Older retailers like Express, J.Crew, and Urban Outfitters want to copy Amazon’s 3rd-party marketplace model.
MoviePass throttled user accounts so they couldn’t take advantage of the all-you-can-watch offering.
Klarna -- a leader in “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) -- has become Europe’s biggest startup, valued at $45B+. But its business model raises questions.
Quantum hacking will completely compromise the existing security infrastructure of the internet. Arqit is building a solution.
Gig workers (e.g., DoorDash, Postmates) are victims of a new phishing scam. Their status as contract workers does not help.
Confluent -- previously an internal LinkedIn data tool -- will test public markets.
Virtual reality (VR) is being used to treat PTSD and other disorders. The key: It should be done in conjunction with a therapist.
Online marketplace Etsy dropped $1.6B to acquire a leading Gen Z second hand fashion platform.
Mining ethereum can be a sketchy affair. So, Norton is bundling the service into its antivirus software (for some reason).
Sales are up for deodorant, toothpaste, luggage, and condoms. But down for toilet paper and baking soda.
Turntable.fm shut down in 2014. Now it’s back after raising $7.5m but has to contend with another identical startup also called Turntable.
Google is using AI to make its search engine more conversational.
Piano gives tools for big media brands like TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist to build subscription products.
Items purchased online are 3-4x more likely to be returned. For PayPal -- which provides services across the retail journey -- this acquisition makes a ton of sense.
Apple’s “Find My” and Amazon’s “Sidewalk” are 2 leading mesh networks. What do they actually do?
These Facebook Groups allow users to exchange goods without paying. Now, it wants to offer the service...but off of Mark Zuckerberg’s platforms.
Mint gum sales are down 30% YoY...because people aren’t “waiting in line” as much.
MindMed is sponsoring several clinical trials to bring psychedelics and hallucinogens (LSD, MDMA) to the market.
Helmed by 26-year old billionaire Austin Russell, Luminar’s LIDAR tech is used on self-driving cars and...now, helicopters.
Powered by AWS, The Washington Post’s publishing software is used by 1k+ websites.
UiPath’s software does robot-like work for humans -- tasks like filling forms, moving files, inputting data, and scraping documents.
F1 is a global phenomenon. Here’s how it used Netflix to grow even bigger.
ConsenSys works on 2 Ethereum-based blockchains you may have heard of: NFTs and DeFi.
The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI) is home to 150 companies, including Tesla and Amazon. Employers are wooing workers with 1k+ mustang horses… what could go wrong?
China’s rollout of a digital Yuan could eat into the US dollar’s dominance.
E-signature startup Notarize raised $200m+ for its business of notarizing mortgage docs.
Have you ever seen someone post “link in bio” on Instagram. Turns it’s a huge business opportunity.
This month, Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will cast mail-in ballots on whether or not to unionize.
Amazon wants to make its workers more efficient… by gamifying things.