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Zoom users may get refunds thanks to Zoombombing lawsuit

Sometimes, rapid growth has consequences. Take Zoom, which recently agreed to pay $85m to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated its users’ privacy, per...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 4, 2021

How a $700m startup plans to help dogs live longer

The world’s oldest dog was a 30-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey. But for most dogs, the average life span is just 10-15 years, depending...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 3, 2021

Why the ScarJo vs. Disney drama is just the beginning

Scarlett Johansson sued Disney last week, claiming that the company breached her contract by putting Marvel’s Black Widow on Disney+ Premier Access. For Disney, the...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2021

D2C medical apparel companies are growing

If you’re a health care worker who needs comfortable gear stat, there are now a host of Direct to Consumer (D2C) options. With jobs in...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 30, 2021

Chinese education and tech stocks have lost $1T+ since February. Why?

Apparently, stock *can* go down (Source: Getty Images) Things are very unchill when it comes to Chinese tutoring stocks right now. Here’s what’s going on.  Backstory:...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 28, 2021

Epic Games gets closer to the metaverse with Sketchfab acquisition

“Fortnite”… the start of something much bigger (Source: Epic Games) You may know Epic Games as the creator of “Fortnite” (and the initiator of a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 26, 2021

Grocery delivery platform Jokr raises $170m to take on Amazon

You’ve heard of pizza in 30 minutes or less, but what about groceries in 15 minutes? Enter Jokr, a grocery delivery platform that just raised...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 23, 2021

Australian startup raises $30m to map our brains

What if you could see your brain like it was a neighborhood in Google Maps? Australia-based startup Omniscient Neurotechnology just raised $30m in Series B...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 22, 2021

Is ‘TikTok Resumes’ Gen Z’s LinkedIn?

Bikini-clad Elle Woods used a video essay to get into Harvard Law School in Legally Blonde (2001). A TikTok parody of that video got a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 21, 2021

The modern brick-and-mortar toy store is all about experiences

According to the store’s jingle, Toys R Us kids may not have wanted to grow up — but the business model of toy stores...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 20, 2021

Air travel is back, but who’s flying the plane?

Learning this control panel is very lucrative right now (Source: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images) As Americans return to the skies at near pre-pandemic levels,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 19, 2021

The big business of nobility titles

If 23&Me has yet to reveal a long-lost royal relative, there are plenty of sites that promise to make you a Russian tsarina, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 17, 2021

VR is still a small market but it’s growing

It turns out being unable to escape our homes was good for escapism. PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media (E&M) Outlook 2021-2025 report found that...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 16, 2021

What Redfin’s learned about building real estate algorithms

AI may be better at finding your dream home than you are. During VentureBeat’s Transform 2021 conference, Redfin CTO Bridget Frey explained how the real...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 15, 2021

Is c-commerce the key to ecommerce?

Here’s a stat that seems obvious but is still impressive: 2.8B+ people use messaging apps to chat. And now a lot of those people also...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 14, 2021

Passports for people who don’t want to pay crypto taxes?

 Source: Three Lions / Getty Images Tax evasion = illegal. But what about tax avoidance? Plan B Passport will sell you a passport to your choice...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 13, 2021

What’s the lowdown on gaming up high (in the cloud)?

Source: Microsoft If you want, you can play 1993’s Doom on an Ikea smart lamp. Cool, but what about playing any game on, say, your...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 7, 2021

Digital banks are winning new customers by going niche

Traditional banking isn’t readily available to all customers. So, a number of neobanks (AKA digital banks) are building products catered to very specific markets. Among them:...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 2, 2021

Inflation is driving up booze costs, which may trickle down to consumers

Maybe don’t open a tab at the bar. The cost of making, packaging, and distributing beer, wine, and liquor is going up, per The Wall...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 2, 2021

United Airlines buys 270 jets in a bullish sign for air travel

After the extended staycation that was 2020, airlines are looking to cash in. United Airlines’ latest move is to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 1, 2021

How demonetized YouTuber pranksters still rake in dough

The Nelk Boys are one of YouTube’s most popular prank groups. Led by 26-year-old Kyle Forgeard, the group’s outrageous videos are known for going “full...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 1, 2021

Denim’s back, but with way-back styles

There’s a very random fight happening on TikTok. Gen Z users are making fun of millennials for wearing skinny jeans. As it turns out, skinny...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 30, 2021

Tripp raises $11m for psychedelic VR meditation

Good news for the CEO who said he was fired for microdosing at work. Tripp — a Los Angeles-based VR meditation and wellness app —...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 29, 2021

What’s the deal with digital vaccine passports?

The Excelsior vaccine passport (Source: Chris Delmas / Getty Images) When Americans get their COVID-19 vaccine, they get a paper card that, as John Oliver...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 28, 2021

Beef is more expensive, but who’s profiting?

Demand for beef is up and suppliers are struggling to meet it. Since March, wholesale beef prices have increased 40%-70% depending on the cut,...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Fair Art Fair is like a dating app for fine art

Ever wanted a Tinder for artists and collectors? Well, it’s here. Founded by London-based artist Stacie McCormick, Fair Art Fair is a new app that...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Wayfair thinks AR/VR shopping is the future of retail

Try-before-you-buy has gone digital. At the Jefferies Virtual Consumer Conference earlier this week, Wayfair co-founder Steven Conine predicted that “at some point in the future...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Wingstop goes for the thigh meat

Fast-food chain Wingstop just launched a new brand: Thighstop. As you may have guessed, it trades chicken wings for thighs. Like the many ghost kitchens...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 24, 2021

Songtradr raised $50m to help it become the leading B2B music marketplace

A good sync placement can become iconic. “Don’t Stop Believin’” is forever linked to The Sopranos. Dirty Vegas’ “Days Go By” blew up after...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 23, 2021

Stripe rolls out a super-fast ID verification tool

Stripe is on a roll. The payment platform that recently became Silicon Valley’s most valuable private company at a $95B valuation has a new product:...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 23, 2021

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