August 16, 2013 |
The gig: Michael Dubin, 35, is chief executive and co-founder of Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service that delivers razors and laughs. When Dubin released a YouTube video in March 2012 introducing his company, where members can get razors starting at $1 a month (plus $2 in shipping) delivered to their door, he had no idea the replenishable razor blades were going to be such a big hit. The goofy video went viral, orders poured in (12,000 in the first two days) and the company's website, DollarShaveClub, crashed in the first hour.
May 17, 2013 |
This story starts at a point in time that most observers predicted it would end. The year was 2002. The Internet party was long over. Pets.com and other high-flying digital darlings were defunct. It was the dark days for the few survivors of the dot-com bubble, and Razorfish was barely hanging on. The brash online ad agency that had come to symbolize the arrogance and frivolity of the era had slashed its staff from 1,800 employees to just 230. The company was sold for $8.2 million - a minuscule fraction of its $4.2-billion market value just two years before.
April 26, 2013 |
Oh, Gwyneth Paltrow, even being humiliated looks good on you! Paltrow got down with some girl talk on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday when the host brought up the dramatic, see-through dress the "Iron Man 3" star rocked at the Hollywood premiere Wednesday night. You know the one . It was sheer down the sides from waist to toes? Ellen tried to be genteel about it, but Gwyneth was more direct. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I think there's questions here," said the host, "and the question to me is ... " "Why is her [booty]
April 15, 2013 |
Hugh Jackman was accosted by a razor-toting Bakersfield woman Saturday morning at a New York City gym. The woman, 47-year-old Katherine Thurston, reportedly ran into Jackman outside his gym and said, "We're going to get married, right?" before making her way inside, shouting that she loved him and taking an electric razor out of a bag, according to the New York Post . After losing hold of the razor and being told to leave, she fled and was arrested several blocks away. She was then charged with stalking, police told CNN . The razor reportedly fell out of her hands after a trainer from the gym stepped between Thurston and Jackman.
March 22, 2013 |
Will guys go online-only to shave a few bucks off the cost of the morning shave? Harry's is banking on it. The Harry's website , which went live on March 14, offers a simple lineup: two styles of razor handle, exactly one four-blade cartridge option and precisely one kind of shaving cream. The sales pitch is just as straightforward: "Great Shave. Fair Price. " And that's not a stretch. Depending on which razor handle you choose, a starter kit that includes a handle, three cartridges and a tube of shaving cream sells for $15 or $25. Co-founded by Andy Katz-Mayfield and Warby Parker co-founder Jeff Raider, Harry's is hardly novel in trying to lower the cost of the morning shave by bypassing bricks-and-mortar retail ( Dollar Shave Club is one company that comes to mind)
March 9, 2013 |
Many high-quality electric shavers adapt to different electrical currents for charging during international travel, but they usually require adapters for different-shaped wall outlets. The diminutive new ShaveTech shaver doesn't need any of that rigmarole because it charges with a standard USB port. The shaver, which is about the size of a cellphone, has a flip-open USB plug so you can charge it anywhere using your computer (although the computer itself may need an adapter). Many hotel rooms contain desks with built-in USB ports, and of course some have ports for U.S. appliances, though wattage is usually restricted.