Yelena Mandenberg

Yelena Mandenberg is the Ideas Editor at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer. After spending some time working in the retail industry, Yelena started BK Riot Writing, a marketing company that caters to small and local businesses, creating content that helps them compete.  From her South Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cat & tortoise, Yelena is always seeking something new and interesting to cover.

2019 Video Marketing Study Shows More People Are Watching Than Ever Before

Promo.com’s 2019 video marketing study shows that 49% of people are watching more than five videos a day, which is an increase over last year’s 44%. “There’s no denying businesses are creating more video content than ever before to match increased consumer demand,” said Tom More, CEO at Promo.com. “By understanding consumer preferences and habits for online videos, we hope to enable companies to better serve their customers through informed marketing decisions.”  Video...

Scientists Found an 18,000-Year-Old Puppy Perfectly Preserved in Permafrost

Siberia’s permafrost has unleashed many interesting finds, and this week the internet is obsessed with an 18,000-year-old puppy, found perfectly preserved, with fur, teeth, and even whiskers intact. Scientists found the dog in the Yakutsk region of Siberia. Through carbon dating, the Centre for Palaeogenetics—a joint project between Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History found that the specimen is male and was two months old when it died… and that it has...

PayPal Plans to Buy the Honey App for $4 Billion

PayPal announced today that it plans to buy Honey, the app that helps users find coupons across the internet, for $4 billion this year. This is PayPal’s largest acquisition so far. While PayPal is one of the longest-running eWallet companies in the U.S., Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and others are becoming really competitive. With the purchase of Honey, which has 17 million active monthly users, PayPal is putting itself ahead and inserting themselves in the deal and discovery process. Big...

Disney + Vows to Fix The Simpsons Screen Aspect Ratio Mistakes After Fans Complain

Fans of The Simpsons can rejoice: Disney + promised to fix the mistakes to the show after the company changed the aspect ratio of the show – cutting off some of the show’s most prized jokes. Last week’s launch of the Disney + new streaming service brought excitement and disappointment for Simpsons fans. For one, finally having access to the 30 seasons is something to celebrate. But fans quickly noticed that the original 4:3 aspect ratio had been ditched in favor of a...

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