With more than 73 million followers on Twitter and Instagram alone, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has surely dealt with her share of trolls. So when the Indian superstar was asked this afternoon if she has any advice for a younger generation of women activists—Gen Z change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, and Emma Gonzalez, to name a few—she was quick to offer her thoughts on how to cope with daily onslaughts from anonymous haters who pollute social media with viciousness and bile. … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra has the perfect advice for Gen Z activists like Greta Thunberg on dealing with trolls
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The appetite for clothing rentals has been growing in recent years. Rent the Runway, which allows customers to rent gowns for parties, has expanded to everyday wear and subscription offerings. In October, the company launched RTR Update which allows fashionistas to rent four designer pieces for 30 days, then return them for four new ones, and since March 2016, RTR Unlimited has offered users access to a rotating closet with unlimited rentals. LeTote lets women borrow clothes for as low as $59 and has launched a maternity version of the service, which has been popular, since most women don’t want to buy clothes for each stage of their pregnancy. Retailer DSW has said it would soon test out shoe rentals. … [Read more...] about This Fashion Entrepreneur Just Launched A Netflix For Your Wardrobe
These features are essential to elevate and distinguish Hulu’s network offering. “It’s really hard to come up with a skinny bundle that works economically and is broadly appealing to everyone,” one digital TV executive explains. “While it’s true that the average user only watches 10 channels, those channels are different for everybody.” Hulu’s partners think they have another advantage that its competition doesn’t: Hulu’s library of more than 3,500 shows and movies to pad out its live offerings. And then there’s Hulu’s own original content, which it’s doubling down on in 2017, in hopes of landing its own Game of Thrones–like watercooler show (see “A Dramatic Entrance,” previous page). “This idea of marrying live TV with a deep library,” says Fox’s Rice, “so you can watch either the latest episode of Empire or the first one—that’s unique to Hulu.” … [Read more...] about Can Hulu Reprogram The Way We Watch TV?
To Netflix’s credit, at least it understands that it should never compete against YouTube in the advertising business. Hastings, asked yet again about the possibility of advertising on the service, made clear that there’s no competing with Google, Facebook, and Amazon and the massive amount of data it’d need to target ads even to scrape out $5 billion in advertising revenue. The implication: Let all those new streaming services hoping to make money from ads flail against Big Tech’s ad machines. (That does not mean that you won’t see more brands on Netflix, of course. Perhaps those relationships with marketers can help Netflix bring down its remarkable $12 billion-plus in annual marketing expenses.) … [Read more...] about Netflix’s YouTube envy puts it on an unsustainable path
Seeing an opportunity to make a buck in the $90 billion health care industry, Tinney left his job at Eve Online three years ago to found the wellness platform (which is also known as FIX). Initially, the software had a lot of the same features as his competitors. Participants log onto the website to track their health goals: what you ate for lunch; how many steps you walked. The portal hooks up to most popular fitness trackers, or the user can manually enter data. Tracking alone can get people to change their behaviors, but users can also opt for a sitting cessation program, which every hour gives people a challenge to get them up and away from their desks. … [Read more...] about This Zombie Video Game Actually Gets Lazy Desk Workers Off Their Butts