Belle Long
Editorial Intern, The Hustle

How fishy business dealings landed Big Tuna in hot water

Three companies once dominated the canned-tuna market. But things came crashing down.

Belle Long • August 20, 2020

Young entrepreneurs are turning Roblox games into huge moneymakers

One developer says she’s made $500k on the success of 2 games that broke out during the pandemic.

Belle Long • August 18, 2020

A fusion future is getting closer to reality

International partners just broke ground on the largest fusion facility to date, and a fusion startup just got a big boost.

Belle Long • August 14, 2020

This under-the-radar streaming service might be the next big thing

In June, Tubi streamed 200m hours, doubling its growth over the past year. It was recently acquired by Fox in a $440m deal.

Belle Long • August 11, 2020

Brands and influencers have the acne-positivity movement popping

They’re busting teenage angst as ruthlessly as Dr. Pimple Popper.

Belle Long • August 10, 2020

Thanks to this startup, your next road trip might be on plastic

TechniSoil turned bottles into the first plastic-paved stretch of highway in California.

Belle Long • August 5, 2020

A new media brand is rising from Deadspin’s ashes

And here are 4 reasons you should pay attention.

Belle Long • July 29, 2020

A snack company hatched in a basement rises to $1.8m in annual revenue

Samy Kobrosly, co-founder of Snacklins, describes his business origin story as “a joke that got way too big.”

Belle Long • July 27, 2020

What ants can teach us about fighting off pandemics

The little buggers are surprisingly good at containment.

Belle Long • July 24, 2020

The latest turn in the celebrity booze boom is… Post Malone rosé?

Like winning a Grammy or moving to Hollywood Hills, branding booze seems to be a celebrity rite of passage.

Belle Long • July 22, 2020

The military is using esports to recruit gamers

But not everyone loves what the recruiters are up to.

Belle Long • July 21, 2020

This app is sending people on blind scavenger hunts

It’s like Pokemon Go, but for people who believe in astrology.

Belle Long • July 10, 2020

Amazon’s head honcho is still standing, but Twitter had a field day with #ripjeffbezos

The tweets lamenting Bezos’ fake demise included pictures of just about every white, bald man under the sun.

Belle Long • July 9, 2020

Horseshoe-crab blood is a surprisingly essential ingredient for testing new drugs

It’s the only known natural source of an important substance called limulus amebocyte lysate.

Belle Long • July 7, 2020

A new meme-making matrix could take your mashup game to the next level

Koji wants to amplify memes by remixing them, in the same way that TikTok squeezes more juice out of audio and video mashups.

Belle Long • July 2, 2020

This cannabis company is mining the celeb-to-consumer pipeline

Canopy Growth is teaming up with Martha Stewart and other celebs to bring cannabis products to the masses

Belle Long • July 1, 2020

Spin for the win: Get ready for a virtual Tour de France

The virtual training company Zwift will power the virtual version of the storied race, starting this weekend.

Belle Long • June 30, 2020

Basketball is paused, for now. But its biggest star is building a media empire.

LeBron James’ new media company is yet another example of how the NBA star has converted his fame into business capital.

Belle Long • June 26, 2020

Baseball gets the green light, but its most famous snack is stuck in peanut purgatory

In normal times, Virginia peanuts litter the floors of baseball stadiums. The shortened season means legume leaders are pivoting.

Belle Long • June 25, 2020

Google vs. Photoshop: Fact-checking for images arrives

Google’s photo fact-checking may mean curtains for the viral fake-out.

Belle Long • June 24, 2020

This family business set out to fill a gap in the beauty industry

Racheal Williams says Black customers are underrepresented in the hair-care industry. She and her relatives founded a business to fix that.

Belle Long • June 24, 2020

Sharing is caring: These startups are streamlining knowledge-sharing

Notion, Coda, and Almanac are part of a crop of startups hoping to help you navigate oceans of information.

Belle Long • June 23, 2020

TikTok creators’ new dance move: flipping China censorship on its head

They’re filming virtual love letters with the Chinese flag, the national anthem, and hashtags like #ilovechina.

Belle Long • June 18, 2020

A community for Black nerds grew out of its founder’s passions

Terril Fields says the focus of Blerd is “nerdy culture, but from a black cultural lens.”

Belle Long • June 16, 2020

Twitter’s experiments try to make your timeline a little less awful

The company's latest test is another baby step toward curbing problems that have dogged the platform for years.

Belle Long • June 12, 2020

YouTube creators are turning clicks into charity

They’re uploading videos and donating the advertising revenue to Black Lives Matter.

Belle Long • June 11, 2020

Hollywood is back — just not as we know it

Live studio audiences are discouraged. Sex and fight scenes will look different, too.

Belle Long • June 10, 2020

India’s potential is irresistible for tech’s bigwigs

Amazon may take a $2B stake in one of the country’s largest telecom companies. Big Tech is racing to make its mark in India.

Belle Long • June 5, 2020

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