3 things to read this weekend

  • The Future of shopping according to Federico Marchetti, the man behind Yoox.com and one of the most astute people in luxury commerce. I am a big fan of his site and what he has built. This interview gives a rare insight into his thinking about the present and future of shopping and the impact of the Internet.
  • Is Instacart Deceptive? Jonathan Mayer, a lawyer at Stanford looks into the company’s subtle surcharge and figures out that the flat $3.99 delivery fee is no what it is cracked out to be. Markups are about 20 percent but that’s okay as long as the service wasn’t wishy-washy.
  • Why I am terrified of my New TV and why should you be worried too, says Michael Price, a counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In his piece he points to a 46-page privacy policy on his smart TV has him freaked out and not to mention all the data this device is collecting without us knowing what they intend to do with it.

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