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Rishi Taparia - Issue #65

This week we look at retailers' use of facial-recognition technology, China Union Pay's continued dom

Rishi Taparia

October 28 · Issue #65 · 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 retailers’ use of facial-recognition technology, China Union Pay’s continued dominance as a payment scheme, Bytedance’s monster fundraise, Amazon’s ad business, the politics of the Silicon Valley, screen time for kids and more. Enjoy!

Retailers Are Using Facial-Recognition Technology Too
Amazon’s ad business is both alluring and dangerous
UnionPay maintains its position as the world’s largest card scheme
The $10 Billion Tussle Over Walmart’s Credit Cards
Your startup is not your baby
Bytedance Is Said to Secure Funding at Record $75 Billion Value
Steven Pinker: AI in the Age of Reason
The Changing Political Economy of the Silicon Valley with Reid Hoffman
Random Tidbits
A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids
Why can't more than four people have a conversation at once?
Quote I’m thinking about: “There are heroes and schmucks in all worlds. The most important thing is whether you are willing to engage in moral struggle against yourself.” - David Brooks
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