Mia Sullivan
Contributor, The Hustle

The US Nuclear Arsenal No Longer Requires… Floppy Disks?

The Defense Department recently completed a system update that will finally phase out floppy disks from the Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS), which controls America’s nuclear arsenal.

Mia Sullivan • October 28, 2019

Are you a victim of a data breach? Don’t expect a big payout 

Zappos garnered criticism for reimbursing victims of its data breach with discount codes, joining other companies like Equifax and Yahoo in an ongoing disagreement about how companies should repay their customers.

Mia Sullivan • October 22, 2019

Steve Madden is being accused of ripping off a shoe design… again

The shoe startup Rothy’s accused competitor Steve Madden of copying its shoes -- and it’s not the first time.

Mia Sullivan • October 21, 2019

In parts of Asia, fish auctions now happen over Facebook Live

Fishmongers are forgoing traditional in-person fish sales in favor of Facebook Live auctions.

Mia Sullivan • October 17, 2019

This Chilean startup could help US consumers use less plastic

A Chilean startup called Algramo is expanding its successful bulk-buying program, which is designed to reduce the burden of excessive packaging costs on low-income buyers.

Mia Sullivan • October 15, 2019

Research shows new tech can help bring old tech back from the dead

Studies show that 3rd-gen tech is actually helping bring vinyl and film back.

Mia Sullivan • October 7, 2019

The Secrets to Smarties’ 70 Years of Success

The sweet history of the company that makes Smarties.

Mia Sullivan • October 3, 2019

New rules to protect endangered whales have lobstermen shaking in their waders

The North Atlantic right whale is going extinct, and the laws put in place to protect them could do the same to lobstermen in Maine.

Mia Sullivan • October 2, 2019

Retail got you down? Try a pop-up!

Pop-up stores are rising in popularity...

Mia Sullivan • September 30, 2019

Struggling with anxiety? There are (lots of) apps for that

Gamified anxiety apps are flooding the wellness market, but is more screen time really the key?

Mia Sullivan • September 27, 2019

Amazon released shoes under a private label that look pretty much the same as Allbirds

Amazon is infamous for ripping off styles of successful brands, and the e-commerce giant’s latest victim is Allbirds.

Mia Sullivan • September 24, 2019

The perk of werk: Companies are using ‘accelerated pay’ to entice new employees

As unemployment remains low, companies are trying to entice new employees with “accelerated payments.”

Mia Sullivan • September 23, 2019

Google releases luxury backpack that syncs with your phone… for $1k?!

Google’s connected-clothing affiliate, Jacquard, released a new smart backpack that costs $1k.

Mia Sullivan • September 16, 2019

As China’s pork-pocalypse continues, it will tap into its ‘strategic pork reserves’

After pork prices rose 47% in China last month, the pig-crazy country had to tap into its “strategic pork reserves.”

Mia Sullivan • September 12, 2019

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