Rob Litterst
Contributing Writer, The Hustle

What the heck is an anti-perk?

Perks that require an office visit don’t carry the same weight that they used to.

Rob Litterst • 23 hours ago

Amazon aggregators are losing steam

After becoming one of the hottest sectors for VCs in 2021, funding for Amazon aggregators is way down.

Rob Litterst • 2 days ago

The Hertz fleet is buzzing

The rental car giant is on a mission to electrify its fleet.

Rob Litterst • 3 days ago

Disney’s move into trading cards

Is “Lorcana” the next Pokemon?

Rob Litterst • 3 days ago

We’re nearing a butter meltdown

Inflation has infiltrated your butter dish.

Rob Litterst • September 23, 2022

Publishers and Hollywood are a perfect match

Publishers need revenue, and Hollywood needs better stories.

Rob Litterst • September 21, 2022

Why do younger generations love subtitles?

Netflix and TikTok have helped bring captions to the masses.

Rob Litterst • September 20, 2022

Adobe just acquired its biggest threat

What the design giant’s $20B purchase of Figma means for the future of design.

Rob Litterst • September 19, 2022

Why YouTube’s best weapon is its library

Five hundred hours of content are added to YouTube every minute.

Rob Litterst • September 15, 2022

Can machine learning help us talk to pets?

Scientists are using machine learning algorithms to analyze communication patterns in animals.

Rob Litterst • September 14, 2022

Why did A24 launch a membership?

The indie studio is diversifying beyond the box office.

Rob Litterst • September 12, 2022

The next era of CVS is all about services

The pharmacy giant wants to be your doctor’s office.

Rob Litterst • September 8, 2022

Are Apple and Meta rivals now?

The tech titans are clashing over metaverse ambitions and ads.

Rob Litterst • September 8, 2022

The ups and downs of NYC’s taxi medallion

The value of a NYC taxi medallion increased for the first time since 2014.

Rob Litterst • September 6, 2022

Disney’s planning a new membership

The company is taking inspiration from Amazon Prime and the Apple One bundle.

Rob Litterst • September 2, 2022

Why in-flight WiFi will only get better

Fliers want cheap, reliable WiFi, and airlines are starting to deliver.

Rob Litterst • September 1, 2022

Starbucks and Dunkin’ have a new challenger

Blank Street Coffee is using automation to fuel its rapid expansion.

Rob Litterst • August 31, 2022

RIP to a school supplies legend

E. Bryant Crutchfield, inventor of the Trapper Keeper, passed away at 85.

Rob Litterst • August 30, 2022

What the heck is Peloton doing?

The fitness pioneer is making some big changes to right the ship.

Rob Litterst • August 29, 2022

The battle for the ‘richest school’ title

The University of Texas has a secret weapon that could help its endowment pass Harvard’s.

Rob Litterst • August 26, 2022

Is this the end of work friends?

It’s getting harder to make work friends, but workers don’t seem to care.

Rob Litterst • August 25, 2022

Are we caught in a ‘bear market trap’?

Hedge funds are placing big bets against the latest market rally.

Rob Litterst • August 24, 2022

The economic indicator that uses egg-and-cheese sandwiches

Beyond sandwiches and soup, Pret A Manger offers insight to the global economy.

Rob Litterst • August 23, 2022

The good and bad of Amazon’s health care efforts

The bull and bear cases for Dr. Bezos.

Rob Litterst • August 22, 2022

Are we going back to the cable days?

With services raising prices and introducing ads, is streaming starting to look like cable?

Rob Litterst • August 22, 2022

Despite inflation, tips are still flowing

Are consumers getting more generous or is “iPad tipping” to blame?

Rob Litterst • August 19, 2022

Buzzkill alert — it’s getting harder to retire

The “three-legged stool” of retirement is broken.

Rob Litterst • August 17, 2022

LeBron James, the influencer?

LeBron James is the NBA’s king of Instagram.

Rob Litterst • August 16, 2022

What really goes into your chocolate bar?

Tony’s Chocolonely is trying to take on big chocolate — but it’s not easy.

Rob Litterst • August 15, 2022

The implications of teen internet usage

A recent CDC study shows the scary consequences of too much screen time.

Rob Litterst • August 15, 2022

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