARCH
The research firm hired Steve Hash as president and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently Hash was the global head of real estate investment banking and the chief operating officer of the global investment banking division at Barclays Capital.
Insurance, investment and retirement group LV= has appointed James Dean as audit committee chairman. He joins LV= from Ernst and Young, where he was a senior partner.
J.P.MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
The financial services firm said it added Peter Pergovacz to its global liquidity sales team covering EMEA. In his new role, Peter will be based in Frankfurt and be responsible for sales into Germany and Austria.