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Rishi Taparia - Issue #35

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This week looks at grocery's battle with the internet, Meituan getting into autonomous delivery, Walm
 

Rishi Taparia

April 1 · Issue #35 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week looks at grocery’s battle with the internet, Meituan getting into autonomous delivery, Walmart betting big on Tencent, student loans being used to by crypto, Alipay’s lessons on open banking, Tim Ferriss in conversation with Daniel Pink and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Grocery Wars Turn Small Chains Into Battlefield Casualties
Mall developers Brookfield and GGP to merge in $9.25B deal
Meituan-Dianping to test autonomous delivery this year for service launch in 2019
Self-storage: How warehouses for personal junk became a $38 billion industry
FinTech
In China payment war, Walmart places bet on Tencent
Over One Fifth of Student Borrowers Used Loans to Gamble on Cryptocurrencies
Visa Gets Set for the Next Big EMV Phase—Making Contactless Transactions Routine
10 years after Visa's IPO, we celebrate our customers, partners, and employees
Alipay offers some lessons on open banking
Technology
Uber sells Southeast Asia business to rival Grab
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
China’s Face-Scanning Craze
Random Tidbits
The Tim Ferriss Show: Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative
Quote I’m thinking about: “A man must master his circumstances or otherwise be mastered by them.” - Amor Towles
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