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Rishi Taparia - Issue #55

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This week we explore Walmart's strong earnings, McDonalds going Michelin, alternative payment methods
 

Rishi Taparia

August 19 · Issue #55 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week we explore Walmart’s strong earnings, McDonalds going Michelin, alternative payment methods in Asia, behavior as biometrics, Kevin Durant and Will Smith getting in on the VC game and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Retailers are marketing directly to kids shopping on their smartphones
Walmart Rides Strong Consumer Spending to Fastest Sales Growth in Over a Decade
Marks & Spencer moves AI-displaced call workers to stores
Reservations required: London McDonald's goes luxe for a day
FinTech
Alternative payments trump traditional rivals in Apac ecommerce market
Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap
Ant Financial plans for digital financial inclusion in Africa
Banks On Notice: Fintechs Are Coming For Checking Accounts & Debit Cards
Technology
No One Is Making More Money in Tech IPOs than Tencent
Kevin Durant, Will Smith Top the Lineup for a New Venture-Capital Fund for Black Investors
Random Tidbits
Quote I’m thinking about: “…success or failure, the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” - Julia Cameron
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