“We’ve got a propaganda machine going. After we were involved in this film 180 Degrees South [a 2010 documentary retracing Chouinard’s 1968 journey from Ventura, California, to Patagonia, Chile] and then DamNation [Patagonia’s 2014 movie about the damage dams can do], we realized the power that we have in film. I had no idea. With DamNation, we got the whole Obama administration to rethink hydropower. They no longer considered it green energy. Now it’s back, of course, with Trump, but that was it; they said hydropower is not green energy, and that was as a result of our film. We recognize that people make decisions based on emotion, and the best way to elicit emotion is through film. It’s not through books or catalogs or speeches. So we’re in the film business. We’re working on 10 films at a time these days. Some of them don’t make a cent. But that’s not the purpose.” … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s new film celebrates activists fighting urban oil drilling in L.A.
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Turning to public transportation for visual principles may come as a surprise; Uber listed the $1 trillion public transit sector as one of its competitors in its 2019 S-1 Securities and Exchange Commission filing, though it later updated its filing to mostly eliminate references to competing with public transit. But public transit has some of the most effective graphics in the world. And integrating the look and feel of public transit could be an extension of Uber’s overall efforts to integrate with public systems and create a more seamless experience from point A to B, no matter how exactly you get there. … [Read more...] about Uber’s redesigned app has an unlikely inspiration: Public transit
Grubhub dominates two-thirds of the New York market, while DoorDash and Uber Eats are in a dead heat for 15%. Nationwide, DoorDash accounts for 38% of meal deliveries, and Grubhub 31%. But although they’ve come to dominate the restaurant industry, these apps have struggled with their business models. Postmates delayed a planned 2019 IPO after lackluster starts from Uber and Lyft; Grubhub reported wider-than-expected fourth-quarter losses earlier this month; and Softbank-funded DoorDash is now preparing for an IPO, after merger talks with Uber reportedly fell through last year. … [Read more...] about NYC first to crack down on Grubhub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, and others
Fast Company received two nominations“The Influence, a print story from the November 2010 issue, with a comprehensive“We are honored by this recognition from the top judges in ourFast. “To be chosen from a group of distinguished media including National Geographic and New York is extremely rewarding.” … [Read more...] about Fast Company Honored With National Magazine Award
Popular food delivery service DoorDash has announced that it’s taken its first steps to file for its upcoming initial public offering. In a brief statement, the company said on Thursday that it has submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission: … [Read more...] about DoorDash has taken the first steps toward filing for its IPO