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Rishi Taparia - Issue #82

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This week we look at the breakup between Gap and Old Navy, surprising customer satisfaction scores in
 

Rishi Taparia

March 3 · Issue #82 · 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 look at the breakup between Gap and Old Navy, surprising customer satisfaction scores in the battle of fintech vs. bank, Bill Gates’ thoughts on 10 breakthrough technologies, the daily routine of an 8 month old and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Gap and Old Navy are splitting up
FedEx reveals a package-delivering robot backed by Walmart, Target, and Lowe's that can climb stairs and carry hot food
Amazon’s mistake: Its mission to sell “every genuine product in the world”
FinTech
Acquiring Banks Outdo Fintechs and Big Processors in Merchant Satisfaction, J.D. Power Finds
The Problem for Small-Town Banks: People Want High-Tech Services
Affirm’s latest partnership brings its alternative financing to Walmart’s US stores and website
Technology
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, curated by Bill Gates
Daimler and BMW enter long-term partnership for self-driving cars
India’s Ola spins out a dedicated EV business — and it just raised $56M from investors
Random Tidbits
My Daily Routine: Jasper Newman, 8 Months Old
They Think They Know You, Lionel Messi
Burning Digital Books and the Fight over Online Ideology
Quote I’m thinking about: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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