How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying by Noam Scheiber
Tech investors gave Seth Bannon millions of dollars, even though they knew almost nothing about him
David Choe is Giving Away $100,000 in Old Gambling Money That He Found Under a Pile of Comics and Jizz Rags
He also has a book, SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ, coming out on Wednesday, but he’s also GIVING AWAY $100,000.
The price of a 756 sq. ft. Mausoleum Site at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. While that’s definitely on the extreme end, there’s definitely a “Cemetery Bubble” happening across the globe. Wonder how much it costs to get buried inside the booty club?
Photo by Cheryl Dunn
Roughly the cost of these limited edition New Balance 997s which are amusingly “inspired by the writings of the Wild West and the Gold Rush.”
John Oliver goes in on Native Advertising.
Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class? And by “hipsters” I think they just mean people in Brooklyn.
With each passing game, Singapore’s World Cup anti-gambling campaign is backfiring.
Zach Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio turned to kickstarter to raise $10 to make some potato salad. With 25 days left in his campaign, he’s nearly raised $10,000.
The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.
What gives a dollar bill its value?
Johannes Kreidler’s “Charts Music,” arranged by using the Microsoft Composition Tool, Songsmith.
Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup by Declan Hill and Jeré Longman
A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.
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Illustration by Henry Wong
We’ve seen this chart before, but now the squares at Bloomberg hypothesize about why the world’s richest nations also have the most heavy metal bands. One answer from the illustrious crew was “Electricity.” Because if you can’t plug in the speakers, how is anyone going to hear you? Watch below
Some strange person is going around San Francisco leaving envelopes of cash for their twitter followers to retrieve as part of an “anonymous social experiment for good.” Get yours by following along here for the next drop.
This year, Italy will be adding the sales of drugs, prostitution and smuggling to their GDP calculations, “a boost for its chronically stagnant economy.”
In an ideal world, the extremely wealthy would let me buy art for them. Equipped with no vested interests, no time for back rubbing and preening, only just an eye for nice pictures, it’d be a fantastic fit. With this in mind, I’ve selected 11 works of art from tonight’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s for Dr. Dre, hip-hop’s first billionaire. Lord knows he’ll need some decoration for that house he just bought.