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Inside Flipkart

Mihir Dalal | Rest Of World | 14th February 2023

Profile of a homegrown e-commerce startup, since acquired by Walmart, that beats Amazon in terms of market share in India. But despite having the edge, Flipkart is still inextricably connected to its rival: the founders met working at Amazon’s India office, their company was modelled upon their former employer, and remaining ahead is vital to maintaining investor confidence (4,809 words)

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Creatures That Don’t Conform

Lucy Jones | Emergence | 2nd February 2023

Praise hymn to slime mould, with poetic interpolations. "I can’t stop staring at its fractal shape. The way its yellow branches so directly and intentionally. Neural rivers of xanthic goo. Just like the veins of our bodies, and the vessels of our eyes, and the branches of the trees, and the clouds above, and the dendrites of galaxies. Blebs pack together, river networks of slime fan and spread" (5,312 words)

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