Jacob Cohen
Contributing Writer, The Hustle

What does an ancient script have in common with emojis? Code.

Tulu-Tigalari is an ancient Indian language. Making it available online is no easy task.

Jacob Cohen • August 27, 2021

Digits: A fidget toy boom, electronic noses, and geofence warrants

Plus: Coin shortages, hot air balloons, and Afghanistan’s mineral deposits.

Jacob Cohen • August 23, 2021

MacKenzie Scott has given out billions to charity. Recipients think it’s a joke.

MacKenzie Scott has launched a barrage of donations. Here’s what that looks like.

Jacob Cohen • August 20, 2021

Some remote employees are secretly working multiple jobs

The latest work from home trend is doing 2 jobs at once.

Jacob Cohen • August 17, 2021

Digits: A really skinny house, space pizza, and too much weed

Plus: Online groceries, an asteroid, and kids’ diets.

Jacob Cohen • August 16, 2021

The family business that’s been blowing stuff up since 1947

The Loizeaux family business is booming. Literally.

Jacob Cohen • August 13, 2021

Elon Musk’s $50k, 375-square-foot home

Boxabl builds affordable, foldable, tiny homes. Elon Musk is living in one.

Jacob Cohen • August 11, 2021

Digits: Brazilian butt lifts, $10 palm prints, South Park, and more

Plus: Abandoned oil wells, firefighting helicopters, and Hello Kitty.

Jacob Cohen • August 9, 2021

The IRS has seized 185k+ bitcoins. Where the heck do they go?

Since 2013, the feds have seized and auctioned off ~$7B worth of bitcoin.

Jacob Cohen • August 6, 2021

Amazon’s drone project is experiencing turbulence

Amazon’s UK-based drone unit is seeing layoffs and the project is broadly struggling to take off.

Jacob Cohen • August 5, 2021

The ice cream man whose taste buds are insured for $1m

John Harrison was so good at his job -- tasting ice cream -- that Dreyer’s once insured his taste buds for $1m.

Jacob Cohen • August 4, 2021

Lego’s latest project: Greener bricks

Making Legos from bottles is the latest part of the company’s $400m sustainability play.

Jacob Cohen • August 3, 2021

Digits: RV records, mouse brains, and $406m card games

Plus: Olympian tax breaks, remote work is happening from the couch, and Amazon’s record employment.

Jacob Cohen • August 2, 2021

Ashes to… vinyl records? Death startups get creative as cremations rise

Startups help families turn ashes into new ways to honor their lost ones (vinyl records, plants, stones, diamonds).

Jacob Cohen • July 29, 2021

Could Wikipedia’s crowdsourcing be the solution to pandemic misinformation?

Could a crowdsourced health site solve public distrust in the CDC?

Jacob Cohen • July 29, 2021

A ~$15k Doritos chip? It’s hardly the first collectible snack.

A puffy Doritos chip is the latest in a long line of rare snack discoveries selling for big bucks.

Jacob Cohen • July 28, 2021

Digits: $23m security details, a food coloring boom, and $60 jumbo crabs

Plus: plant-based beat sales are up and Pokémon Go is going hard.

Jacob Cohen • July 26, 2021

The big ad dollars behind this year’s fanless Olympics

Brands are spending $1m a pop on Olympics ad spots.

Jacob Cohen • July 23, 2021

A spyware breach has Apple feeling the heat

People are sounding the alarm on NSO Group, whose tech was used to infect phones belonging to journalists and activists.

Jacob Cohen • July 21, 2021

With grilling season underway, Weber files to go public

Weber is going public after throwing the business equivalent of a lit Fourth of July backyard BBQ.

Jacob Cohen • July 15, 2021

Just how big can Ryan’s World get?

Ryan Kaji is adding a footwear deal with Skechers to his media empire. He’s 9.

Jacob Cohen • July 14, 2021

Digits: Icelandic workers, an art critic’s epic smackdown, and Toyota’s tiny win

Plus: Video games are raking it in, and ‘Black Widow’ is selling tickets.

Jacob Cohen • July 13, 2021

Suck it, lemonade stands. Mighty is here to make kids ecommerce CEOs.

Mighty is what you get when you crossbreed lemonade stands with Shopify.

Jacob Cohen • July 12, 2021

Richard Branson is space traveling and his businesses are making a COVID comeback

Across airlines, hotels, and cruises, Virgin companies are getting back to work.

Jacob Cohen • July 9, 2021

The future is bright for Egyptian startups

Egyptian startups raised $190m in venture capital last year. In June alone, they nearly eclipsed that record.

Jacob Cohen • July 8, 2021

By some miracle, TikTok is getting kids to read books

Teens on “BookTok” are landing young adult novels on New York Times bestseller lists, years after their initial release.

Jacob Cohen • July 7, 2021

Digits: A $50B glitch, a CEO’s inbox, and a floating hospital

Plus: iPhone celebrated its 14th birthday and flights are taking off.

Jacob Cohen • July 7, 2021

California’s drought puts a damper on absolutely nuts almond demand

Demand for almonds is higher than ever, but so is the risk in growing them.

Jacob Cohen • July 7, 2021

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