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Rishi Taparia - Issue #9

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This week has Sears predicting Amazon's every move, Ikea buys TaskRabbit, another Chinese unicorn rai
 

Rishi Taparia

October 1 · Issue #9 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week has Sears predicting Amazon’s every move, Ikea buys TaskRabbit, another Chinese unicorn raising big money, a deep dive on hardware startups, further acquirer consolidation, ‘finger vein’ payments and more. Enjoy!

Commerce
Chinese luxury consumers: More global, more demanding, still spending
Sears's History Predicts Almost Everything Amazon's Doing
Ikea has bought TaskRabbit
Nike’s iron grip on the sneaker market is slipping
Nike still dominates the market, but is their grip loosening?
Tencent-Backed Meituan Close to $3 Billion-Plus Funding
FinTech
Tencent-Backed Meituan Close to $3 Billion-Plus Funding - Bloomberg
Alibaba vs. Tencent: Investment edition
What Banks Can Learn From Nokia's Demise
British supermarket offers 'finger vein' payment in worldwide first 
Nets welcomes $5.3 bln takeover bid by Hellman & Friedman
Technology
How Apple Built An iPhone Camera That Makes Everyone A Professional Photographer
Hardware Is Hard - So How Can Consumer Hardware Startups Succeed?
Random Tidbits
The Dying Art of Disagreement
The Power of Precision Writing - Why Brevity is Important
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