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Rishi Taparia - Issue #44

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This week we look at WhatsApp accelerating its payments rollout, Visa's allergic reaction to GDPR (on
 

Rishi Taparia

June 3 · Issue #44 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week we look at WhatsApp accelerating its payments rollout, Visa’s allergic reaction to GDPR (only half joking…), UberEats its way to $6bn in run rate bookings, Walmart paying for employees to go back to school, Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends and more. Enjoy!

FinTech
WhatsApp Hastens Payments Push for 200 Million Indians
Apple Developers To Get Full Access To NFC Chip
India Said to Resist Lobbying by US Payment Firms to Ease Local Data Storage Rules
Visa card network failure – what we know so far
Commerce
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says UberEats has a $6B bookings run rate
Walmart to offer employees a college education for $1 a day
Technology
2018 Internet Trends
Worried About Big Tech? Chinese Giants Make America’s Look Tame
Airbnb Founders Go It Alone in China After Refusing Merger Offer
Random Tidbits
Why Doesn't Anyone Answer the Phone Anymore?
Quote I’m thinking about: “The cumulative accretion of knowledge by specialists that allows us each to consume more and more different things by each producing fewer and fewer is, I submit, the central story of humanity.” Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
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