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Rishi Taparia - Issue #99

This week we explore DoorDash's surprise purchase of Caviar, China's fight to bring AI into the class

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August 4 · Issue #99 · 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 DoorDash’s surprise purchase of Caviar, China’s fight to bring AI into the classroom, Greenland’s melting ice caps, what ice cream can teach us about modern society and more. Enjoy!

Commerce and Fintech
DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square in a deal worth $410 million – TechCrunch
BofA to End Payments Joint Venture With First Data Next June
Amazon Wants to Rule the Grocery Aisles, and Not Just at Whole Foods
China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.
Good for Google, Bad for America
Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp and plans to make that obvious
Climate and Energy
Greenland's Melting: Heat Waves Are Changing the Landscape Before Their Eyes
Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
China just built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda
Panda, panda, panda, panda.
Panda, panda, panda, panda.
Random Tidbits
The big scoop: what a day with an ice-cream man taught me about modern Britain
The Psychology of Prediction
Buying Coffee Won’t Make You Poor
Quote I’ve been thinking about: “A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.” — B. F. Skinner
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