When respondents were asked if they thought it was appropriate for brands to comment on social media about America’s political divisions, the majority of respondents said it was inappropriate–however, that call varied by the type of business in question. Only two types of business received a majority responded that it was appropriate for them to comment about political divisions on social media: local businesses and media companies. For each, 53% of respondents said it was appropriate while 47% of respondents said it was not. … [Read more...] about Speak out about politics or stay silent? Either way, brands can’t win
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For this reason, the Hims model is a departure from traditional primary care. Patients pay the company a $20-$30 monthly fee for on-demand access to a doctor and regular prescription delivery. Conceptually, it more resembles urgent care: a quick interaction with a random doctor to treat of-the-moment issues such as fever, sore throat, flu, and rashes. Where the company makes its money is in chronic care, issues that it can bill for on a recurring basis. This started with erectile dysfunction and male pattern baldness, but Dudum has expressed interest in expanding into harder-to-manage health issues such as diabetes and hypertension. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
Daily HarvestDaily Harvest’s delivery service. Now more than a humble but hearty smoothie subscription (though they still offer those, and they are delicious), Daily Harvest now offers a wide variety of quick-prep, superfood-packed meals and snacks. They’ll have their pick of oat bowls piled high with fresh fruit and gluten- and dairy-free flatbreads with colorful vegetable toppings and cauliflower crust. Gifted subscriptions are based on a number of items or scoops (oh, yes, there’s ice cream), or a flat monetary amount so they can spend as they please. … [Read more...] about The best subscription services to gift over the holidays
There are a lot of creature comforts I miss during this pandemic. Family and friends, obviously. Free-roaming the city, of course. Wearing lipstick, minor but true. But among my top ten, most-missed experiences is going to the movies. I was an early adopter of the ill-fated, unlimited theater ticket subscription service, MoviePass—and, when MoviePass reached its inevitable end, a member of AMC’s own three-a-week deal. And I used my weekly limits religiously, seeing my favorites, like Little Women and The Farewell, on repeat before they left screens. … [Read more...] about This affordable, portable movie projector brings the magic back to watching movies
Finally, Raimondo could have some influence over the Biden Administration’s posture on tech antitrust issues. The government has now filed major antitrust cases against Google in October and Facebook in December, and all of the “big four,” including Apple and Amazon, face antitrust investigations at the state or federal levels, or both. There is lots of interest on the Democratic side to pursue these cases, and to move to limit the unchecked power of major tech companies through sweeping new regulation. … [Read more...] about Biden picked an ex-VC to run Commerce. Her ties to tech might be too close