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Articles tagged with: anniversary

New Dutch Coin Can Be Scanned

The Royal Dutch Mint has just produced a limited edition of QR coded coins to celebrate the 100th (centennial) anniversary of the Mint in Utrecht. The silver coin is worth 5 euros and the gold coin is worth 10 euros. Both coins will be issued this month, on June 22nd.

What makes these coins unique is that you can scan the code that is found on the back of each coin. Supposedly the code will provide information on where the coin was manufactured, and the scan currently points to this site.

IBM Turns 100, Seeks New CEO

IBM (International Business Machines) will replace its current CEO to mark the company’s 100 years of success. Besides the centennial anniversary, the company’s current CEO, Sam Palmisano, will be turning 60 in July, the age when IBM CEO’s retire and name their successors.

The three current names circulating around that would succeed Palmisano are; 53 year old, Virginia Rometty. Rometty currently is head of IBM’s sales division and would be the first female CEO of IBM if elected. Next up we have Mike Daniels, currently head of services for IBM, a division that makes up 60% of IBM’s revenue.