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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
 

Rishi Taparia

March 17 · Issue #84 · 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 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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