The Hustle Daily Show

The Hustle Daily Show

A daily dose of irreverent, offbeat, and informative takes on business & tech news. Hosted by Jon Weigell, Juliet Bennett Rylah, Mark Dent, Ben Berkley, Sara Friedman and Rob Litterst from The Hustle.

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May 23, 2024 15 mins
Apple Pippin was a gaming console released in 1996. It was Apple’s big play to enter the gaming industry and… it didn’t really pan out. Today we’re analyzing exactly why this product failed and if it even had a chance to begin with. Plus: Mattel is getting into games, and there’s a Froot Loops-flavored Icee.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Juliet Bennet, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. Get HubSpo...
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Red Lobster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, but despite many restaurant closures and billions in liabilities, the chain isn’t exactly done yet. So where does the Lobster go from here? Plus: Scarlett Johansson clashes with OpenAI and Swifties drive up flight demand to Europe.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Mark Dent, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales H...
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OpenAI is smashing it right now. The app spiked to the highest revenue it's ever seen as a result of GPT-4o’s dynamic offerings. However, with leaders exiting the company, we have to once again wonder about the company’s pledge to user safety. Plus: Red Lobster files for bankruptcy and Target reduces prices.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Ben Berkley, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. Get HubSpot'...
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Sleeper trains are all the rage in Europe, but they fail to achieve the same fanfare in the US. Amtrak is consistently trying to push for train travel as a viable alternative to crowded and unreliable air travel, but the US infrastructure may not be able to offer enough convenient and affordable overnight trips. So why is the US so behind and will Amtrak ever become profitable? Neuralink is looking for a second patient and Apple to...
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Need help with your business' social? Want to grow your brand? Luckily, Gary Vaynerchuk joins the show today to speak about the social media economy, his advice for a successful social ad campaign, branding in 2024 for creators, small and large businesses alike and of course his new book Day Trading Attention, out May 21st. Join our host Jon Weigell, for an in-depth conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk. Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered ...
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If any of Netflix’s competitors were hoping to make up ground on the king of stream this week, they didn’t do a great job — a big and highly eventful week of Netflix news has the industry leader widening the gap on its streaming competition. Plus: Samsung brilliantly goes after Apple and your grandma is a McFlurry flavor.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Ben Berkley, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day....
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Uber just announced a new feature on its app, Shuttle. In what’s essentially a follow up to Uber Pool in a bigger, higher passenger capacity vehicle, it seems Uber is trying to capitalize on the need for easier public transport. But will this at all work for the company? Plus: An Open AI co-founder walks away and Netflix pays for NFL’s Christmas Day games.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Juliet Bennet, as they take you through our...
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May 15, 2024 12 mins
On Monday, meme stock king Roaring Kitty returned to the internet. By Tuesday afternoon, AMC and GameStop stocks had skyrocketed — and tumbled back to the earth. Plus: Comcast’s new streaming bundle and diamond industry shakeup.  Join our hosts Mark Dent and Katherine Laidlaw, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. THDS - Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue a...
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IV drips are becoming a more common thing for vacationers and spa enthusiasts everywhere: from Hawaii to Dubai. Some might want them to fix hangovers, others might just want the rush of vitamins in the system, but how did this industry take off and where can you get a drip? Plus: Gamestop stock soars again and GPT-4o is here (and scary fast).  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Sara Friedman, as they take you through our most interest...
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Arts & Crafts are back. The arts, crafts and sewing category on Amazon went up 27% from 2023 to 2024- that's the highest growth in any major category. This trend would be understandable during the height of the pandemic in 2020, but why now? And what can businesses do to hop on this bandwagon? Plus: OpenAI search is here and is your Hyundai Elantra ok?  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Cyan Zhong, as they take you through our most i...
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Aventuur is planning to develop surf parks in 11 cities across North America. And for projects that costs between $50 to $100MM per surf park, it'll take more than just a fancy wave pool to become people's new favorite hobby. The Growth Show is a special series brought to you by The Hustle Daily Show about how to grow a business, an idea, or a movement. Hosted by Matthew Brown. Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance sup...
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AI voices and agents are quickly filling up call centers around the globe with only growth on the horizon. The next few years could see a huge increase in call centers adopting AI tech, which of course will make millions for custom voice generators like Retell AI. So how much money are we talking about and what’s with this industry shift? Plus: TikTok adds “AI-generated” labels to content and Lord of The Rings returns in 2026.  Jo...
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May 9, 2024 15 mins
AngryGF is an AI-powered relationship simulator for straight men to teach them emotional intelligence. AI continues to try to remedy our relationships with this latest installment, but how does it work and why would anyone want to pay for it? Plus: Panera discontinues its Charged Sips drinks and FTX is paying up.  Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Juliet Bennet, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. Get H...
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Applying for a job is a tiresome activity. But imagine updating your resume and crafting a perfect cover letter only to find out the coveted position is actually a ghost job and doesn’t exist. Plus: The prison sentence of Elizabeth Holmes gets reduced, and Disney inches closer to streaming profitability.  Join our hosts Mark Dent and Juliet Bennet, as they take you through our most interesting stories of the day. Get HubSpot's Fr...
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May 7, 2024 14 mins
62.7% of Americans say they are satisfied with their jobs, the highest percentage since 1987 according to the Conference Board survey. So, why does it not feel that way? Even though satisfaction seems to be high, categories like promotions, wages and more had a downtick and women in particular were less satisfied than men in their roles. So let’s break down this report and see what America really thinks about work. Plus: Starbucks’...
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Failed AI gadgets, big tech’s AI bubble, Saudi Arabia and more are the subjects of our AI update this month. In a fast paced industry, we’re thankfully joined by Martina Bretous, the editor of Hubspot’s Next in AI (blog.hubspot.com/ai) to give us an update on the biggest headlines you may have missed in the world of AI this past month. Plus: The Fall Guy falls below expectations and the Kentucky Derby ends with a literal photo fini...
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Anyone can make AI generated content nowadays, but do you actually own it? As AI becomes more involved in creative industries, human creativity and copyright may be in jeopardy. CEO of Invoke AI Kent Keirsey joins us to talk about exactly that and what can be done to ensure ownership of your AI generated work. Join our host Jon Weigell as he takes you through an in-depth look at business and tech. Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sa...
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Sand trails water as the second most used natural resource on earth, meaning that it too is getting scarce. The material is used mainly for concrete, glass and asphalt and is a staple of any city structure. But why can’t we just take more from our vast deserts? And what’s with all the organized crime around it? Plus: Peloton’s CEO steps down and the jury is out on the TikTok ban. Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Ben Berkley, as they ...
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Games are now available to play at your local arcade, on your Xbox and on LinkedIn. The professional network recently launched a few games, which range from word association to trivia, onto its app and site. But why would LinkedIn make this move and what’s in it for them? Plus: More publishers sue Microsoft/Open AI and Johnson & Johnson pays over $6B in lawsuit settlements. Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Juliet Bennet, as they tak...
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From three years of inflation, big companies like Walmart, McDonald’s and more are seeing low-income consumers at their breaking point. For instance, Walmart just introduced a new line of premium groceries to appeal to trendier and higher income shoppers. So have big companies given up on less wealthy consumers? Plus: McDonald’s quarterly sales are down and Instagram pushes smaller creators. Join our hosts Jon Weigell and Mark Den...
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