Look, we don’t get it both.
Taking a while as a group to take a seat round and chat via the probably impending PayPal-Pinterest deal, Natasha and Alex didn’t wind up cracking the story. Which makes some sense, as traders despatched PayPal inventory down 5% on the information, implying that they didn’t actually get it both.
Recall that PayPal has made a few different offers in current years, together with shopping for Honey ($4 billion) and Paidy (lower than $4 billion).
Regardless, the transaction — price doubtlessly dozens of billions — might scoot the social big into the welcoming arms of PayPal, an American client and enterprise fintech big. Here’s what we tried to kind out:
- Does Pinterest have a sufficiently big ecommerce story to make the deal line up with our first expectations?
- We talked about Pinterest’s historic inventory efficiency, in addition to a variety of tradition controversies it has been embroiled in.
- Why doesn’t PayPal simply purchase Etsy as a substitute? Here we dug into why a shop-able, searchable mood-board might fulfill buyer calls for, thus Pinterest’s lag on fintech infrastructure – in comparability to Etsy – has been considerably stunning.
- And if expertise is all bundling, and unbundling, does it make some type of sense for PayPal to hitch forces with a extra e-commerce content material centered enterprise, now greater than a half-decade faraway from its eBay divorce?
- We ended with jokes about fintech’s anticipated (and surprising) consolidation, and we wish your finest guesses for what’s next on Twitter.
Frankly we had a good time. Mary Ann was going to hitch up however was thwarted by Apple’s iPhone headphone design, whereas Danny was barely busy making an attempt to determine why his partner beat him at Settlers of Catan, his favourite board recreation. We are again Friday with our often scheduled programming!
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