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Rishi Taparia - Issue #5

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Greetings from Singapore! In this week's issue: Amazon v. retailers, Alipay says "smile", Alibaba vs.
 

Rishi Taparia

September 3 · Issue #5 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

Greetings from Singapore! In this week’s issue: Amazon v. retailers, Alipay says “smile”, Alibaba vs. Amazon but not in commerce, Facebook’s massive scale illustrated in a way you probably didn’t think about, the key to happiness (hint: spend money outsourcing tasks) and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Amazon Doesn’t Need to Make Money on Groceries, Putting Pressure on Wal-Mart, Kroger
Macy’s, Best Buy expanding same-day delivery service
To Survive in Tough Times, Restaurants Turn to Data-Mining
FinTech
Alipay Launches ‘Smile to Pay’ for Commercial Use in China
Singapore to develop common QR code for payments
Amazon is a threat to banks - just not in the way you think
Burger King launches WhopperCoin digital currency
Technology
Cloud Wars: Alibaba becomes 2nd largest hosting company
Inside Waymo's Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars - The Atlantic
Facebook Debuts Gatekeeper System to Speed Up Coding Efforts
Random Tidbits
China’s Factory Activity Gauge Rebounds in August
Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests
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