Wes Schlagenhauf
Writer, The Hustle

New age Evel Knievel successfully travels across the English channel on his hoverboard

A French inventor successfully flies across the English Channel on his jet-powered hoverboard

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 6, 2019

Katy Perry is being forced to pay up after borrowing elements from a Christian rap song

Katy Perry and some of her collaborators have been ordered to pay a Christian rapper $2.8m over Perry’s hit song “Dark Horse.”

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 5, 2019

How a robotic singing fish made $100m in one year

In the year 2000, Big Mouth Billy Bass was inescapable. The animatronic latex fish could be found floppin’ and singin’ on the shelves of every...
Wes Schlagenhauf • August 3, 2019

Holloway raises money to rewrite publishing for today’s digital future

Holloway launched its first digital guide series for entrepreneurs, and it could turn the entire publishing industry on its head.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 2, 2019

Woodstock 50 is dead after its promoters tried to move the event to Maryland

Woodstock 50 is officially dead in an already rocky year for music festivals.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 1, 2019

Life in the fast (food) lane: Fast food companies are picking up market steam

Legacy fast food companies are killing it as the minimum wage slowly increases.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 31, 2019

The cost of stadium naming rights is becoming too rich for some big name brands

Heinz says it is unlikely to renegotiate a deal to extend its tenure as the name of the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 31, 2019

TikTok, TikTok: YouTube finally learns what it’s like to compete with other video platforms

As rivals up their content creation game, YouTube is starting to see pushback from the very creators it has helped develop over the last decade.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 30, 2019

Eye on the prize: Biometric firm Clear continues to lead the way to a speedier future

Clear partners with United Airlines to expand its biometric kiosks in airports.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 30, 2019

The market for dead links is very much alive

Scammers have built a whole industry out of bogus backlinks in old articles.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 29, 2019

Plant-based eggs are the latest food substitute to hit the drive-thru menu

Plant-based eggs are the latest substitute to hit the drive-thru.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 26, 2019

What’s with the rash of private equity in dermatology practices these days?

There has been a 12-fold spike of private equity firms owning dermatology companies from 2012 to 2017.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 26, 2019

Zion Williamson scored a monstrous $75m brand deal… with his feet

Zion Williamson signs a multiyear $75m shoe deal with Nike’s Jordan Brand.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 25, 2019

Hey DoorDash, here’s a tip — pay your workers

More tip disputes for the gig-economy. Here’s a tip: pay your workers.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 24, 2019

Startups going in style: D2C ear piercing startup raises $4m

Rowan, a D2C ear piercing company aimed at tweens, just raised $4m.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 24, 2019

Disney dominates 2019’s domestic BO as franchises get out of hand

As Disney continues to rule the box office, original ideas descend even further into oblivion.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 22, 2019

Pampers gets into ‘wearables’ in the only way Pampers knows how

Smart diapers takes off as Pampers follows Huggies’ lead into the connective care industry.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 22, 2019

WeWork co-founder cashes out over $700m

Analysts and investors are up in arms after WeWork’s CEO cashed out over $700m ahead of the company’s IPO.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 22, 2019

Fame, fortune, f*ck: FuckJerry is now an Emmy nominee thanks to Fyre Fest

Fuck Jerry could win an Emmy for its role in the production of the Netflix Fyre Fest documentary.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 19, 2019

Pearson announces plans to turn the page on physical textbooks

Pearson, one of the world’s largest textbook publishers, announces it will slowly phase out the physical textbook.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 18, 2019

Tesla is getting itself back on track this year… but at what cost?

More Tesla employees claim they took shortcuts to get out of last year’s Model 3 “production hell.”

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 16, 2019

New York’s ‘backyard’ is selling out: Central Park’s Great Lawn gets a pricey music festival

The Great Lawn in Central Park has long prided itself on bringing free events to the usual priced-out local citizen. Now, OZY Fest is stirring up controversy.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 16, 2019

Will the streaming bubble burst with too many platforms?

Studies are finding that the onslaught of new streaming platforms could potentially stifle the industry’s growth, especially for brands like Netflix.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 15, 2019

A tale of 2 coffees: Prices are at all-time highs, yet growers continue to struggle 

While coffee consumption continues to prosper for restaurants, coffee growers face hard times.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 15, 2019

The US investigates France’s controversial tax on Big Tech

The US plans to investigate France’s controversial new tax plan for Big Tech.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 12, 2019

Bird works to convince investors it’s still a sure bet after big winter losses  

In an effort to convince backers it is the $2.3B company everyone thought it was, Bird is working hard to prove it is back on the ups after a disastrous winter.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 12, 2019

As legacy shows disappear from Netflix, the streaming giant searches for meaning

Netflix is losing shows left and right as every legacy TV brand and their mother are getting into streaming.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 11, 2019

The rise of ‘medical tourism’: Doctours is now expanding its services

As the medical tourism industry continues to grow, Doctours is expanding to 35 new countries.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 11, 2019

On its way to space, Virgin Galactic plans to make a pit stop on Wall Street

Virgin Galactic announced it plans to hit the New York Stock Exchange later this year.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 10, 2019

Nike is the real winner of the world cup

The Women’s World Cup was huge for women’s sports, and even bigger for Nike’s plan to attract more women to their brand.

Wes Schlagenhauf • July 9, 2019

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