Juliet Bennett Rylah
, The Hustle

Beef is more expensive, but who’s profiting?

Beef prices are surging… and the Big 4 meatpackers (Cargill, JBS, Tyson Foods, National Beef) are pulling in the profits.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Fair Art Fair is like a dating app for fine art

London-based artist Stacie McCormick founded Fair Art Fair, which she calls the “Tinder for artists and collectors.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Wayfair thinks AR/VR shopping is the future of retail

Wayfair co-founder Steven Conine thinks future-us will shop for furniture using 3D models of our homes.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Wingstop goes for the thigh meat

Wingstop sales hit $71m in Q1, +28% YoY. Now, it hopes to score the same success with chicken thighs via a new brand called Thighstop.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 24, 2021

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

Songtradr matches artists with businesses looking to license music. After a flurry of acquisitions, it is valued at $300m+.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 23, 2021

Stripe rolls out a super-fast ID verification tool

Stripe -- the $95B fintech startup -- is edging into another high-value business: identity management.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 23, 2021

Airbnb and Vrbo grapple for more hosts amid fresh demand

To woo homeowners onto its platform, Airbnb is offering mentorship, while Vrbo will let users transfer ratings.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 22, 2021

Victoria’s Secret trades its Angels for a more inclusive ‘Collective’

To stay culturally relevant and compete with upstarts, Victoria’s Secret is embracing new trends, including athleisure and body positivity.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 21, 2021

So, are we getting flying cars or what?

Several companies are working on flying cars or taxis. But when can we ride in them?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 17, 2021

The $1.6T student debt problem

The student loan freeze ends this fall. Here’s what readers and experts say.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 16, 2021

China’s Uber, DiDi, files its US IPO

Didi owns 90% of China’s ride-share market and could go public at $70B+.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 16, 2021

Tech is turbocharging self-checkout grocery stores

A number of tech companies -- Grabango, Amazon Fresh, WalkOut, Main Street Market -- are rolling out some form of self-checkout technology for grocery stores.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 15, 2021

How researchers are using VR to combat COVID

Virtual reality (VR) lets researchers “look” at the 3D structure of COVID proteins.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 14, 2021

Using AI to write better, faster, smarter

Startups are using technology to learn your writing style and give you a better text editor.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 11, 2021

In-game NFTs could be big business… and actually benefit gamers

Mythical Games raised $75m to create “Blanco Block Party,” an open-world game where players own the characters… as NFTs.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 11, 2021

In-home boxing startup raises $20m as working out from home seems here to stay

Liteboxer is riding the home gym wave by offering an at-home boxing machine (priced at $1.5k).

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 10, 2021

G-7 tax deal seeks to end to Big Tech tax havens

The G-7 countries want a 15% global minimum tax. Big Tech is showing support for it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 9, 2021

Is the future of parking digital?

Parking generates ~$30B in the US. Can the industry be digitized?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 8, 2021

Warby Parker sets its sights on more in-person retail

Warby Parker is adding 25% more brick-and-mortar locations, betting that post-COVID shoppers will want the hybrid experience.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 7, 2021

The government is trying to regulate the fast-growing $650B subscription economy

Subscription businesses often make it hard to cancel a service. Regulators are stepping in.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 4, 2021

Vaccine freebies may not be incentives (but people like them)

Free goodies related to vaccines may not increase the actual vaccine rate… but help stores drive traffic.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 4, 2021

Hard seltzers are bigger than ever

Hard seltzer had a big 2019 and an even bigger 2020, outpacing even analysts' predictions to become a bubbly $4B industry.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 3, 2021

7-Eleven is adding 500 new places to charge your car

7-Eleven is adding 500 EV charging stations across the US by the end of 2022 -- a big increase from its current 22 stations.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 3, 2021

Is regenerative agriculture egg-zactly what the planet needs?

Eggs made by chickens grazing on organic soil are storming the $6B+ egg industry.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 2, 2021

Starbucks baristas vs. TikTok

TikTok influencers are spreading Starbucks drink recipes that are a pain to make.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 1, 2021

Will the baking industry still rake in the dough after the pandemic?

Baking goods -- cocoa, flour, yeast -- boomed during the pandemic. The boom may be here to stay.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 27, 2021

Candymakers want weed companies to stop mimicking them

Candymakers (Mars, Hershey, Mondelez) are filing complaints and lawsuits against cannabis makers. Why? Branding edibles as “candy” is a public hazard for children.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 26, 2021

Indonesian farm-to-consumer app harvests $65.5m

TaniHub matches 45k+ farmers with 350k buyers across Indonesia, the world’s 4th-most-populous country.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 25, 2021

Microsoft is saying goodbye to Internet Explorer, hello to Edge

Internet Explorer once controlled 95% of the browser market. Today, it has <1% share and Microsoft is moving onto the Edge browser.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 24, 2021

The future of water is … sewage?

Treating sewage is a cost-effective way to make tap water. But can Americans get over the yuck factor?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 21, 2021

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