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E26: Stripe's Unbundling Strategy, What AI Means for Education, and 24-Hour Markets

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss AI & education, Stripe's shift towards unbundling, and the possibility of 24 hour markets. Get Harmonic: Head to and make sure to mention Turpentine during your demo.


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"The Riff" Podcast
"The Riff" with Byrne Hobart and Erik Torenberg
Investor and writer of the popular newsletter The Diff, Byrne Hobart, and co-host Erik Torenberg discuss today’s major inflection points in technology, business, and markets – and help listeners build a diversified portfolio of trends and ideas for the future.  
Topics covered: Finance, Venture Capital, Tech, AI, Crypto, and Industry Cycles
The Riff is a part of the Turpentine podcast network.