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Home off the range

In a blog post titled “Hanging up my spurs,” Chris Sacca, the VC cowboy and founder of Lowercase Capital (amazing name), announced he’s retiring...
The Hustle • April 27, 2017

Return of the Mark

The F8 conference rages on and yesterday, Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook’s experimental technologies unit, Building 8, revealed that the company is developing...
The Hustle • April 20, 2017

And the fastest growing app in America is…

Bitmoji? That’s correct — at least according to a new report from comScore comparing app’s percent change in unique monthly visitors over the past...
The Hustle • March 27, 2017

Surviving vs. Thriving

There’s a lot of VC money getting slung around the Valley lately, and the reasons for raising couldn’t be more far apart. On the one...
The Hustle • March 10, 2017

Jimmy Buffett’s margarita village

Musician and original island chiller Jimmy Buffett is now planning to open a Margaritaville-themed retirement community for people aged “55 and better.” Wait, they...
The Hustle • March 9, 2017

The crockpot cult leader

Last summer, the smash hit of Amazon Prime Day wasn’t a tablet, a flat-screen, or fancy VR goggles… It was the Instant Pot, a...
The Hustle • March 8, 2017

Uber wants employees to be “perf”

Following a string of PR nightmares (most recently firing Senior VP of Engineering Amit Singhal after he failed to disclose sexual harassment allegations from...
The Hustle • February 28, 2017

#Fakecomments: A Reddit scandal

Reddit, the 22nd most popular website on the planet (and 7th most popular in the US), is being manipulated by large corporations. And this...
The Hustle • February 27, 2017

This film might just save the planet

And no, we’re not talking about Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood. In fact, we’re not talking about movies at all. We’re talking about the other...
The Hustle • February 10, 2017

Greenlight: The debit card for kids

Reloadable, prepaid cards are nothing new. In fact, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express all offer their own versions. However, Greenlight, a 3-year-old startup out of...
The Hustle • February 6, 2017

Airbnb with the (potential) purchase of the year

According to reports, Airbnb is closing in on a deal to acquire Tilt for somewhere between $10m and $20m. Rough price tag for the social...
The Hustle • January 25, 2017

Montenegro: the country that exports domain names

Montenegro separated from Serbia 10 years ago to become its own independent country, albeit one the size of Connecticut. Since then, the country’s exports include...
The Hustle • January 11, 2017

The golden era of hedge funds is over

This past year marked the beginning of the end for hedge funds as we’ve known them. The compensation and wealth creation they offered a...
The Hustle • January 4, 2017

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. It...
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 and...
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 like...
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 safe...
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

Spacexplosion

Why does Mark Zuckerberg care so much about the SpaceX rocket blowing up? The Hustle Fri, Sept 2 “Houston, we have a problem” Yesterday morning, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a Cape Canaveral launch pad. The good news: It was an unmanned “static fire test” (kind of like a dress rehearsal for a launch), […]

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. Their...
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 its newest feature called “Instagram Stories,” and our reaction — check that, the entire internet’s reaction — went something like this: “So… it’s, uhhhh, Snapchat?” Yup, pretty much. In fact, despite […]

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 fan. England’s prime minister quit, global stock markets plummeted, and some “leave” voters immediately regretted their decision. “I didn’t think my vote was going to matter because I thought we […]

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 company...
The Hustle • April 28, 2016

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