Tide detergent to expand its dry-cleaning business
These days, everybody’s got a side hustle, even established companies too. Since 2010, Tide has been running neighborhood laundromats across various communities, and now has about 125 stores run by franchise owners in various cities, with “wash-and-fold services on 20 college campuses and more than 700 drop-off lockers at stores around the country.” The company now plans to bring together all of its side hustling services together under a new name, Tide Cleaners and plans to increase the number of drop-off places around the country to 2,000 by the end of 2020. The 70-year old brand looks to the millennial fountain of youth to revitalize its business by providing laundry services in new apartment buildings, supermarkets, schools, in urban neighborhoods where millennials mostly live in apartments, well because we can’t afford to buy a house yet, let alone have our own washer/dryer unit.
Facebook knows your diets and health routines
Facebook knows a lot about you, maybe even too much! The WSJ reported this week that some of the most popular health and fitness apps have been sending your personal information to Facebook, which includes weight, food calorie intake, menstrual cycles, etc. Apps like “Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker”, “Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor”, “Lose It!”, and a few others, have decided to stop sending user information to Facebook. These apps use Facebook’s Software Development Kit or SDK which helps the app developers integrate certain features such as Facebook’s analytics “that allow apps to better understand their users’ behavior or to collect data to sell targeted advertising.” Just in case you were wondering how certain health products may “randomly” pop up in your social media feed.