VC Shocked By Startups Wasting the Wasteful Money He Handed Them

Fred Wilson is a star venture capitalist, one of those check-cutting white men whose blog posts are read like tea leaves by his peers (Think Marc Andreessen with less skull and more brain). But complaining about wasteful startups wasting the excessive cash you dumped on them is a dumb look. » 9/17/14 5:33pm 40 minutes ago

Shoe Company Executives Vanish​ With All The Shoe Money

In what looks like the exact legal definition of a criminal conspiracy, the CFO of "China's Urban Footwear Company" Ultrasonic has informed the public and the firm's Supervisory Board that its CEO and COO have "apparently left their homes and are not traceable." Also: The money's gone. » 9/17/14 5:23pm 50 minutes ago

Thirsty Uber Seeks the Fresh Blood of Military Veterans

Uber, the smartphone-based succubus that's driving taxis to extinction (but isn't really driving disabled people anywhere), is branching out to military vets and their loved ones. They want vet drivers, vet riders and most importantly, several well-placed executives in the federal defense establishment. » 9/17/14 4:59pm Today 4:59pm

The Ultimate Tutorial for Writing Slimy Internet Hoaxes

Have you ever wanted to get millions of hits on your blog without having to use one bit of your brain? Would you like to create a hoax disguised as satire in order to bring home a traffic bonanza? Do you aspire to be a slimebag? Boy have I got the tutorial for you! » 9/17/14 4:37pm Today 4:37pm

Teen Won't Be Allowed to Use Amazing Cat Photo as Senior Portrait

Damn. After launching a petition to have his amazing laser cat photo to run in his high school year book, Schenectady High School senior Draven Rodriguez will have to settle for the significantly less exciting prospect of posing for another photo with his cat and the school's principal—and her chihuahua. Sounds like… » 9/17/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

The Email Urban Outfitters Sent Staffers After Sweatshirt Fiasco

Urban Outfitters CEO Dick Hayne explained away the company's decision to sell what appeared to be a blood-splattered Kent State sweatshirt by saying that it was merely an honest mistake. Hayne maintained that position in an internal email sent to employees yesterday, but chose not to address any underlying problems… » 9/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Downtown Manhattan's Most Fascinating Building Is On Its Way Out

The photographer Jay Maisel has owned the enormous property at 190 Bowery since 1966, and in the years since then—as the Bowery transformed from a grimy haven for the downtrodden to a still-kinda-grimy strip of museums and boutique hotels—it stood stoic, a graffiti-covered monument to The Way it Used to Be. Now, it's… » 9/17/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

This Week in Tabloids: Lauren Conrad's Wedding Was Whimsical as Fuck

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we attempt to cobble together meaning using the hot glue of human cognition after reading Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch. This week, Lauren Conrad, a man and Pinterest were united in holy matrimony; Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are going to enjoy a snow-gilt… » 9/17/14 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

Old Man Posts Porn in His Windows to Intimidate Indian Family Next Door

A Queens man has been posting pornographic photos in his windows because, according to his neighbors, he doesn't like that an immigrant, Indian family moved in next door to him. The man, "Jimmy," admitted to WABC that he posted the pictures, but said, "I'm drying them out, they got damp last night." » 9/17/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

The Married at First Sight Couples, Six Months Later

Tuesday night, FYI decided to follow up with Married At First Sight's three couples six months after the finale and find out if they'd stayed together (or apart). The show also tried its best to crucify Monet and Vaughn. » 9/17/14 3:27pm Today 3:27pm

The Email Urban Outfitters Sent Staffers After Sweatshirt Fiasco

Urban Outfitters CEO Dick Hayne explained away the company's decision to sell what appeared to be a blood-splattered Kent State sweatshirt by saying that it was merely an honest mistake. Hayne maintained that position in an internal email sent to employees yesterday, but chose not to address any underlying problems… » 9/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm