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Rishi Taparia - Issue #97

This week we explore the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, Google Translate getting one step closer towards

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July 14 · Issue #97 · 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

This week we explore the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, Google Translate getting one step closer towards becoming the universal translator, the end of climate predictability, how The Lion King script should have been written, why Wakanda may actually live forever and more. Enjoy!

Commerce and Fintech
Amazon Prime Day Starts Monday And Is Shaping up To Be a Payments Bonanza
Lululemon just opened a sprawling, 20,000-square-foot store in Chicago with workout classes and a restaurant — here's what it looks like
WhatsApp Pay is ready to launch in India
A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular
Google Translate’s camera can now automatically detect languages
Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service
Climate and Energy
This Summer's Weird Weather Is the Death of Predictability
Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles
It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?
Random Tidbits
Where’s Simba’s mom? In real life, female lions run the pride.
In Cairo, the Garbage Collector Knows Everything
Newly-Discovered 'Vibranium' Fish Named in Honor of Wakanda
Game of Thrones-themed tourism is coming - Shame! Shame! Shame!
Quote I’ve been thinking about: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither new victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
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