Where Do Uber and Lyft Drivers Get Their Cars? They Rent Them From Another Startup

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.”

Get Interest-free Banking With Digit, a Terrible New Way to Save

We take a look at Digit, a new savings app that promises all the benefits of saving money without even the pretense of interest.

“Invisible Girlfriend” Creates Both Girlfriends, Jobs (Sort Of)

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 Follow-Up on the Uber $362 Car Ride Story

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.

Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

Confirming you’re aware of the surge pricing is not the same thing as confirming you’re aware of the total cost.

Airbnb: Bad For New York, Great For Me

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.

My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

I interviewed at Handybook in July 2013. My temp job had just ended and I was desperate for a steady job, and was relieved and excited when I got an email from Handy scheduling me for a phone interview.

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.

Laundry Is a Problem That Will Never Be Solved

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):

Flight Delayed? Get That Money (Or 75% of It)

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.