Weekly Briefing No. 169 | Fintech Unicorns Gallop to London, Banks’ Digital Sale Fail, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 169 | Fintech Unicorns Gallop to London, Banks’ Digital Sale Fail, and More

Welcome to The FR. Hope you enjoy our new spring colors. In this edition: London Attracts Fintech Unicorns; Why Banks Fail at Digital Sales; Future of the Cashless Society; Minimum Wage and Megabanks; Aussies, AI, and Regulatory Compliance

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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. 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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Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Weekly Briefing No. 115 | Cryptoassets: Point and Shoot at Your Own Risk; Can Fintech Reduce Income Inequality?

Welcome to The FR’s 115th edition. Here’s what’s sizzling on our plate this week: Smile and enjoy the crypto-madness. Just be careful; Branko Milanović’s innovative ideas for reducing economic inequality; January’s heavy deal activity; Caribou Honig on pushy bots; UK’s open banking implementer; Aflac, MasterCard and Alexa rock CES; Company of Note: Nav; Follow-Ups & Corrections: We’re sorry, Mayor Lowry

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Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Weekly Briefing No. 114 | A Blockchain Cure for Baldness and Spotify’s “Weird” Listing Plans

Welcome to 2018 and bone-chilling cold that seems to have frozen everything but financial innovation. Here’s what warmed us up this week: Blockchain hype; Spotify’s disruptive/odd listing plans; Frank, Wealthfront and MoneyLion raise; Amazon’s HQ2’s talent vortex; State Street’s Kensho-based ETFs; A blow to cannabis banking; MoneyGram; Company of Note: Earny

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Weekly Briefing No. 113 | It’s Raining Predictions

Weekly Briefing No. 113 | It’s Raining Predictions

Welcome to The FR’s final edition in 2017. We’re closing out the year with our roundup of some of the great predictions we came across. We wish you a happy new year and a financially and spiritually prosperous 2018. Under our New Year’s Eve umbrella this week: The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; LinkedIn’s Chip Cutter & Laura Lorenzetti Soper; PwC’s Henri Arslanian; FICO’s TJ Horan; Bloomberg’s Julie Verhage, Selina Wang & Jennifer Surane; Social Leverage’s Howard Lindzon; ITL’s Roger Peverelli & Reggy De Feniks

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Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

Weekly Briefing No. 92 | August Diversions on Fintech, Quantum Computing, Economic Sci-Fi and Amazon

This week, we’re taking a vacation from our traditional format. Instead of offering our take on financial innovation news, we’re featuring a selection of things to watch, listen to and read while at the beach or in the office. Videos: Ethereum’s godfather and Arizona’s senior senator; Podcasts: Quantum computing and software accounting executives speak; Books: WEF’s Klaus Schwab, local banking pro John Waupsh, a sci-fi novel with a dose of fintech and Aimee Groth’s look at an Amazon subsidiary; Shareholder Letters: Amazon and Alleghany’s letters flow like mighty rivers

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Weekly Briefing No. 90 | VanGamazon, An IPO Market Rant and AI Battles

Weekly Briefing No. 90 | VanGamazon, An IPO Market Rant and AI Battles

This week, the heat in fintech and innovation was matched only by the sweltering temperatures in New York. Here’s what raised our mercury levels: Vanguard’s succession; The IPO market needs fixing; Elon Musk’s warning through a hypothetical trade; Generational product labeling; Robos get SRI religion; FICO fabulousness? Comings and Goings: Transferwise’s Taavet Hinrikus; Company of Note: Silvernest

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Weekly Briefing No. 52 | A Ghost From 1942 Haunts Today’s Economy

Weekly Briefing No. 52 | A Ghost From 1942 Haunts Today’s Economy

Given that we’re entering the spooky season of Halloween and other holidays, we thought it would be a fitting time to look at a scary ghost haunting today’s economy. We also feature an interview with Max’s CEO Gary Zimmerman and highlight a Harvard smackdown of pensions and endowments. Also on the docket: Overstock’s blockchain plans, Amazon’s brick-and-mortar ambitions, “data vapor” and Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing powerhouse with major Wall Street backing.

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