And it’s all thanks to climate change. Globally, coffee demand is ramping up: humans consumed 151m 60k bags of coffee last year, and China’s consumption alone has doubled in the past 5 years. In fact, coffee is the most traded commodity in the world after oil. And bean growers are under a lot of pressure […]
The car shopping site just hit the Nasqaq -- and this bootstrapped company's been flying under the radar with some pretty juicy numbers.
A recent study found that 95 lbs) of gold -- about $2m worth at current market value -- passes through the country’s wastewater every year.
More than half of Amazon’s $10B in sales come through third-party sellers.
Tujia is now valued at $1.5B, while Airbnb struggles to win over Chinese consumers.
Amazon is in talks with the maker of a “smart” license plate frame that would allow delivery drivers access to your car’s trunk to leave packages behind.
Why is it that we spend too much on takeout, but can’t seem to save for retirement?
Venmo, a popular payments app, is freezing and completely removing people from its platform for not reading their 27-page-long user agreement.
Andrew Left's Citron Research wields a mighty stick when it comes to influencing the market.
WeWork is selling their investors on a $20B valuation based “energy and spirituality” -- while testing a way to charge workers by the minute for desks.
Over 15k parents, psychologists, and privacy experts have signed a petition to keep Mattel from releasing Aristotle, an Amazon Echo-like device for kids.
Jacqui Kenny is a travel photographer who "travels” the world using Google Street Views, taking more than 27k screenshots along the way.
Mickey D’s tried to buy Bakshi out in '08 for a measly $5m, but he refused, citing evidence that his share was actually worth $331m. So they fired him.
An analysis of 330,000 employees from 43 U.S. enterprises has proven that ageism definitely exists in tech.
Last week Flexport raised a $110m Series C, placing its pre-money valuation at a whopping $800m. This is not a company that makes photo sharing apps or design-porn hardware: it is a customs brokerage and freight forwarding service. (Jesus, just reading that can put you to sleep). And its success is indicative of a larger […]
Hidden recurring payments, spam from friends on social networks, and sneaky add ons when booking flights -- this is how the internet takes your money.
In less than a month, NBC’s original daily news segment, “Stay Tuned”, has garnered 29 million unique viewers on Snapchat.
Yesterday, GrubHub acquired Yelp’s food delivery platform Eat24 for $287.5m, in a play to gain as much of a lead on Uber and Amazon as possible.
SoftBank has just taken a small stake in Roomba maker, iRobot, boosting their stock 22%, to a market value of $2.4B. Yep. As it turns out, the “robovac” has a lot more to offer than sucking skittles out of your shag.
The internet has developed its own “organic” laugh track -- and it’s the secret sauce of some of our favorite viral videos.
How Calibri is playing a crucial role in an unfolding political scandal in Pakistan.
Potato riots, poultry strikes and disgruntled ship builders....it's been a crazy July.
On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that made it a felony for registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites. It’s a monumental decision — one of the first to grapple with the complex relationship between the internet and the First Amendment. It all began with a […]