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Rishi Taparia - Issue #84

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This week we explore data ownership and Opentable, the founding story of 99 Ranch, the US using Visa
 

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March 17 · Issue #84 · View online
These are my notes on the week’s news, tidbits from around the web, plus any new blog posts of mine. You'll find a lot about commerce, retail, the future of work, as well as some fun and more random tidbits here and there. Enjoy! To learn more visit rishitaparia.com

This week we explore data ownership and Opentable, the founding story of 99 Ranch, the US using Visa and Mastercard as leverage, corruption and state capture in South Africa and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Who Controls Diners’ Data? OpenTable Moves to Assert Control
How America’s biggest Asian supermarket was born
How Sears Lost the American Shopper
FinTech
U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official
Can Square Succeed Where Walmart Fell Short? Bankers Are Set on Ensuring It Doesn’t
China’s Ant Financial, thwarted in the US, is expanding rapidly in Europe
Random Tidbits
“State Capture”: How the Gupta Brothers Hijacked South Africa Using Bribes Instead of Bullets
Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged in U.S. College Entry Fraud
As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling
Quote I’m thinking about: “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” - LeBron James
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