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Rishi Taparia - Issue #83

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This week we look at Office Depot calling in the muscle, the surging amount of credit card debt in th
 

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March 10 · Issue #83 · View online
Links and posts largely on what 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 Office Depot calling in the muscle, the surging amount of credit card debt in the US, JPMorgan’s entry in to POS financing (sort of), China’s plans for the largest energy grid in the world, The Godfather at 50 and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Office Depot partners with Alibaba to focus on small to medium-sized businesses’ needs
Inside IKEA’s Strategy to Stay Relevant as Consumers Change
Retail apocalypse: 4,810 closures in first three months of 2019
FinTech
U.S. Credit Card Debt Closed 2018 at a Record $870 Billion
Philadelphia Is First U.S. City to Ban Cashless Stores
JPMorgan Chase Enters A Hot Fintech Space: Point-Of-Sale (POS) Financing
Technology
China’s Ambitious Plan to Build the World’s Biggest Supergrid
Airbnb Is Paying $400 Million For HotelTonight, Half in Pre-IPO Stock
‘Alexa, Can You Be Empathetic, All-Knowing and Funny?’
Random Tidbits
Viral Video of Man Dancing to Post Malone's "Wow"
Dance like no one is watching. Or 8 million people are watching.
“The Godfather” turns 50
The Rise of the WeWorking Class
Quote I’m thinking about: “Creativity takes courage.” - Henry Matisse
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