Jacob Cohen
Contributing Writer, The Hustle

By the numbers: Metaverse taxes, a McFlurry mess, and more.

Plus: “Lupin” was robbed, ironically, and auditors may need auditors.

Jacob Cohen • March 7, 2022

The babysitting boom is here

Babysitting rates outpaced inflation in 2021.

Jacob Cohen • March 4, 2022

The West Coast looks east for hiring

43% of West Coast tech company jobs are now listed outside of the region.

Jacob Cohen • March 1, 2022

Digits: Bible apps, ‘The Crown’ thieves, and AI racers

Plus: Longer movies cost more (who knew), and Americans are moving less.

Jacob Cohen • February 28, 2022

To discuss Ukraine, many head to TikTok

People are watching the events in Ukraine unfold on TikTok.

Jacob Cohen • February 25, 2022

Tesla’s water problem

Experts say Tesla’s Berlin factory would double the local region’s water needs.

Jacob Cohen • February 24, 2022

Uber’s latest feature: Your rating

Uber now lets you view your rating counts, and the company announced the best and worst rider cities.

Jacob Cohen • February 22, 2022

Digits: Bookstores, dungeons, and Italian jewels

Plus: Bookstore sales and Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie.

Jacob Cohen • February 21, 2022

Digits: Super Bowl bonuses, wasabi, and used cars

Plus: The biggest sports bet ever made and an odd fact about street names.

Jacob Cohen • February 14, 2022

Do cars have a weight problem?

In 2020, the average EV sold in Europe was 16% heavier than other cars.

Jacob Cohen • February 10, 2022

The $6.6B discount airline merger

The 2 largest US discount carriers are merging in a $6.6B+ deal.

Jacob Cohen • February 8, 2022
ugly socks

Digits: Osama bin Laden’s bro’s house, ugly shoes, and liquor sales

Plus: Underwater internet cables and an island in Connecticut.

Jacob Cohen • February 7, 2022

The economics of 15-minute delivery are… interesting

Fridge No More was recently losing $3+ per order, excluding the $70 it was spending to acquire each customer.

Jacob Cohen • February 3, 2022

Meta’s job board tells its story

It isn’t easy bringing a 68k-person social media company into the metaverse.

Jacob Cohen • February 1, 2022

Digits: An odd lawsuit, $3.2B shapewear, and cargo cruises

Plus: Old music is in, and Peacock is losing money.

Jacob Cohen • January 31, 2022

What’s happening with crypto?

At one point this week, bitcoin was 50% below its all-time high. Why is this happening?

Jacob Cohen • January 27, 2022

Super Bowl ads are getting even pricier

When people watch TV just for the commercials, you spend a lot of money on your commercial.

Jacob Cohen • January 26, 2022
Staten Island Ferry

Digits: EV ads, a close call, and a Staten Island ferry

Plus: Train theft and Disney’s descendants.

Jacob Cohen • January 24, 2022

A bigger bill for Netflix and chill

Netflix is raising prices. What's the deal?

Jacob Cohen • January 18, 2022

Digits: Butter, boy bands, and electric mail

Plus: An expensive page, and the Broncos’ family problems.

Jacob Cohen • January 17, 2022

The podcast conundrum

The number of podcasts available is outpacing the number of ears that can listen.

Jacob Cohen • January 13, 2022

The world is using fewer condoms than expected

Condom makers have been taken by surprise.

Jacob Cohen • January 11, 2022

Digits: An oddball lawsuit, pay increases, and the Hulk

Plus: Taco lovers rejoice and Facebook’s health conundrum.

Jacob Cohen • January 10, 2022

People are still quitting in droves

“The Great Resignation” is more of a national job swap than a communal cry of “I QUIT!”

Jacob Cohen • January 5, 2022

The lab-grown meats are coming

We’re not that far off from printing steaks for dinner.

Jacob Cohen • January 4, 2022

Digits: A $176m accident, ultra-thin trees, and umbrella vending machines

Plus: 2021’s wild jackpot numbers, and Indian startups are on fire.

Jacob Cohen • January 3, 2022

TikTok’s next victim could be Spotify. Here’s why

TikTok is looking to make its own Spotify.

Jacob Cohen • December 29, 2021

Football legend John Madden’s legacy in tech

For those of us who will never play professional football, Madden helped make the next best thing.

Jacob Cohen • December 29, 2021

How hackers keep North Korea’s economy afloat

North Korea’s lucrative side hustle is an elusive cybercrime unit.

Jacob Cohen • December 28, 2021

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