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Rishi Taparia - Issue #15

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This week had Singles Day in China setting world records, Amazon offering discounts on 3rd party good
 

Rishi Taparia

November 12 · Issue #15 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week had Singles Day in China setting world records, Amazon offering discounts on 3rd party goods, Grab launching a cashless payments hawker center in Singapore, Facebook giving merchants more customer communication tools, Jeff Bezos’s guide to life and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale amassed $25.3 billion, doubling Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined sales
Uniqlo Founder Thinks U.S. Needs Fewer Malls and More of His Stores
J.Crew approached Amazon about a sale, chairman Mickey Drexler says
How JD, Alibaba are expanding their empires offline by offering data to retailers
UberEATS set for $3 billion in annual sales
Amazon Snips Prices on Other Sellers’ Items Ahead of Holiday Onslaught
FinTech
Grab launches hawker center cashless payments as part of big play beyond transport
Competition in China
The financial competitive landscape in China continues to intensify, with massive ecosystems being led by the internet giants. A great graphic from BCG below:
Govt to incentivise online payments to push digital transactions
Technology
Google to add restaurant wait times to Google Search and Maps, followed by grocery stores
The Facebook Messenger 2.0 Platform: What Is It And Why Is It Important?
China's Tencent takes a 10% stake in Snapchat parent Snap
Random Tidbits
Jeff Bezos’s guide to life
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