News ⚡ — Friday, August 23
First came the burger, up next Impossible Coffee. MasterClass founder launches Outlier to offer credit-earning college courses. 4 future trends in the music industry.
1.☕ Impossible Burger investor bets big on bean-free coffee
Made from Atomo’s own map of coffee’s molecular makeup, it’s got many of the same chemical compounds you enjoy each morning, derived from secret but supposedly more sustainable sources.
2. 🎓 MasterClass founder launches Outlier, offering online courses for college credit
The startup is launching a pilot version of its first two courses, Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology, for the coming fall semester. Each course is available for $400. The course fees also include the cost of textbooks.
3. 🎵 4 trends shaping the future of the music industry for 2019 and beyond
The report by Sound Charts looks at the role of A.I, changes in consumption habits, the convergence of music and gaming and the empowerment of artists.
4. 🍨 The Museum of Ice Cream raises money to the tune of a $200 million valuation
The ice cream-centric experiential activation will look for expansion after a fresh $40 million in funds while aiming to be the next Walt Disney.
5. 🎮 Fortnite’s next tournament will also be its most controversial, thanks to mech suits
They require two-people to pilot them, but they’re devastating in the hands of even a moderately skilled pair of players. The result has been an unprecedented level of community backlash over what’s seen as a game-breaking addition and a serious headache for Epic going into its next big tournament series.
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