Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of the FDA

Juul Labs, one of the major e-cigarette companies, already has largely cornered the industry market on criticism over its popularity with minors and its candy-flavored nicotine products. Now the company has gotten on the wrong side of the U.S. Food and Drug...
Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

While Hurricane Dorian sat atop the Bahamas and buried two-thirds of Grand Bahama Island in water, more than a million Americans in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia were under mandatory evacuation orders from coastal counties. Nearly all headed north and inland,...
Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+ is Already Exceeding Expectations

Disney+, the media giant’s streaming service currently on track for its November 12 launch, is obviously going to be a big deal. Including Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic content on top of traditional Disney movies and all of the company’s other imprints,...
Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

Amazon Criticized for New Plastic SmartPacs

The boxes with the smiling logo are iconic. Retail giant Amazon has been using them in advertisements for years. But early in August, 2019, the company announced a plan to move away from them for singly shipped small items, towards standardized plastic shipping bags...
Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Carpooling App Scoop Closes $60M Funding Round

Scoop, put plainly, is like UberPool for companies. And it’s clearly doing something right because it just closed a $60 million funding round led by Activate Capital, which brings the company’s total funding to $106 million. The carpooling startup, which launched in...
DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

DoorDash Shamed Over Deliverer Payment Practices

Recently, New York Times reporter Andy Newman spent a few days riding his bike as a deliverer for popular home delivery app DoorDash, which picks up food from any to-go restaurant to bring to your door. Crunching the numbers after his short stint, he noticed something...
Bottom-Line Mentality Hurts Employees—and Profits

Bottom-Line Mentality Hurts Employees—and Profits

We’ve all had that supervisor or manager who keeps their eye on the bottom line, prioritizing penny-pinching and profit above everything else in the workplace. A new study from Baylor University’s Hankhamer School of Business confirms what every employee has always...
Duolingo Expands Offerings as It Prepares for IPO

Duolingo Expands Offerings as It Prepares for IPO

The way that Duolingo, the popular language-learning app, hounds you to keep up your daily lessons has become a meme. But it’s so insistent for a reason. Being addictive is basically the app’s entire business model. The lessons, which are designed to be as game-like...
Virgin Galactic to Go Public

Virgin Galactic to Go Public

Virgin Galactic, founded by billionaire Richard Branson, used to be the big name in space tourism before it was passed by SpaceX and Blue Origin. The company struggled through the 2010s, especially after a fatal crash in a test flight in 2014 and the cutting of ties...
‘Sir Jonathan’ Leaves Apple to Form Own Company

‘Sir Jonathan’ Leaves Apple to Form Own Company

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive, or Jony to his friends and fanbase, has put his mark on the world. The descendant of a jeweler and an engineer, he brought his background of industrial design and Bauhaus minimalism to Apple in 1992. He was a key part of Steve Jobs’ revival of...
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