Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

Weekly Briefing No. 133 | X is Too Damn High

This week, we found ourselves rueing the rising threat of volatility and instability on several fronts. Indeed, many things besides the rent are too damn high. So with a nod to Jimmy McMillian, founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, we thought we’d break from our format and dedicate this issue to some things within our scope that are also too damn high.

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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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