WEEK STARTING 27 JULY
AUSTRALIAN FINTECH & STARTUPS
OnDeck was acquired by a US Fintech 'Enova' for ~$90m. Link
Up Banking released their API. It's awesome. Can't wait to see what people build out of this (and apparently geolocation is coming). Link
Afterpay again rejecting the need for credit checks, hitting back at Klarna. Link
Atlassian and Culture Amp partnered to create 'Pyn', a remote communication tool. Link
(very) Long video: Bezos, Zuckerberg and Pichai getting grilled about online platforms and market power. Link
Interesting: Shoshin or ‘Beginner’s Mind'. Link
Answers at the end of the email.
(a) What two countries in the world begin with the letter A but do not finish with the letter A?
(b) Iran’s longest land border is with what country?
(c) Later a book title, the 2-word title of which 1968 Beatles song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds?
(d) What place is associated with the top level internet domain “.gl”?
(e) The Cold War became entrenched in the mid-1950s after the formation of which 2 rival military alliances?