Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Weekly Briefing No. 131 | VR & AR in Finance (and Baseball); Fintech Mortgage Trojan Horses; Google Fetishizes Lamarckism

Welcome to 131. Here’s what we have on deck for the week: VR and AR have an exciting future, even in finance; Old school mortgage firms can’t partner their way to safety; An insightful 2016 Google X video is revealed; Deals: Dashdash, Ladder, Circle, Compound & iZettle; Blockchain week; Drug price shaming; An open source insurance policy; Chicken price fixing; A Copernican Revolution in banking; Speedcubing and the economy

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Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Weekly Briefing No. 130 | AI corporate giants need to hire more artists, poets and philosophers.

Welcome to 130. It was a mother of a week on multiple fronts. Here’s what we have in store: When it comes to AI, there’s no such thing as a mulligan; The CFTC is being held together with duct tape; Robinhood, Acorns, Beacon, Trussle, Paytronage; Charlie, the Bitcoin fearmunger; Novel payments deals; Zillow; Ray Dalio’s YouTube video; Spotify’s sentiment data; Marxism; Communication debt; Mother’s Day

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Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Weekly Briefing No. 129 | ER Bills Need Fintech Medication & Crypto-Emotions Run High

Welcome to our 129th edition. If you want to get your heart racing before the Kentucky Derby, we invite you to check out our week’s mint juleps: Emergency room bills need some fintech disruption; Tempers are rising along with the talent levels in crypto; Wells Fargo and Senator Mike Crapo on guns; BondIt Media Capital, Figure, Diginex, Armanta and Baidu FSG; AllianceBernstein; Quantum computing patents

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Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Weekly Briefing No. 128 | Reimagination Three Ways: Cannabis Careers, Goldman’s Consumer Business and California

Welcome to our 128th edition. Here’s what’s in store for this week: We’re too long on financial execs and too short on cannabis ones; Is Goldman’s consumer emphasis for real? Is there upside in California splitting three ways? Deals: Imperative Execution; Coverwallet; Basis; Tala; GDPR; Mastercard & Visa; Telegram; Banking culture; The TOS reckoning; Alt data in online lending; JP Morgan & Palantir; Artificial general intelligence

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Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Weekly Briefing No. 127 | Terms of Swahili & Transparency as a Service

Welcome to our 127th edition. Here’s what taxed our minds this week:Terms of service agreements need to change; The coming empowerment of individual investors; Deals: VeriFone, Clean Capital, AccessFintech and Truework; Basic banking services rise; Fidelity’s bow to economic realities

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Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Weekly Briefing No. 126 | The Facebook Monarchy Needs Governance Innovation

Welcome to our 126th edition. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Facebook needs to make some crazy good structural moves; Messing with Bezos is bad, messing with China is economically nutso; Deal action: Spotify, Greensky, Drivewealth, Chainalysis & Coinbase; Jamie Dimon’s war on bureaucracy; Fin7’s terror; Telegram’s power; Outvest Capital’s novel investing strategy; SoCal’s fixed income revolutionists; Techdirt on APIs as protectable code

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Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Welcome to our 125th edition. Here’s what we put in our holiday basket this week: The ongoing saga of innovation on the trading floor; Politicians need more folks like Cédric Villani whispering in their ears; Sandhya Krishnamurthy’s opinion piece on “belief-alignment” investing; Shakespearean financings; Vanguard cuts a deal with a German start-up; Smart beta warnings; Airbnb’s trippy new user; Big Orange battles; Rebank meets The FR; HBS’s P2P lending report; Stack Overflow’s survey

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Weekly Briefing No. 124 | Facebully, Fearless Girl’s Fate & Housing Finance Needs Disrupting

Weekly Briefing No. 124 | Facebully, Fearless Girl’s Fate & Housing Finance Needs Disrupting

Welcome to our 124th edition. Strap yourself in and take a ride with us: Banks and fintech could gain from Facebook’s fall from grace; Fearless Girl shouldn’t move an inch; Disrupting housing finance; Selected financings: CommonBond, eToro, N26, Paymerang and Promise; Cryptomining bans; Dropbox doesn’t drop; Citi’s great step on guns; Slack; Breaking Banks’s SXSW roundup; Small bookstores surge; Guardian’s Deanna Mulligan on talent; EDGAR downloading habits of funds; AI scenarios

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Weekly Briefing No. 123 | Goldman’s DJ Leader, Spotify’s UnIPO and LendUp’s Two-on-One

Weekly Briefing No. 123 | Goldman’s DJ Leader, Spotify’s UnIPO and LendUp’s Two-on-One

Welcome to our 123rd edition. We urge you to wear green today, but not be green. Perhaps our features below can help: DJ David Solomon rises at Goldman; Spotify’s UnIPO; Our two-on-one with LendUp’s Sasha Orloff and Jotaka Eaddy; Deals: Kroll, Mosaic and FIGO; L.L. Bean’s blockchain flop; YC’s brain start-up; Larry Kudlow’s new role; John Oliver slams Bitcoin; Regulatory capture; Social Security numbers; Comings & Goings: Alex Lopatine, Syed Fazli and Bernardo Martinez

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Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

Weekly Briefing No. 122 | Is Our Economy Ready for the Fountain of Youth? Who Wins Most When Amazon Picks a Bank?

As the Ides of March approach, we invite you to check out our 122nd edition. Just be careful. Genomics, life extension and the economy; Amazon looks for a banking partner; S&P Global buys AI start-up Kensho; Deutsche Bank rocks Instagram; A US dark web price index is launched; Alphabet’s Missouri nemesis; Crypto’s problems with the Feds deepen; Hixme’s Denny Weinberg; Ripple’s Marjan Delatinne; Theo Lau; Naval Ravikant; Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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