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Amazon wants to get in your trunks

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.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 11, 2017

Richard Thaler wins a Nobel Prize for explaining why we make such bad decisions

Why is it that we spend too much on takeout, but can’t seem to save for retirement?

Lindsey Quinn • October 10, 2017

People are getting kicked off of Venmo for not reading the fine print

Venmo, a popular payments app, is freezing and completely removing people from its platform for not reading their 27-page-long user agreement.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 9, 2017

Shopify stock drops $1.5B thanks to a lone blogger

Andrew Left's Citron Research wields a mighty stick when it comes to influencing the market.

Zachary Crockett • October 6, 2017

WeWork is getting less than ‘spiritual’ on new payment tech

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.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 6, 2017

Parents petition against AI baby monitor that raises your kids

Over 15k parents, psychologists, and privacy experts have signed a petition to keep Mattel from releasing Aristotle, an Amazon Echo-like device for kids.

The Hustle • October 4, 2017

The travel photographer who’s crushing it — without ever leaving home

Jacqui Kenny is a travel photographer who "travels” the world using Google Street Views, taking more than 27k screenshots along the way.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 4, 2017

The guy who brought McDonald’s to India is raging against the Mac-chine

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.

John Havel • September 29, 2017

Ageism and tech go together like PB&J

An analysis of 330,000 employees from 43 U.S. enterprises has proven that ageism definitely exists in tech.

Zachary Crockett • September 28, 2017

Silicon Valley’s new obsession: boring-ass startups

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 […]

Zachary Crockett • September 25, 2017

Webmaster gone wild…

An Arizona IT was sentenced to 4 years of federal probation after holding a corporate website hostage and redirecting it to a gay porn site.

Kamran Rosen • September 21, 2017

Billionaires’ first jobs

An analysis of billionaires' very first jobs.

Zachary Crockett • September 19, 2017

The “dark patterns” that influence our decisions on the web

Hidden recurring payments, spam from friends on social networks, and sneaky add ons when booking flights -- this is how the internet takes your money.

Lindsey Quinn • September 8, 2017

Surprise: apps are still dead in the water

There was a time, long ago, when a wantrepreneur could dream up a new app and get a million first-week downloads. That time, my friends, is no more.

Zachary Crockett • August 28, 2017

Millennials are tuning in to Snapchat

In less than a month, NBC’s original daily news segment, “Stay Tuned”, has garnered 29 million unique viewers on Snapchat.

Kamran Rosen • August 21, 2017

Who actually uses Google’s ball pits?

How engineers waiting for their stock to "vest" at big tech companies make 6-figure salaries while doing barely any work.

Lindsey Quinn • August 8, 2017

GrubHub gobbles up Eat24

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.

The Hustle • August 4, 2017

The biggest names in tech are doing deals with… Roomba?

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.

Lindsey Quinn • July 27, 2017

Ever try watching Big Bang Theory without a laugh track?

The internet has developed its own “organic” laugh track -- and it’s the secret sauce of some of our favorite viral videos.

Lindsey Quinn • July 20, 2017

A Microsoft font is scandalizing Pakistan’s First Family

How Calibri is playing a crucial role in an unfolding political scandal in Pakistan.

Zachary Crockett • July 13, 2017

3 strikes, you’re out

Potato riots, poultry strikes and disgruntled ship builders....it's been a crazy July.

Lindsey Quinn • July 5, 2017

GoFund my scam

The company that aims to be the charity of the internet has a bit of a fraud problem.

The Hustle • June 23, 2017

Only social media can ban you from social media

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 […]

The Hustle • June 21, 2017

Podcast data miners hit paydirt

Soon, the app will give ‘casters detailed insights into how many plays a given podcast episode gets, which parts users skip over, and where users are listening.

The Hustle • June 13, 2017

We’ll rub your back if you rub ours

After 2 years in “stealth mode,” Carmera launched publicly, aiming to create good 3D maps that anyone can use. But they're doing it a little differently.

The Hustle • June 9, 2017

You can finish this story later…

Or now. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has a 5-minute trick to beating procrastination.

Kamran Rosen • June 9, 2017

True Hollywood Story: LaCroix

Recently, your mom's favorite bubbly water has become a millennial media darling.

The Hustle • June 8, 2017

HATE annoying banner ads? READ HERE

Obnoxious, click-baity ads are the worst, so Google plans on installing a native ad blocker directly into its Chrome browser.

The Hustle • June 5, 2017

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