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Rishi Taparia - Issue #98

This week we look at Amazon pulling from the pages of history to reinvent the future, Softbank's Masa

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July 28 · Issue #98 · 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 look at Amazon pulling from the pages of history to reinvent the future, Softbank’s Masa screaming “Show me the money!”, Europe’s hot streak, pizza around America and more. Enjoy!

Commerce and Fintech
Amazon's Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old Ideas
Square Eyes Product Photos As Its Latest Service To Attract And Keep Merchants
Robo Adviser Betterment Pitches for Client Cash by Offering Traditional Banking
SoftBank Vision Fund 2: launch of $108 billion fund to invest in AI
Masa all day every day.
Masa all day every day.
U.S. Hands Canada an Opening in Tech
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is now lobbying to break up the social media giant
Climate and Energy
Europe’s Cities Weren’t Made for This Kind of Heat
CNN to host climate crisis town hall with 2020 Democratic candidates
Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California
Random Tidbits
Pizza Quest: A Cross-Country Guide to America’s Best Pies
Klay Thompson's custom designed shoes featuring newspaper print sell out quickly
Pampers Is Making a ‘Smart’ Diaper That Will Track Baby’s Urine and Sleep
Quote I’ve been thinking about: “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” — Jonathan Safran Foer
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