Breeze rents cars to ride-share drivers. Or, as they put it: “Breeze empowers job seekers by handing them keys to cars optimized for use in today’s on-demand ecosystem.”
We take a look at Digit, a new savings app that promises all the benefits of saving money without even the pretense of interest.
Need to prove to nosy parents, bosses, coworkers, and Facebook friends that your romantic life is completely fine, regardless of your actual relationship status? There’s an app for that. Invisible Girlfriend is ready to provide you with pictures, personality details, and real-time texts from a fake significant other.
A few days ago, we shared the story of Gabrielle Wathen, a Baltimore woman who discovered that, due to surge pricing at 9 times the usual amount, Uber had charged her $362 for an approximately 22-minute ride. Here’s a follow-up.
Confirming you’re aware of the surge pricing is not the same thing as confirming you’re aware of the total cost.
I guess like most things in this new disrupted world of ours, I think Airbnb is bad for New York, but when family is in town and needs a place to stay, that’s exactly where I send them. On her last visit, my mom stayed in a place one block from us for $60/night.
Help, a Direct Mailing For a Cleaning Service Actually Worked On Me And I’m Worried It Will Ruin My Relationship
I am using the Billfold to tell you that I paid $29 to have someone come clean our apartment in a few weeks, the day before my mom is coming to visit.
I mean yes but WHO CARES? I am not paying this kind man to design a website. I am paying him around $30 with tip to carry my laundry to his car, drive it around the block to his laundromat, and do my damn laundry. What I do not want, out of sheer principle, is to pay is a middle man with access to Photoshop (even one that gives me cookies with my laundry which, yes):
Henrik Zillmer has started a company to get you some money back from all those damn delayed flights. Or wait. Henrik Zillmer has started a company to get itself 25% of the money it gets you back. Capitalizing on our airline rage! Possibly brilliant. How it works: if your flight has been delayed for reasons other than weather or security, Airhelp will file a claim on your behalf and then take the airline to court if they reject the complaint. And they usually win. With 20,000 customers already, they’ve won millions of dollars in airline compensation.
The Problem With Profitless Startups, Kevin Roose’s latest for New York Mag, talks about a thing I can’t stop thinking about lately, decades too late: FAKE MONEY. Or to be specific, VC money inflating new businesses which [arguably] wouldn’t otherwise succeed, and then go on to price out local/actual business who operate using more traditional business methods, such as selling goods and services for slightly more than they cost to provide. And then what?
Well, as their former copywriter I could tell you in about 1000 different ways and at varying lengths and tone of voice, but that would be insane and probably unethical. Nevertheless, Kickstarter hit a big milestone this week: a billion dollars have been pledged to projects. From there, it isn’t hard to figure out how much revenue they’ve made, and Quartz is on it:
Here is a WSJ article about how start-ups want to hire entrepreneurial-minded people. Makes sense to me. But the most interesting part of the thing is a quote from a guy named Roger Cosseboom, who is currently an engineer at 42floors but wants to start his own jam one day. HE SAYS: “It’s kind of cheesy, but it’s the best way to change the world a little bit nowadays.”
I don’t understand most of this article about how celebrities are making money in social media—brandspeak and social speak are like 2 totally madeup languages and when their powers combine …
But, the gist: Celebrities are making a lot of money in social media (“CEO Alan Chan says that some clients are making as much as $30,000 to $40,000 a month.”) Maybe that means there are business opportunities out there for YOUNG PEOPLE who are NATIVE USERS. Get in on THE GROUND FLOOR of THIS EXCITING NEW INDUSTRY. Of Tweets.