Ashwin Rodrigues

Ashwin Rodrigues is a writer based in San Francisco. He's interested in health, technology, comedy, and hip-hop, and has written about some of those things for Tonic, Motherboard, and McSweeney's. 

startup

Gig Economy Now Making Workers Organize Groceries in Rich People's Fridges

Jupiter is the latest Service as a Service platform from Silicon Valley.
Ashwin Rodrigues
1.9.20
Decade of Disillusion

How We Got the Always-On Job

The decade we got the gig economy, hustle culture, and algorithmic bosses.
Ashwin Rodrigues
12.31.19
SIM Swapping

Bitcoin Thief Allegedly Bought Royalty Rights to Rap Songs, Has Middling Taste

In addition to allegedly SIM swapping victims to steal their cryptocurrency, the defendant is seemingly guilty of amassing a collection of songs with no real sense of cohesion.
Ashwin Rodrigues
12.19.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: A Folding Phone By Pablo Escobar's Holding Company

The phone is being sold by models, guns, and cash.
Ashwin Rodrigues
12.10.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: Sneakers for Startup Founders

In a crowded sneaker market, K-Swiss looks to the people who need performance footwear most: startup founders.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.27.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: A Subscription for Anti-Aging Pills... for Mice

Take an Index, get some Basis, increase your NAD+. It’s simple, except for the lack of evidence that this mitigates aging in humans.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.25.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: Life Insurance For Millennials Who Want to Die

Deadhappy wants to make dying fun.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.15.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: An 'Airbnb for Pools' Where the Hosts Are Stock Images

One of Swimply's successful hosts is "young handsome man smiling, blue t-shirt, proud and satisfied expression."
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.7.19
Startup of the Week

Startup of the Week: A $139 Internet of Things Toilet Cleaner With Voice Assistant

"Alexa, ask Sam to clean the toilet."
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.31.19
Culture

NYC's Thriving Bike Life Scene Is a Brotherhood Bound by Popping Wheelies

"It's a bunch of kids, a bunch of adults. You got MTA employees, Crips and Bloods and Latin Kings that ride together. It's brotherhood.”
Ashwin Rodrigues
10.2.19
Fitness

Blink Fitness Members Are Just Realizing Their Gym Is Owned by a Trump Donor

Blink is a spinoff of Equinox, which became controversial when people realized its owner, Stephen Ross, was a major Trump backer.
Ashwin Rodrigues
8.15.19
inequality

Take My Cash, You Discriminatory Corporate Buffoons

'We don't take cash' is another way to say 'No broke people allowed.'
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.31.19
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