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Rishi Taparia - Issue #52

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This week we celebrate a year of weekly issues! We take a look at Walmart's baby offering, Burberry's
 

Rishi Taparia

July 29 · Issue #52 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week we celebrate a year of weekly issues! We take a look at Walmart’s baby offering, Burberry’s fire, Square taking the Capital show on the road, Chinese student’s heading home, Pinduoduo’s meteoric rise and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Walmart unveils expanded baby offering
Mayor Rahm Emanuel to let aspiring chefs, retailers to test concepts in vacant storefront
Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions
FinTech
Square partners with eBay to expand small-business lending
Stripe Issuing
SoftBank, Yahoo Japan and Paytm make mobile payments mammoth
How Software Ate the Point of Sale
Technology
Pinduoduo shares leap 35% on New York debut
Random Tidbits
How Chinese students who return home after studying abroad succeed – and why they don’t
Real World vs. Book Knowledge
How You Know
Thank you: This issue marks one year’s worth of this weekly newsletter. It started out as a way for me to summarize my thoughts on a piece and force some self curation I thought may be helpful for others interested in similar spaces and industries. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, it seems to be satisfying my initial thesis! Thank you for reading. I’ll do my best to keep it interesting and informative. As always, please let me know what I can do to improve and make it a more valuable read.
Best,
Rishi

Quote I’m thinking about: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
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