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Municipal planning just got reeeeeeal techy
Toyota announced plans to build an experimental smart city at the base of Mount Fuji, mirroring Google’s plans to build a similar city in...
Caroline Dohack • January 7, 2020
Thanks to California’s privacy law, one company’s pain is another’s gain
Companies are expected to pay $55B on compliance with the new CCPA law, and a number of startups are now positioning themselves to be...
Caroline Dohack • January 7, 2020
In the race to rescue retail, big merchants are arming their associates with an array of apps
Apps keep store employees on track to compete with online retailers. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 30, 2019
At some colleges, ‘senior year’ has new meaning
With freshman enrollment down, some universities see incentive in catering to retirees. On-campus senior living facilities are way swankier than any frat house you've...
Caroline Dohack • December 23, 2019
Toilet maker aims to get your butt back to work
A new potty is designed to break up the amount of time you spend away from your desk. Double flush THIS. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 19, 2019
Could DNA-based dating rewrite the laws of attraction?
Dating apps are making matches based on users’ DNA. Some say the science is shaky... and others worry about the ethics. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 17, 2019
Who’s missing from the debate stage this primary season?
Tech companies have been increasingly involved in co-sponsoring debates (both primary and general) since 2007, but YouTube (Google) and Facebook are nowhere to be...
Caroline Dohack • December 16, 2019
Keep an eye on the new Toys ‘R’ Us (it’s keeping an eye on you)
Toys “R” Us’s new stores don’t actually stock the full catalog of toys -- instead, they’re designed to collect data on consumers’ buying habits....
Caroline Dohack • December 13, 2019
Nike talks the talk… but finds it isn’t as easy to walk the walk
Nike advertises itself as inclusive and supportive of women, but a number of high-profile criticisms from Nike’s athletes and employees have challenged that narrative....
Caroline Dohack • December 12, 2019
Blue-collar work goes business caj as factory work requires college degrees
Since many factories now require them, factory workers with college degrees are projected to outnumber workers without them in 3 years. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 11, 2019
In the fashion world, gender is sooo last year
The fashion business could be going gender Phluid after a store in New York called The Phluid Project recently launched in NYC. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 10, 2019
Pantone announces the color of the year and reminds us: It really is hue you know
For 21 consecutive years, Pantone has “forecast” the color of the year, and its prediction has historically led to an uptick in sales of...
Caroline Dohack • December 9, 2019
LSU and some MIT grads think data (might) win championships
LSU’s football team, which ended the regular season ranked No. 1, uses new “smart weight room” technology developed by MIT grads. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 9, 2019
In Alaska, women are about as likely as men to take up farming
Niche crops and good funding opportunities have made farming an increasingly attractive career path for women in Alaska ...
Caroline Dohack • December 6, 2019
What can we learn about entrepreneurship from the Amish?
Strict religious sects like Mennonites and the Amish are disproportionately successful entrepreneurs. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 4, 2019
Chocolatiers promised sustainability. But 10 years later, the chocolate still ain’t sweet
The cocoa industry made big plans for sustainability a decade ago, but they have still not materialized. ...
Caroline Dohack • December 3, 2019
Can you sell a country like you sell a Coca-Cola?
Conflict-torn countries rebrand themselves as top-shelf travel destinations by courting airlines, influencers, and filmmakers -- and, of course, spending big on marketing. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 26, 2019
Ready to run your first marathon? Get set to open your wallet
Not long ago, running a marathon was a fairly niche pursuit. But now, it’s incredibly common. It’s also incredibly expensive. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 22, 2019
You call this biotech? It’s more like bio-sketch
11 biotech companies have filed for bankruptcy so far this year, making 2019 the worst year for biotech in a decade. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 21, 2019
Workers take on the gig economy through digital co-ops
As backlash about exploitative gig platforms continues across several industries, worker-owned platforms like Up & Go offer a new model for a worker-centric labor...
Caroline Dohack • November 20, 2019
Airbnb and Google get personal… sort of
As massive, anonymizing tech companies expand, several of them have doubled down on getting “personal” and “experiential.” ...
Caroline Dohack • November 19, 2019
Tablets are the latest type of tech to play dumb
Tablets are the latest type of tech to go “dumb.” ...
Caroline Dohack • November 18, 2019
Women can buy their own damn jewelry, thankyouverymuch
Some jewelry startups are focusing on selling to women who buy jewelry for themselves, flipping the traditionally gendered narrative. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 15, 2019
Truckers tell California lawmakers to stay in their lane
Truckers are suing the state of California for passing a law that’s meant to protect gig workers by making it harder for companies to...
Caroline Dohack • November 14, 2019
US tech companies continue to challenge — and copy — TikTok
With censorship concerns looming, TikTok could lose its place as the hip place for social video. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 13, 2019
Warmer weather heats up Scandinavian wine industry
Warm weather is spurring investment in an up-and-coming Scandinavian wine industry, and continued warming is only expected to beget more growth. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 12, 2019
Dating app Bumble is acquired, but business is still buzzing
The dating app Bumble was sold to Blackstone in a deal that values its parent company MagicLab at about $3B. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 11, 2019
Airbnb struggles to gain back trust after several scandals
Airbnb hired law enforcement officers in the wake of several scandals. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 8, 2019
Too much money leads to blurry Vision (Funds)
A number of companies infused with cash from SoftBank’s Vision Fund have struggled to spend it productively, raising questions about the value of mega-investments....
Caroline Dohack • November 6, 2019
‘Subscription creep’ and the terrible, true cost of free trials
New research highlights the prevalence of supposedly “free” trials that end up costing US consumers. ...
Caroline Dohack • November 5, 2019
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
The worst sales promotion in history
Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall
How small business owners survived the Great Recession
New business ideas and the best way to capitalize.
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