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Here are this week's top briefs.

What The Largest Global Fintech Can Teach Us About What’s Next In Financial Services
Ten years ago, Alipay was just a rapidly growing online payments service. Today, Alipay is the modern gateway to Ant Financial's ecosystem of financial services, from wealth management and insurance to lending and credit scores.



FaceCoin: Here’s What Facebook Could Build In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency
We look at major events, patents, and rumors to determine what Facebook may be up to in blockchain and digital currency.



60+ Startups Disrupting IKEA In One Market Map
Mattress Firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will reportedly close up to 700 stores. From direct-to-consumer mattresses to furniture rental platforms to smart tables, we look at the startups disrupting the traditional furniture space.



What Big Tech’s Patents Tell Us About The Future Of Data Security
From privacy preserving advertising exchanges to encrypted genomics, the world's biggest tech companies are prioritizing the future of data security.



Beyond Brownies And Vape Pens, Here Are 18 Industries Cannabis Is Disrupting
As legal cannabis goes mainstream, it's creeping into everything from CBD-oil infused beauty products, to houses made of hemp, to banking for marijuana retailers.



Tech Cos Confront The Ethics Of AI
From countering bias in computer vision algorithms to the use of AI in military drones, companies are increasingly looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of ethics.



 WeWork-As-A-Service? The Coworking Giant Uses Acquisitions To Expand Beyond Real Estate
WeWork's $100M purchase of software analytics startup Teem represents the latest attempt by the coworking giant to move beyond real estate through acquisitions.



How Saudi Arabia Is Hedging Against An Oil-Less Future
Despite ranking first in global oil exports, Saudi Arabia is investing in electric vehicles and renewable energy, in addition to other tech startups. We dive into where Saudi investors have been most focused in the renewables and energy space.



 The Holy Grail Of Data Security: Why This Encryption Technique Could Transform Cybersecurity
Recent advances in cryptography are making it possible to keep data secure while it's in use. We take a look at what that means for ensuring privacy in the cloud, preventing future cyberattacks, and more.



The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
From lack of product-market fit to disharmony on the team, we break down the top 20 reasons for startup failure by analyzing 101 startup failure post-mortems.



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