Summer 2022 saw another new app come onto the mainstream social media scene: BeReal. Over this summer, the download count on the app store for BeReal jumped from 7.67 million in April of this year to over 53 million by the beginning of October. People were eager to share their exciting, depressing, and mundane summer moments in real-time, and this app offered just the method to do so.
It seems that even in a bearish economy, there is still more money chasing innovation driven by limited, bright minds. Perhaps that might not come as a surprise. There are hundreds of different parts of aging that need to be better understood, and every few weeks, a discovery revolutionizes various fields of research and methodologies.
Transferring currency across international borders is often met with various hurdles, especially for those in emerging markets. In this article, investing columnist Aditi Somayajula explains some of these challenges, as well as how fintech companies are attempting to streamline different aspects of cross-border payments.
Last year, investor sentiment suggested that South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang would come to parallel the success of Amazon or the Alibaba Group. But since then, optimism has fallen. In this article, Investing Columnist Aditi Somayajula explains how, in the absence of a sustainable profitability model, Coupang might fare in the long term.
Are we going to have fully autonomous shopping experiences in the future? Will we never have to stand in line again? Are we going to lose jobs because of this advancement in technology? Check out this article to learn more about the implications of Amazon’s automatic checkout technology has on other industries as well as the labor market.
The field of economics is undergoing a revolution, becoming more relevant, accurate, timely, and empirical by using technology to track everything, all the time. Our economics columnist explains how plentiful data is drastically changing the way policy is structured and decisions are made.
MercadoLibre is commonly referred to as the ‘Amazon of Latin America.’ Both an online marketplace and a payments platform, the company operates in a region with tremendous potential, one that has yet to undergo a digital transformation of retail. In this article, Community columnist Aditi Somayajula explains why MercadoLibre is one to watch.
Inequality is a growing concern worldwide, and governments are struggling to find a tax policy that optimizes equality without sacrificing production. A group of Harvard researchers has designed a supposedly better tax policy through a data-driven solution, using artificial intelligence to simulate economies.