The failure of cab-hailing service Uber to take Manhattan reveals Silicon Valley's capacity for entitlement thinking—and for worshipping "Ayn fucking Rand"
Iconic punk, skinhead, and mall punk shoemaker Dr. Martens is planning for an IPO in early 2021. Oi? From Hypebeast: Permira, which acquired the company for around £300 million GBP (approximately. $398 million USD) in 2013, has appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to act as global coordinators on the float. Permira purchased the company… READ THE REST
With a marketing message that combined sex with sweatshop-free manufacturing, American Apparel seemed like an unstoppable brand. But then a series of bad business decisions followed by multiple sexual harassment lawsuits against founder Dov Charney (like masturbating during meetings), saw the T-shirt empire unravel. In 9 episodes, Big Rad Wolf, streaming on Quibi, tells the… READ THE REST
Earlier this week, we reported that a "Suspected ransomware attack" took down the Universal Health Services hospital network, and that doctors and nurses were using paper records because the entire computer system was offline. New reporting by AP shows that all 250 of the network's hospital facilities were "hobbled in last weekend's malware attack and… READ THE REST
With so many of us sticking around the house and working from home, webcams have taken on an elevated importance. And, when we're all trying to look our best on Zoom video conferences and Skype sessions with family and friends, the capabilities of those tiny cams start to matter. While many computers have built-in webcams… READ THE REST
For the past few years, we've all seen it. Drones are a hot item. The allure of launching one of these crafts into the air and running it through its aerial paces is visceral. And, they're a whole lot of fun. But figuring out what type of drone is right for each type of potential… READ THE REST
The walls are coming down. Not long ago, CBD was inextricably tied to its cannabis roots, prompting unsubstantiated alarm that any CBD-infused product was basically like doing hard drugs. Thankfully, the world is growing up from that viewpoint–and quickly. The New York State Department of Health recently relaxed restrictions on CBD products, particularly food and… READ THE REST