Most important — although Donahoe won’t come right out and say this — eBay wants every transaction to end with PayPal. “Milo is inventory where you are, and PayPal is paying where you are,” says Sam Shrauger, PayPal’s VP of global product and experience. That Marc Jacobs bag? It would be paid for via PayPal’s Express Checkout. The local Starbucks, which wants to shoot you a dollar for your next Frappuccino when you’re two blocks away? It pops that “cash” into your PayPal account, where it sits until it expires in an hour. That new Canon camera you’re eyeing but aren’t yet ready to purchase? Scan its bar code into your PayPal “wish list” — which PayPal is currently prototyping — “and then, when I walk by a retailer who has that in stock,” says Shrauger, “they make me an offer that’s better than anybody else’s.” … [Read more...] about How Jack Abraham Is Reinventing EBay [Update]
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Shashank Kanodia, Analyst, ICICI direct said: "Yes certainly, auto numbers in July 2020 signal recovery from COVID-19 induced shock. The recovery however is being led by the rural and semi-urban focussed segments namely tractors and motorcycles. At the retail level for the industry, volumes are back at near 65 percent of pre-COVID levels. Domestic three-wheelers as well as M&HCV segment however are yet to see meaningful recovery." … [Read more...] about July auto sales signal recovery: Should you buy stocks from the sector?
As a leader, it’s tempting to claim more certainty than you have to reassure your team. But in times like these, you’re not fooling anyone. It’s better to focus on the things you can control and acknowledge the things you can’t predict. Talk about it openly with your team. Be willing to let time add resolution to the pending decisions that still feel unsteady (as someone who deeply values and favors decisiveness, this is a constant struggle for me). By tolerating uncertainty, we open up to creative experiments and ideas. We let our minds bake better solutions. … [Read more...] about The 5 ways founding a startup prepared me for the pandemic
Pure air and healthy living By the time the wife of painter Abbott Thayer succumbed to the disease in 1891, germ theory was widely accepted and would have been familiar to the artist, who was the son of a physician and public health expert. Fearing his three young children would be next, he sought out a “healthy” environment – a place with plenty of fresh air and surrounded by nature, where the family could eat nutritious meals, roam freely outdoors and get plenty of rest. … [Read more...] about How creativity can help us navigate COVID-19: Lessons from the 19th century
As more and more companies enter the streaming ecosystem—the last few months alone have seen the launch of Peacock, HBOMax, and Quibi—the need for a universal metric to make heads or tails out of the data that streaming companies do (or don’t) share with consumers, investors, and the creative community has never been more critical. Creators would gain leverage in negotiating contracts (precisely why streamers prefer that they don’t have much information). Consumers could make more informed viewing and subscribing decisions. As for the streamers themselves, they would have access to more contextualized information in terms of how their TV shows and movies stack up against the competition. For those either offering advertising-based streaming (Hulu, Peacock) or planning to do so (HBOMax), agreed-upon metrics would help set the market. Meanwhile, the investment community would no longer be “getting fatigued from everyone claiming, ‘We’re No. … [Read more...] about Why Disney hasn’t shared how many people watched ‘Hamilton’