Potpourri Edition: From Summit at Sea to AliBaba and everything in-between.

Episode 83

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss a wide variety of topics, and in between these, we talk about Apple Car, Edward Snowden, Strangulation by Regulation, Wall Street pressure, Jack Ma of Alibaba to Jack Mama!

  • Summit at Sea
  • Square IPO
  • Barclays fined again
  • Martha Stewart moves to Amazon’s Handmade platform
  • Amazon first physical store
  • Most US consumers plan to go to Amazon.com for their online holiday shopping, rather than going to malls and shops, finding parking, weathering  the cold days and testing their patience
  • Apple to partner (acquire?) Postmates
  • Samsung Pay is coming to budget phones. The Korean mobile phone maker says it will be offering Samsung Pay on both its mid and low end handsets.
  • Silicon Valley Bank survey shows 43% think regulatory red tape is main hurdle to growth in fintech growth,
  • In an interesting development, a UK government report cites that “digital currencies pose lowest money laundering risk”
  • China’s Alibaba Singles Day Sale: $14.3 Billion in 24 hours. Up 60% from last year’s record: $ 9.3 Billion.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

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From Dave Birch, PayFinders to Amazon Now and China’s One Child Per Family Policy

From Dave Birch, PayFinders to Amazon Now and China’s One Child Per Family Policy

Episode 82

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

In this week’s episode:

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss Brian’s meet-up with Dave Birch, Brian’s new project called PayFinders, an Apple app for Apple Pay, we discuss the Amazon Prime Now lawsuit, Independent Contractors, China’s reversal of its One-Child per family policy, China vs India and Bitcoin volume/value, Ledgerless value transfers.

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Episode 81