The First Victim Of The Ruble Crisis Offers A Bruce Willis Credit Card

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Trust Bank, a small Russian lender, was bailed out by the country’s central bank on Monday. It is the first financial institution to be rescued since the collapse of the ruble, and the only to offer a Bruce Willis MasterCard. The front page of Trust Bank's website has three Bruce Willises. Via http://trust.ru Via Reuters: […]

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How To Run Out Of Cash While Owning Half Of American Apparel

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Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, told Bloomberg News that he’s down to his last $ 100,000 and sleeping on a friend’s couch. How is that possible? American Apparel founder Dov Charney made headlines today for telling Bloomberg News he’s down to his last $ 100,000 and sleeping on a friend’s couch on New […]

14 Last-Minute Tech Gifts For People You Wish Were Dead

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HIGH-TECH COAL FOR YOUR NEMESIS’ STOCKING. I'm not exactly certain what one of these would get you besides 25 DMs to strangers and an overwhelming sense of loneliness and despair. Go Away I’m Tweeting Mug – $ 15.50 Via presentindicative.com It is a truth, now universally acknowledged, that one should Never Tweet, but chances are, […]

McDonald’s Complaint Could Redefine The Meaning Of “Employee”

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A complaint from the National Labor Relations Board argues McDonald’s can be held responsible for the treatment of workers at its restaurants, even if they are owned by franchisees. An industry group called it the “nightmare before Christmas.” Mike Blake / Reuters They wear the company's logo on their shirt, but does a worker at […]

The Rise Of The Screenshortâ„¢

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People are suddenly posting lots of screenshots of text to Twitter. What's a Screenshort? Essentially, it's a chunk of text, screen-shotted, and embedded in a tweet. It's become an extremely popular way to share a passage from a story. You could call it a Tweetcap, maybe. But I'm going with Screenshort. Embedding a text block […]

Facebook For Felons

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Kamaal Bennett built a social platform for incarcerated gang leaders. It’s already changing how they see themselves, and the outside world. Chris Ritter/BuzzFeed News Early in 2014, Jacqueline Nugent came across an online profile written by Roderick Sutton, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her teenage daughter. Hosted on a website called Live From Lockdown, […]

The Future Of Olive Garden: A Takeout Container Full Of Bread Sticks

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Darden Restaurants had its first earnings call since its board was completely replaced two months ago, on which it heavily emphasized to-go ordering at its largest chain. “Olive Garden has great food that travels very, very well.” Via Flickr: jeepersmedia With activist hedge fund Starboard Value's complete takeover of Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants' board […]

Snapchat CEO On Leaked Emails: “I Felt Like I Was Going To Cry All Morning”

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A trove of email correspondences between Snapchat executives including Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Lucas Jackson / Reuters Following up on leaks of a number of private email correspondences of Snapchat executives that included Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel expressed […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About PostSecret

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Frank Warren’s PostSecret project in a post-“Secret” world. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed For more than 10 years, strangers from around the world have been sending their secrets to a suburban home in Germantown, Maryland, scribbled or pasted onto anonymous postcards. Over time, the mailbox at 13345 Copper Ridge Road has held not only secrets but […]

In The Wake Of Rape In India, Uber Publishes A Safety Report

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Authored by Uber’s Head of Global Safety, Philip Cardenas, the post lays out the company’s plans to increase consumer protection in the next year. blog.uber.com Uber Head of Global Safety Philip Cardenas published a post today laying out the company's “roadmap” toward improving safety over the next year. The report comes after an internal review […]