Nick DeSantis
Editor, The Hustle

A lesson from Morgan Housel: ‘Ideas don’t matter if you don’t communicate them effectively’

We’re asking big names in business and tech to answer 5 burning questions.  Today’s guest: Morgan Housel, partner at Collaborative Fund and author of the...
Nick DeSantis • August 17, 2020

A private-equity firm bought Ancestry.com for $4.7B. Here’s what they might do with it.

The Blackstone Group is acquiring a 75% stake in Ancestry.com for $4.7B. It’s a major move at a tricky moment Two DNA-testing kingpins, Ancestry and 23andMe,...
Nick DeSantis • August 7, 2020

What happens when Google barges in on your territory, in 2 charts

Google wants to keep your nest safe: It’s investing $450m in the home-security company ADT. The idea? Turn Google’s Nest devices into the “cornerstone” of...
Nick DeSantis • August 4, 2020

Top takeaways from the antitrust Royal Rumble

Yesterday’s antitrust hearing/circus with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google had a bit of everything. Here’s one takeaway for each butt in the...
Nick DeSantis • July 30, 2020

Sports are back — finally. Here’s how entrepreneurs would fix the viewing experience

After 4+ months that felt more like 4+ years, sports are back. It’s exciting (and uncertain for baseball), but watching the games on TV...
Nick DeSantis • July 28, 2020

The best advice Josh Wolfe ever received: Avoid boring people

We’re asking some of the biggest names in business and tech to answer 5 of our burning questions. Today’s guest: Josh Wolfe, co-founder of...
Nick DeSantis • July 22, 2020

A buzz-worthy buyer is snapping up the IP of one of America’s many troubled retail chains

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images A company called Retail Ecommerce Ventures is buying the online assets and IP of Pier 1 Imports, which filed for bankruptcy...
Nick DeSantis • July 17, 2020

White space for plant-based milk, and Peacock charges into the streaming market

A few other storylines that caught our eye yesterday: Holy cow, look at the market for plant-based milk This tweet shows that there’s plenty of opportunities...
Nick DeSantis • July 15, 2020

Which businesses got coronavirus relief money? Insights from the new data

Photo via: Mike Petrucci on Unsplash Since the government rolled out its gigantic coronavirus relief program for small businesses, the question’s been on everyone’s mind:...
Nick DeSantis • July 7, 2020

The UK government is taking a $500m stake in a bankrupt satellite company

Elon Musk has some unusual competition in the space race to improve the consumer internet. The UK government is investing $500m and taking a 20%...
Nick DeSantis • July 6, 2020

It was a good day for the ‘-ade’ class of startup IPO’s

The pandemic gave us lemons, but the stock market decided to make some Lemonade. Lemonade, the SoftBank-backed upstart that wants to disrupt the stodgy insurance...
Nick DeSantis • July 3, 2020

A messaging app won a cat-and-mouse game with the Russian government

Photo: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images Tech entrepreneurs brag about a lot of things, but not many of them can boast about outfoxing Russia. Pavel Durov,...
Nick DeSantis • June 29, 2020

Your best productivity hacks and unplugging tactics

Credit: Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash Yesterday, we asked for your top productivity hacks and unplugging strategies to get through the newly weird workdays. Taking a...
Nick DeSantis • June 25, 2020

Meet the new upstart in the world of high-priced art sales

Buying a prized Picasso painting could be as simple as swiping your finger. That’s the idea behind Fair Warning, a new app from a former...
Nick DeSantis • June 22, 2020

AI is helping scientists sort through heaps of coronavirus research

The global race to develop a coronavirus vaccine is creating an enormous pile of medical research — and scientists are turning to AI tools...
Nick DeSantis • June 22, 2020

These startups want to make your Zoomin’ a little more human

In the early days of quarantine, the magic of Zoom felt like a blessing. One click, and poof — all of your colleagues appeared...
Nick DeSantis • June 19, 2020

A new player in email knocked over a bushel of debate about Apple’s App Store

The little red bubble with the scary number proves it: Managing your email is a pain in the ass. This week, a new service arrived...
Nick DeSantis • June 18, 2020

The Supreme Court hands a major victory to LGBTQ workers

Yesterday, the decades-long fight for LGBTQ rights took another momentous step forward. The US Supreme Court ruled that a major federal civil-rights law protects gay...
Nick DeSantis • June 16, 2020

One airline’s weird strategy for raising capital in a pandemic: selling its prized artworks

Here’s more proof that airlines will do practically anything to plug the giant hole that the coronavirus pandemic punched in their bottom lines: British...
Nick DeSantis • June 15, 2020

Some companies filed for bankruptcy, but their stocks are going bonkers anyway

Photo: Hertz, via Twitter Last week, an unusual bit of Wall Street news sent a flotilla of financial scribblers scrambling to pick up their pens:...
Nick DeSantis • June 15, 2020

Nikola and Tesla are fighting it out over the future of trucking

Photo: Nikola Yes, you read that right. Two hotshot companies named for the same dead inventor are jockeying over futuristic designs for electric trucks. Your move,...
Nick DeSantis • June 11, 2020

More workers put the squeeze on their companies to support Black Lives Matter

In the fallout from the death of George Floyd, brands across the world spoke out against racial inequity. Many of them pledged 7-figure donations...
Nick DeSantis • June 10, 2020

Reebok and partner gyms walk away from CrossFit after CEO’s ‘FLOYD-19’ tweet

The world is watching how brands respond to problems of racial inequity. Actions count more than words, and a slip-up can cost you dearly. CrossFit...
Nick DeSantis • June 9, 2020

What to expect as New York City begins to reopen

Today is a big milestone for the Big Apple: New York City is beginning the first phase of its reopening. Here’s what you should know The...
Nick DeSantis • June 8, 2020

Scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are speaking out against Facebook

Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images First Mark Zuckerberg got grilled by his own employees. Over the weekend, the scientists he supports turned up...
Nick DeSantis • June 8, 2020

Trends turns 1: Our hits, misses, and strangest finds

For this special edition email, we’re looking back on some trends we got right in year one, a few misses (hey, nobody’s perfect), and...
Nick DeSantis • June 4, 2020

Our pandemic pivot to Zoom Everything brought the company some big gains

Photo: Zoom Zoom’s Q1 revenues were up 169% over last year. The tectonic shift to remote work crowned Zoom as one of the pandemic era’s biggest...
Nick DeSantis • June 3, 2020

For better or worse, social media makes it impossible to look away

(Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images) The demonstrations over George Floyd’s death that have wracked American cities for the last week echo major protest movements of...
Nick DeSantis • June 2, 2020

The plant-based meat wars are hitting the courts

Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Bad news for anyone who uses Thesaurus.com to come up with brand names: Citing trademark concerns, a European...
Nick DeSantis • June 2, 2020

The trading trends of 2 key biopharma stocks are raising eyebrows

Photo by Robert Michael/picture alliance via Getty Images Investors are desperate for any good news about 2 companies involved in the development of a coronavirus...
Nick DeSantis • June 2, 2020

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