Chegg stock

Investors worry Chegg could be schooled by ChatGPT’s A+ homework help

Simply acknowledging the impact of AI gave edtech firms a harsh haircut.

Jacob Cohen • May 5, 2023

Stretch limos are going, going, going, gone

“The bigger the better” has given way to “the longer the wronger.”

Ben Berkley • May 4, 2023

Where business is headed in 2023: Highlights from 3 reports

Where business is headed in 2023: Highlights from 3 reports

Ben Berkley • May 4, 2023
wedding rings

Tying the… bot?

The wedding industry is the latest one to confront its union with AI.

The Hustle • May 3, 2023
talking on Zoom

What makes someone a good Zoom talker?

BetterUp analyzed 1.6k+ Zoom conversations to find out how we interact over video and what we like in a conversation partner.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 2, 2023
Tesla gross profit margin

Tesla charges ahead with lower prices, sacrificing profits and shocking rivals

Elon Musk’s profit-margin tinkering is making waves across the auto industry.

Jacob Cohen • May 2, 2023
dog and bones

Man’s best friend may be getting a new best friend — and it’s AI?

Companion is a smart device billing itself as “your dog’s automated, always-available playmate.”

Ben Berkley • May 2, 2023
money wagered by year

DraftKings versus FanDuel — Who are you betting on?

Online sportsbooks are trying to move odds in their favor for their own high-stakes arms race.

Ben Berkley • May 1, 2023

Digits: Ikea’s latest magic trick, and more newsy numbers

Plus: Candy shops, bamboo, and a really smart legal assistant named Harvey.

Jacob Cohen • May 1, 2023

Life found a way with… a PS5 controller?

Startups are looking to automate IVF, making it more affordable and reliable for aspiring parents.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 1, 2023

After billions of years of the same ol’, same ol’, has water finally been disrupted?

A startup promises to make water “more biologically adaptable”… OK. Sure. Thanks?

Ben Berkley • April 28, 2023
counterfeit goods

Gen Z is learning to save money… by spending it on counterfeits

Young consumers don’t seem to mind wearing knockoff luxury products.

Jacob Cohen • April 28, 2023

The teen’s gambit: Chess is cool again

The “Queen’s Gambit” moment may have passed, but for millions of young people, the game is still only heating up.

Sara Friedman • April 26, 2023

Oh, cool. AI is expected to bring about a spam renaissance

Advances in AI also mean advances in scamming, bringing about a new set of tools for gaining and exploiting subjects’ attention.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023

Netflix doubles down on Korean content

Netflix pledged to spend $2.5B on Korean content over the next four years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 26, 2023
person looking at phone

The next big app is here — until it isn’t

Chart-topping social apps like BeReal don’t always have a long shelf life.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023
CEO working

Hey, CEOs… You good?

Feeling a little worn down?… You are? Aw, man. We thought so. Still, so sorry to hear that. Hang in there, pals.

Ben Berkley • April 25, 2023
breakdown of lemon-lime soda market

Pepsi looks to chip away market share with Gen Z slang, and professional tongues

The soft-drink giant takes another run at rival Sprite’s lemon-lime dominance.

Jacob Cohen • April 25, 2023

Could AI steal voice actors’ jobs?

AI can quickly replicate human voices, threatening the livelihood of voice artists who’ve found their unique sound up for sale.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 25, 2023
increase in skilled trade program enrollment

Degrees of separation: As college enrollment drops, trade school sign-ups rise

Six figures of debt and no job? Minimal debt and a job with an above-median salary? The latter’s appeal is growing.

Ben Berkley • April 23, 2023
art musuem

Why ‘deaccessioning’ is an art museum controversy

There are rules for museums that want to sell valuable art. And they’re controversial.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 23, 2023

Hershey bets on salty snacks to shake things up

When you have to buy two popcorn plants to keep up with demand, you know you’re doing something right.

Jacob Cohen • April 21, 2023
house swap

Wanna travel cheap? Borrow someone’s house

Home-swapping platform Kindred just raised $15m to expand. It lets members vacation in each other’s houses.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 21, 2023
applying makeup

Inflation who? The beauty industry is boomin’

The beauty industry is flush with cash despite economic hardships.

Sara Friedman • April 20, 2023

Dentists are getting high-tech

Celebrity dentists are using high-tech AI tools and lasers to improve their craft.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 19, 2023
Taco Bell sign

Taco Bell’s innovation team could probably solve all the world’s woes if we asked them to

One doesn’t simply stumble into creating a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme.

Ben Berkley • April 19, 2023

The company that turns rain into drinking water

Richard’s Rainwater collects and treats rainwater, which it bottles and sells. The company began with one man’s “tank town.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 17, 2023
Gen Z travel

No cap: Gen Z’s spending habits include an unusual amount of travel

The zoomers are living up to their name.

Jacob Cohen • April 17, 2023

Is egg freezing ready for a high-tech upgrade?

A startup hopes its delicate automations can improve an error-prone manual industry.

Ben Berkley • April 17, 2023

Digits: Amazon’s CEO takes a pay cut (kinda not really) and more newsy numbers

Plus: A rich run for ‘Phantom,’ Bitcoin miners’ tax surprise, and in-office workers’ dining dash.

Jacob Cohen • April 17, 2023

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