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Not in the Mood to Battle Corporate Customer Service? Get a Jerk to Do It For You.
Customer Service

Not in the Mood to Battle Corporate Customer Service? Get a Jerk to Do It For You.

If you're a jerk looking for work, the former head of Reddit just might have a job for you. Nice guys need not apply.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Startup Bridges Cash Flow Gaps, One Invoice at a Time
Financial Management

This Startup Bridges Cash Flow Gaps, One Invoice at a Time

Fundbox chases down the payments for you. Here's how it works.
Michelle Goodman
Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video Games
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Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video Games

Cocktails mix with vintage video games at the newest arcades.
Meet the Man Behind Some of the World's Most Famous Water Fountains
Business Unusual

Meet the Man Behind Some of the World's Most Famous Water Fountains

From his backyard to the opening ceremony at the Olympics, Mark Fuller's water works have made a big splash.
Meet the Producers Behind Indiegogo's Highest-Funded Film
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Meet the Producers Behind Indiegogo's Highest-Funded Film

Rooster Teeth Productions is the innovative company behind the internationally popular online animation videos you haven't heard of...yet.
Jason Ankeny
Everfan's Custom Capes Take Off Among Superhero Worshipers
Business Unusual

Everfan's Custom Capes Take Off Among Superhero Worshipers

Meet the man who built a grown-up business from a childhood love of superheroes.
Jodi Helmer
The Six-Second Video Is a Big Business for Brands
Social Media Marketing

The Six-Second Video Is a Big Business for Brands

Gary Vaynerchuk's viral video company, GrapeStory, gets paid up to $25,000 to create sponsored posts for brands on Vine, Instagram on Snapchat.
John Patrick Pullen
Content Is Boring, So FunnyBizz Was Born
Alleynyc

Content Is Boring, So FunnyBizz Was Born

Learn to create better content for your business with a conference designed to promote humor.
Jason Saltzman
The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education
Business Unusual

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.
Laura Entis
As 'The Walking Dead' Thrives, So Do Zombie Survival Camps
pop culture

As 'The Walking Dead' Thrives, So Do Zombie Survival Camps

America has an insatiable appetite for the undead -- and survivalist zomb-preneurs are rising up to meet the creepy demand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This App Wants to Help Get Rid of Your Parking Tickets
Legal Tools

This App Wants to Help Get Rid of Your Parking Tickets

Got a parking ticket? This new app disputes your tickets so you don't have to.
Emily Price
There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC
Crowdfunding

There's Now a Crowdfunding Campaign for a Permanent Cat Café in NYC

Good news for cat lovers: a cat sanctuary and tea house is trying to open in NYC, if it can raise $65,000 in startup funds.
Kate Taylor
Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.
Far Out Tech

Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.
Jason Fell
A Gadget That Detects Gluten? With $4 Million in Funding, This Startup Is Working on It.
Business Unusual

A Gadget That Detects Gluten? With $4 Million in Funding, This Startup Is Working on It.

The year-old company is working to develop a portable gluten detecting sensor.
Nina Zipkin