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Rishi Taparia - Issue #10

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This week has Instagram building a potentially dominant ecommerce platform, Starbucks going old schoo
 

Rishi Taparia

October 8 · Issue #10 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week has Instagram building a potentially dominant ecommerce platform, Starbucks going old school and shutting down their online store, more crazy mobile payment numbers out of China, Softbank’s world changing investment strategy, the beginning of the end for social security numbers and more!  

Commerce
Instagram opens its shoppable posts feature to retailers on Bigcommerce’s platform
Shake Shack is launching a cashless burger joint in NYC
Starbucks Closes Online Store to Focus on In-Person Experience
Mall owners reject the notion of a retail apocalypse
Costco delivery options vs. Amazon
FinTech
China's third-party mobile payment market continues rapid expansion
1.4 billion touchscreens can't be wrong: Chinese mobile-pay culture takes great leap
EMV at Two: Consumers Still Think Purchases Are Too Slow; Many Merchants Indifferent
No chip, or chimps, allowed.
Technology
SoftBank Plots Deals to Build $300 Billion Asset-Management Arm
India's Ola Raises $2 Billion From SoftBank, Tencent
Facebook's VP of Product on Mastering Focus and Intentional Work
Random Tidbits
White House wants to end Social Security numbers as a national ID
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