Belle Long
Editorial Intern, The Hustle

How fishy business dealings landed Big Tuna in hot water

Who doesn’t love a wacky business story? Slate featured a Shakespearean tale of tuna titans, and we just had to share it.  Once upon a...
Belle Long • August 20, 2020

Young entrepreneurs are turning Roblox games into huge moneymakers

Hope your self-esteem is high today, because it’s time to learn about some teens who are richer than you. Roblox, a site that hosts millions...
Belle Long • August 18, 2020

A fusion future is getting closer to reality

Time for The Hustle’s best Bill Nye impression (courtesy of a poli sci major). If we ever crack it, nuclear fusion could provide a limitless...
Belle Long • August 14, 2020

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

There’s a dark horse candidate in the streaming sweepstakes. Tubi is a free, ad-supported platform with 23k+ offerings and 25m viewers. It’s especially popular with...
Belle Long • August 11, 2020

Brands and influencers have the acne-positivity movement popping

Credit: Dave Bennett/Getty Images Condolences to everyone who put toothpaste on their forehead in middle school. Acne is cool now. Slate says Instagram influencers are embracing...
Belle Long • August 10, 2020

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

Now you only have to feel marginally bad about those Fiji water bottles you’ve been chugging. A startup called TechniSoil is repurposing plastic, turning it...
Belle Long • August 5, 2020

A new media brand is rising from Deadspin’s ashes

It’s called Defector Media. It’s from the team that quit in last year’s Great Deadspin Meltdown. And like the Deadspin of old, it’s a...
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 company’s story as “a joke that got way too big.” During a late-night basement hang, he and his...
Belle Long • July 27, 2020

What ants can teach us about fighting off pandemics

Humans are the most advanced species in the world, yada yada. But we just got absolutely owned by some ants. Like us, ants face rough...
Belle Long • July 24, 2020

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

Photo via: Maison No. 9 Now you’ve finally got something to wash down those Flamin Hot Limón Doritos. A rosé brand might seem out of the...
Belle Long • July 22, 2020

The military is using esports to recruit gamers

Photo by Michel Stoupak/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US military has a new recruiting weapon — Twitch streams.  The Army, Navy, and Air Force all have...
Belle Long • July 21, 2020

This app is sending people on blind scavenger hunts

To anyone who’s ever used the word wanderlust unironically: This one’s for you.  Randonautica spits out random coordinates for users to explore in the real...
Belle Long • July 10, 2020

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

Photo Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images Are you a white, bald, middle-aged man? If so, we’ve got news — according to Twitter,...
Belle Long • July 9, 2020

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

Here’s a weird fact that feels perfect for our even weirder 2020: We’re all vampires hunting horseshoe crabs. The blood of the horseshoe crab is...
Belle Long • July 7, 2020

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

For years, digital tools like Photoshop have helped demystify design for amateurs (and have successfully convinced them to stop using Comic Sans). Koji, a new...
Belle Long • July 2, 2020

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

The inevitable byproduct of Martha Stewart’s buddy-buddy relationship with Snoop Dogg has arrived: Martha Stewart-approved edibles. Everyone’s favorite homemaker/onetime …
Belle Long • July 1, 2020

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

The Tour de France is getting its SoulCycle on.  The 2,220-mile cruise through the French countryside will be held online starting this weekend — on...
Belle Long • June 30, 2020

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

LeBron James is setting his sights on a different kind of title. Basketball’s biggest star raised $100m for a new media company that aims to...
Belle Long • June 26, 2020

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

Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images After a few swings and misses, baseball is back! But definitely not better than ever.  Reduced to a 60-game season played...
Belle Long • June 25, 2020

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

Racheal Williams, her mother, and her aunt spent years buying Black beauty products from non-Black retailers, and they were tired of it.  “We found it...
Belle Long • June 24, 2020

Google vs. Photoshop: Fact-checking for images arrives

Google just opened up a new front in the battle against misinformation — fact-checking pictures. The fact checks, gathered from sources Google deems trustworthy, will...
Belle Long • June 24, 2020

Sharing is caring: These startups are streamlining knowledge-sharing

Google is great. But there’s something daunting about getting a gazillion results in .6 seconds. Info-sharing startups like Notion, Coda, and Almanac are organizing that...
Belle Long • June 23, 2020

A modest approach to venture capital — who knew?

Not every business can — or should — be worth billions. That’s the philosophy behind Indie.vc. As Marker told it, founders Bryce Roberts, Mark Jacobsen,...
Belle Long • June 18, 2020

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

Move over, Lil Huddy. TikTok’s got a new crush – Xi Jinping, leader of the Chinese Communist Party. Gen Z users are flexing their satirical...
Belle Long • June 18, 2020

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

We’re highlighting stories of black business owners from our audience — and their tips for up-and-coming entrepreneurs of color. If you’re interested in being...
Belle Long • June 16, 2020

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

Credit: Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash Hey, did you do the reading? Bet you thought you’d left that question behind in Psych 101. It’s making a comeback...
Belle Long • June 12, 2020

YouTube creators are turning clicks into charity

Photo: Vee Kativhu / Youtube PSA: Here’s a golden opportunity for some guilt-free bingeing.  A few YouTubers cooked up a cool way for people to contribute...
Belle Long • June 11, 2020

Hollywood is back — just not as we know it

Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images After months of at-home premieres, production pushbacks, and financial strain, Hollywood is eager to return to normal. California...
Belle Long • June 10, 2020

Tech is shaping the protests, from police scanner apps to Google Docs

Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images After more than a week of demonstrations, the protest movement is evolving. Demonstrators are reinforcing their tactics with some tech-savvy...
Belle Long • June 9, 2020

India’s potential is irresistible for tech’s bigwigs

Jeff Bezos may bust out the billions for one of India’s largest telecom companies. Amazon is considering a $2B stake in Bharti Airtel, in a...
Belle Long • June 5, 2020

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