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Netflix makes directors an offer they can’t refuse
In true Silicon Valley form, Netflix has sucked the life taken the guess work out of its creative negotiations by using a strict algorithm...
The Hustle • December 28, 2016
Apple’s license to steal
In 2015, Ben Erez built an iPhone app called Breathe, which sent push notifications to users reminding them to pause and take a breath....
The Hustle • December 28, 2016
F.B. codes home
In a blog post on Facebook last January, Zuckerberg announced that his personal challenge for 2016 was to build a “simple AI” to run...
The Hustle • December 20, 2016
JetSmarter wants to be the “Uber of private jets”
But, Uber also wants to be the “them” of private jets. Awkward. Cliche comparisons aside, JetSmarter just raised $105M from high profile investors Jay-Z...
The Hustle • December 13, 2016
Oh yes he did: How Doyle saved Domino’s
When Patrick Doyle came on board as CEO of Domino’s Pizza in 2010 he vowed to transform the struggling pizza company into a “Technology-Enabled,...
The Hustle • December 1, 2016
Dick’s Sporting Goods is evolving into a tech company
For the past few years, Dick’s Sporting Goods has been in survival mode. Competitors like Sports Authority have gone out of business, online sellers...
The Hustle • November 29, 2016
Net neutrality is on the chopping block
Back in February, the FCC — spurred by the Obama administration and a record 4 million public comments following John Oliver’s rant — set...
The Hustle • November 22, 2016
We’re addicted to our phones and it might not be our fault
According to a 2013 report, smartphone owners check their device 150 times a day. Whether you think you’re above or below that average, it’s...
The Hustle • October 18, 2016
Boeing’s Latest Idea for Making Air Travel Not the Absolute Worst
Amid historically low airfares and increased competition, airlines are exploring ways to stand out from their peers when it comes to the overall passenger...
The Hustle • September 20, 2016
Self-Driving Car Employees Are Worth About $10m… Each
When Uber bought Otto for $700m last month, people viewed it mainly as a “talent acquisition,” meaning the Ube was interested in bringing on...
The Hustle • September 19, 2016
LEGO Surprisingly Wants You to Stop Buying Its Toys. Here’s Why.
In 2003, LEGO nearly went bankrupt. But a decade later, business is going almost too well, forcing the company to do something rather unusual:...
The Hustle • September 7, 2016
Why does Mark Zuckerberg care so much about the SpaceX rocket blowing up? The Hustle Fri, Sept 2 “Houston, we have a problem” Yesterday...
The Hustle • September 2, 2016
Kobe Bryant’s Playing a New Game
Yesterday, Kobe Bryant revealed that he’s quietly been building a $100m venture capital firm for the last 3 years with serial entrepreneur, Jeff Stibel....
The Hustle • August 23, 2016
How Sleek AF Biker Helmet Startup SKULLY Went Bankrupt
Back in 2013, two brothers, Marcus and Mitchell Weller, founded SKULLY with the goal of revolutionizing the motorcycle industry. But somewhere along the way,...
The Hustle • August 12, 2016
Snapgram and Instachat
The Hustle Wed, August 3 Or is it the other way around? Keep getting them confused… The highest form of flattery Yesterday, Instagram introduced...
The Hustle • August 3, 2016
Brexit Explained Like You’re a Kid
The Hustle Monday, June 27, 2016 Now that the dust has settled… Last Thursday, Britain voted to leave the EU, and sh*t immediately hit...
The Hustle • June 27, 2016
Zuck Bucks the Trend
Apparently Facebook didn’t get the “do poorly” memo While other tech companies like Apple and Twitter are struggling, Facebook is killing it. Yesterday, the...
The Hustle • April 28, 2016
The Guy Who Leaked Dozens of Celebrities’ Naked Photos Has Been Caught
A 36-year-old Pennsylvania man has admitted to hacking female celebrities’ phones and email accounts to steal nude photographs and videos, federal prosecutors say. Widely...
The Hustle • March 16, 2016
Want a Better Pitch?
Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco-based startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck. “It lacks oomph,”...
The Hustle • February 22, 2016
Uber For Escorts is Now a Thing in New York
There’s an Uber for weed, babysitters, and dog boarding. And now there’s even an Uber for “paid dates.” Ohlala, a German app that lets...
The Hustle • February 3, 2016
The Most Googled Product in Every Country
Americans only eat fast food, Germans love beer, and everyone in Australia surfs. Think you know what your country’s stereotype is? Guess again. Earlier...
The Hustle • January 19, 2016
Cheap Weddings Lead to Fewer Divorces
Attention all you frugal lovers out there. I’ve got great news. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement...
The Hustle • January 18, 2016
According to OkCupid, These Are the Emojis That’ll Most Likely Get You Laid
Aside from being a popular dating site, OkCupid is home to one of the best data blogs on the internet. Put bluntly, OkCupid meticulously...
The Hustle • January 15, 2016
Johanna Basford's Adult Coloring Books Are the New Meditation
In 2007 Johanna Basford, a British illustrator for Nike and Absolut Vodka, released free a series of desktop wallpaper. Soon, people began downloading Basford’s wallpaper, claiming...
The Hustle • December 1, 2015
The 40% Rule: A Navy SEAL's Secret to Mental Toughness
99% of people who start a marathon finish. It’s a surprising number, I know, but there’s a reason that it’s so high. It’s called...
The Hustle • November 30, 2015
People Who Sleep Late Are More Intelligent and Creative
Realizing you slept in when you weren’t supposed to is the worst feeling ever. And if you’re the kind of person who gets carried...
The Hustle • November 23, 2015
The simple, but surprising reason why iPhone owners can accept calls two different ways
My fellow iPhone users: Have you noticed that when you get a call you can sometimes swipe to answer, while other times you’re given...
The Hustle • October 7, 2015
Last Week Some Random Guy Bought Google.com for $12
About five times a week I say to myself “I’d be rich if I could go back in time and buy all the popular...
The Hustle • October 7, 2015
How to Not Write Like an Asshole
The average person writes like an incoherent, babbling asshole. Run on sentences, meaningless words and awful sentence structure. It’s horrible. It’s especially awful considering...
The Hustle • September 28, 2015
Fancy Job Perks Won't Make You Happy
I took a tour of the Facebook office the other day and saw the strangest thing: vending machines filled with free electronics. The machines...
The Hustle • September 14, 2015
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
The worst sales promotion in history
Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall
How small business owners survived the Great Recession
New business ideas and the best way to capitalize.
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