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NBC launches e-commerce concept optimized for a multi-screen generation
NBC rolled out a new advertising system that hawks products during TV shows using QR codes that viewers scan to access landing pages on...
Caroline Dohack • November 4, 2019
Pet startup smackdown leaves vital question unanswered: Who will let the dogs out?
Petco and PetSmart are waging a war for pet supremacy -- and now the venture-backed startup Wag is on the market, and Petco is...
Caroline Dohack • November 1, 2019
Netflix’s new variable playback feature lets you chill at warp speed
Netflix began testing a feature that would let viewers watch content at 0.5x speed and 1.5x speed, stirring up controversy among creators and critics...
Caroline Dohack • October 31, 2019
Wall Street investors take a big gulp of water resources
As the earth warms, investors are betting big on water rights. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 29, 2019
Beauty brand trades night serums for truth serums in FTC settlement
Skincare company Sunday Riley settled a complaint about fraudulent reviews with little more than a slap on the wrist. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 28, 2019
‘Fem tech’ innovations have fewer women poppin’ the Pill
The emergent “fem tech” industry coincides with a drop in the prevalence of the Pill. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 25, 2019
Applicants must now impress a digital gatekeeper to land some jobs
As AI systems that scan applicants’ faces become more common in hiring processes, commentators debate the ethics of systems that could open the door...
Caroline Dohack • October 24, 2019
Are adult diapers the sleeper success story? Depends on whom you ask
The market for adult diapers is growing, and marketers are trying to make sure their customers buy them with a sense of humor. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 23, 2019
Amazon’s Marketplace woes extend to food products
A new report shows that Amazon often sells expired food -- and brands often have to take matters into their own hands to prevent...
Caroline Dohack • October 22, 2019
The private eye industry is alive and well
A career private investigator tells The New York Times that, while her tricks and methods have changed over the years, business is still brisk....
Caroline Dohack • October 21, 2019
Kickstarter kick-starts debate about the future of labor unions in tech
An ongoing struggle between wannabe union members and Kickstarter, their employer, could offer a glimpse into the future of organized labor in the tech...
Caroline Dohack • October 17, 2019
Havenly raises a fresh round of cash in the competition to redesign your home
An interior design startup called Havenly raised $32m to expand its operations, joining other startups like Modsy in the race to dominate the growing...
Caroline Dohack • October 16, 2019
Big rig-driving women are the new queens of the road
The number of women in trucking is on the rise thanks to the availability of high-paying trucking jobs. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 15, 2019
Some businesses bet tackling burnout will boost bottom lines
As mental health problems continue to impact workers, some companies have started to take more proactive postures to prevent employee burnout. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 14, 2019
When ingredient prices rise, so does food fraud
The New York grocer Wegmans became embroiled in a lawsuit about the legitimacy of its vanilla-based products, a dilemma common for food companies. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 11, 2019
Postmates’ IPO holdup is the latest example of shifting investor focus
Postmates decided to postpone its IPO, the latest example of high-flying IPO hopes to come crashing down to reality this year. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 10, 2019
Private media mergers have some singing ‘No Money, No Problems’
Group Nine Media acquired POPSUGAR for $300m and valued itself at $1B in the process, continuing a media trend of suspect valuations. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 9, 2019
Humongous hogs could be the solution to China’s pork problem
Chinese pork producers are trying to increase the size of their hogs to satisfy a swine shortage, and one farmer raised a big pig...
Caroline Dohack • October 8, 2019
Hospitals are getting impatient with lengthy inpatient stays
Hospitals are getting impatient with lengthy inpatient stays, buying beds in local buildings to offload homeless patients that frees up money for paying customers....
Caroline Dohack • October 4, 2019
Taiwan emerges as burgeoning leader in the wild world of whiskey
The Taiwanese whiskey industry is skyrocketing, and local distillers have the climate to thank. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 3, 2019
Barbie primes to fend off disruptor dollies in fight for holiday-sales dominance
The big 3 toy companies are facing off to win the holiday season -- and there are billions of dollars at stake. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 2, 2019
The future of financing comes in the form of just three easy installments
Fintech firms are starting to jump aboard the idea of payment plans for something as small as a sweater. ...
Caroline Dohack • October 1, 2019
A rough year for IPOs has led investors to rethink their strategies
Public market investors have switched up their IPO strategies as some of tech’s biggest unicorns face trouble on Wall Street. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 30, 2019
How TikTok censors communication China would rather you not hear
A new report details how TikTok censors communications that portrays China in a bad light. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 27, 2019
Rent the Runway outgrows its logistical capabilities, proving fashion is pain
As Rent the Runway fights through the growing pains of being a $1B company, its seams are beginning to show. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 26, 2019
Twitch co-founder’s flashy new startup is a… lawyer rental service?
Justin Kan’s new startup is a service that rents lawyers for other startups. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 25, 2019
As synthetic DNA becomes more accessible, biosecurity becomes challenging
As gene editing procedures become cheaper, biosecurity becomes more of a challenge. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 25, 2019
Researchers race to perfect brain implants
BCIs are sparking interest among VC firms, even if the technology is still many brains away from being marketed toward the general public. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 24, 2019
Stripe earns its… erm… big payday
Stripe becomes the 3rd highest valued startup behind WeWork and Juul. ...
Caroline Dohack • September 23, 2019
That’s so future: Genetic programming startup, Ginkgo Bioworks, raises $290m
Ginkgo Bioworks is a new “dev” shop for genetic modifications, and it just raised $290m ...
Caroline Dohack • September 20, 2019
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