Video: ComputerWeekly Geekly IT News Round up - 30 November

Welcome to this week's Computer Geekly Weekly IT news round-up video, which picks the must know tech stories from the past week with a twist.

This week's stories include a round up from's IT blog awards, the LSE's trading platform crashes and the iPhone is now on sale at Tesco, every little helps.

Read more on the stories featured:

  • IT blog awards
  • LSE trading platform partially down
  • Tesco starts selling the iPhone

This video is jointly produced with TechFluff's Hermione Way.

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Read the full transcript from this video below:

Video: ComputerWeekly Geekly IT News Round up - 30 November

Hermione Way: Hello. I am Hermione Way.
This is Computer Geekly's Weekly.

At number 3: Computer Weekly's IT Blog
Awards came to a head last week as we named
the winners at London's swanky Shoreditch House.
This was the second year that
has run its IT Blog Awards, and this year's event
proved to be bigger and better than last year's.
This year, 12,500 votes were cast against just
under 9000 in 2008, an increase of over 30%.
Blogging does not often get the recognition it
deserves, and these awards are really about
celebrating the UK IT blogging scene, and to
reward all those bloggers who religiously blog,
producing fantastic content for your peepers.
Special congratulations goes to Graham Cluley,
who won Best of the Best, and a big thank
you to our sponsors, IBM.

Number 2: The London Stock Exchange is facing
its biggest challenge in its 200 year history as it
attempts to attract a growing number of computerized
traders to reverse declining market share. After
recognizing in June that its Tradelect core trading system,
which took 4 years to develop and cost £14million,
was not good enough to cater for the growing number
of algorithmic traders, The Exchange took the brave
step of replacing it. Technology from Millenium IT,
which the Exchange acquired for £18million in September,
will replace Tradelect before the end of 2010, and will
be able to compete with other algorithmic trading systems.
What does this mean for your average skin and bone banker?
I will have 10 on Newspepper. Newspepper for 10.
Newspepper . . . What? My replacement.

Speaker 1: You are fired, I am hired. Kiss my shiny metal ass.

Hermione Way: Number 1: Shoppers will soon be able to
buy the iPhone from Tesco Mobile.

Speaker 2: An unexpected item in bagging area. Remove this item before continuing.

Hermione Way: The retailer is planning to introduce the iPhone
3G and 3GS in Tesco phone shops and online from
Tesco Direct in the UK before Christmas. The retailer's
iPhone offering is a joint venture with O2. As a result,
it is doubtful that the handset pricing and tariffs will be
significantly lower than existing deals, and it is unlikely
to provoke a much-anticipated price war now that
O2's UK exclusivity has ended.
What do you think? Is selling the iPhone at
Tesco going to provoke a pricing war? At me
on Twitter @HermioneWay or @ComputerWeekly.
Sorry. Itch.

That is it for this week. I will see you next week,
and of course, there will be more videos from our
IT Blog Awards. We will be at one of Europe's hottest
tech conferences, Le Web, in Paris, in a couple of week's
time, do not forget that, too. If you are wondering what
I am doing with a moustache on my face, then do not
worry, it has nothing to do with hairy French women in
Paris, at Le Web. It is of course in support of the month
of Movember. Big thank you to all those men who have
been going facial in the fight against prostate cancer.

I am Hermione Way. Thank you for watching.
Next week I promise to shave.
This is Computer Geekly.

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