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Rishi Taparia - Issue #79

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This week we explore Stripe's most recent fundraise and what it means for the economic downturn, Appl
 

Rishi Taparia

February 3 · Issue #79 · View online
Links and posts largely on whatever I find interesting or compelled to write about. Expect a lot of fintech, commerce and tech related posts, but I promise there will be hodgepodge of random tidbits as well!

This week we explore Stripe’s most recent fundraise and what it means for the economic downturn, Apple’s retail boss and her views on the future of retail, the technology that predicts polar vortexes (and other weather events), the geographic impact of climate change and more. Enjoy!

FinTech
Stripe raises $100 million from Tiger Global at $22.5 billion valuation
UK fintech shuts US operation to save Chinese deal
Consumers’ Move Away From Cash Purchases Boosts Visa Profits
Commerce
Retail is broken. Apple's Angela Ahrendts has a plan
From dead mall to Amazon warehouse: Here's how shuttered retail stores are getting a new life
How the Amazon effect is disrupting e-commerce logistics
Technology
Polar Vortex 2019: Why Forecasts Are So Accurate Now
Frozen Lake Michigan. Source: @DavidPFunk
How Do You Count Every Solar Panel in the U.S.? Machine Learning and a Billion Satellite Images
Alphabet's Verily has been working on health-tracking shoes to measure movement, weight and falls
Random Tidbits
Inventing the Future: My Interview With Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe
How the geography of climate damage could make the politics less polarizing
Good Things Happen in Book Stores
Quote I’m thinking about: Do not waste energy, but convert it into a more useful form.” - Wilhelm Ostwald
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