Is the On-Demand Economy Sputtering Out of Business? Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. We’ve reached peak on-demand

“Across a variety of on-demand apps, prices are rising, service is declining, business models are shifting, and, in some cases, companies are closing down. Here is what we are witnessing: the end of the on-demand dream.”

2. How Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armour

“What few fans know is the backstory of all this — how the most electric player in a generation slipped through the grasp of the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, and how Under Armour pulled off the marketing heist of the century.”

3. Police identify Brussels bombers

“All three identified attackers are believed to have died in the attack, the AP reported. Ibrahim, 29, and Laachraoui, 24, are thought to have detonated a suicide bomb at the Brussels airport. Khalid, 27, is believed to have set off a similar device at the Maalbeek subway station. The unidentified attacker allegedly participated in the airport attack. He fled the scene without detonating his bomb and remains on the run.”

4. Why Trump now

“Trump has offered people something more potent than party allegiance: empowerment. Bernie Sanders is presenting something similar, though his message is more catholic in its demographics; John Kasich speaks about empathy as a balm for the scathed electorate; but Trump’s silent majority, a mostly white, working-class cohort, wants to talk about their problems for once.”

+1: What does Donald Trump have on Ted Cruz’s wife?

5. Pornhub just launched it’s VR channel

From Gizmodo: “If you’ve never tried VR porn, let me tell you: It is a weird, wild ride.”