Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln’s head into a remarkably detailed skull.
If you’ve got a debt to pay, a bill to split or a reward to give, you no longer need to dig out your wallet or bother with notes and coins—your smartphone is perfectly capable of sending money to friends and relatives with just a few taps.
Swagbucks.com and Instagc.com are sites where users can, in exchange for a few cents, complete small tasks such as filling out forms or surveys and—as of yesterday—begging the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee. Someone is paying these sites to pay people to go to SupportDeVos.com
As expected, Snap Inc. (the company formerly known as Snapchat), has filed the paperwork for its initial public offering (IPO). According to the S1 documents in the filing, Snap Inc. is seeking $3 billion when it goes public and will value itself between $20 and $25 billion.
This may not surprise anyone, but with the incoming administration looking to implement “dramatic” cuts to federal spending, one budget blueprint calls for for federal subsidies for Amtrak to be slashed. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
The US one dollar bill is still old school. In fact, it has the oldest design of all US currency being produced today. So that means it doesn’t have the flashy tech, or the colorful hues, or the wild looks that have leaked into the redesigns of the more valuable banknotes. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed. Just…
Martin Sorrell—the CEO of WPP, a major advertising and public relations company—said Tuesday that his clients poured $1 billion more into Facebook advertising this year than they did Snapchat. Nevertheless, he purported that Facebook has been “trying to undermine Snapchat.”
This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But Gizmodo has confirmed that Britain and Canada aren’t the only ones.
In a win for frustrated Comcast customers everywhere, the FCC has ordered the vampiric media conglomerate to cough up $2.3 million—“the largest civil penalty assessed from a cable operator”— for sketchy billing practices.
Monday night, while blogging about a group of record labels suing Youtube-to-mp3.org who listed “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor as an example of a frequently pirated song, I pondered whether a song worse than Trainor’s hit single exists. Jokingly, I then suggested the internet give me $200 to listen to her…
Yesterday, Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded during a test fire. But that wasn’t all—by the time the day was over, Musk had also lost nearly $780 million and Mark Zuckerberg’s love.
In courtrooms across America, investors are making money through litigation financing. The process allows investors to cover the cost of a lawsuit in exchange for a share of the financial settlement.
Thanks to the wonders of the web there’s no excuse for keeping three old iPhones in a drawer or letting an old tablet gather dust. There are now a huge number of sites and apps willing to turn your unwanted stuff into cold, hard cash—and these are the ways you can make sure the process is as smooth and profitable as…
One of the main questions surrounding Tesla is its ability to ramp up production to satisfy the almost 400,000 existing Model 3 orders, and the hundreds of thousands of orders that are supposed to follow. Past isn’t necessarily indicative of the future, but on Tesla’s earnings call just now things didn’t sound all…
Yesterday, I got off at the wrong subway stop two separate times, ate a bowl of cereal for lunch, and fell asleep reading the entirety of OJ Simpson’s Wikipedia page. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, made $3.4 billion in an hour. You win this round, Mark.
College is expensive. Students are in debt. Why? Wendover Productions analyzes what makes higher education so expensive in this country, and some of the reasons he cites you can assume: professors cost money and new facilities are expensive. But a surprising reason why college costs so damn much is that there are more…
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Tesla after it failed to disclose the fatal crash of a Model S cruising on Autopilot immediately to investors, the Wall Street Journal reports. Tesla sold $2 billion worth of stock in the days following the crash, and has argued that the crash was not material to…
Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall on his 700-acre Hawaii parcel of land, and his neighbors are pissed. Somewhere, Donald Trump is thrusting his tiny fists in the air, furious that he’s been ousted as the world’s resident wall-loving entrepreneur.
Brexit! It’s a word! And thanks to a vote yesterday, it’s a Thing! Most simply, it means that the United Kingdom is going to leave the European Union. But it might mean a hell of a lot more than that simple explanation for the Britain’s auto industry, and the rest of the globalized car world.