MMLP2 is out now.
Read: Chaim Pikarski, The Amazon Whisperer:
Chaim, it turned out, was Chaim Pikarski, an Orthodox Jewish man with a wispy red beard who seemed amused at my attempt to understand his business. He also knew his Hipe speaker would appeal to me, because that insight–knowing what people are searching for on Amazon–is at the core of what he does. He has an entire team of people who read reviews on Amazon, looking for moments when people say, “I wish this speaker were rechargeable.” Pikarski then makes a rechargeable version. Hipe exists, in essence, because enough people think like me. It’s a profitable trick: C&A Marketing does “in the nine figures” in sales every year, Pikarski says, and grows at about 30% annually.
Read: TV is dying, and here are the stats that prove it.
Read: Mall Santas of Reddit Answer: What is the most disturbing, heart-wrenching or weirdest thing a child has asked you for?
Read: Adam Lanza’s “Obsession” With Columbine, and Other Takeaways From the Final Sandy Hook Report
Look: Upworthy Springfield: Simpsons episodes summed up as Upworthy headlines
Look: The extremely wide variety of body types among top-tier athletes
Read: The 11 designs selected for Bill Gates’ Build-A-Better-Condom competition.
Read: Richard Branson will let Virgin Galactic customers to pay for their space flights with bitcoin.
Read: 6 Sneaky Ways Movies and TV Shows Outsmarted the Censors
Look: Feeling Cagey?: A stream of Instagram photos made better with Nicholas Cage faces
Look: Before They: Photographing Ancient Tribes That May Disappear Soon