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Rishi Taparia - Issue #85

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This week we look at Walmart's secret weapon against Amazon (TL;DR: people...sort of), FIS' "hold my
 

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March 24 · Issue #85 · 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 look at Walmart’s secret weapon against Amazon (TL;DR: people…sort of), FIS’ “hold my beer” moment, the IPOmg filings of Zoom and Pinterest, the importance of kindness in dialogue and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Walmart Builds a Secret Weapon to Battle Amazon for Retail’s Future
Instagram Unlocks In-App Purchasing
Uber Eats rolls out confusing new fees — here’s what they mean
FinTech
FIS to Buy Worldpay, an E-Commerce Payments Processor, for $34 Billion
In India, Xiaomi joins the mobile wallet war
Square leverages Weebly acquisition to bridge offline and online commerce=
Technology
Equity Shot: Pinterest and Zoom file to go public
‘It Takes Over Your Life’: Waze Volunteers Work for the Love of Maps
Oil Traders Are Now Watching Workers’ Phones to Spot Problems at Refineries
Random Tidbits
It’s Not Enough to Be Right. You Also Have to Be Kind.
Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms
Ex-Enron CEO Skilling Plans Second Act
Quote I’m thinking about: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” - Rumi

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