It Begins… Yelp announces the END to Free Delivery for Eat24

This was spotted in their newest advertisement for their food delivery service Eat24. It’s beyond suspicious that they have an * and are only promising free delivery till 9/4.  Either

The SNES PreOrder Saga, Will we get it?

I was one of the lucky ones the other night that had my phone out when the time came, when Walmart opened up the preorders for the SNES Classic! However, Kotaku

Shyp begins its downward spiral around the drain

Can you believe it? Shyp secured $62 million in funding, with the only difference being that instead of you taking a package to UPS or FedEx they would pick it up from you.  But of course they were charging over double the original shipping cost in order to do it.

It Begins… Yelp announces the END to Free Delivery for Eat24

This was spotted in their newest advertisement for their food delivery service Eat24. It’s beyond suspicious that they have an * and are only promising free delivery till 9/4.  Either this is a major fuck up by their marketing department, or this is them announcing the end of free delivery.

Combatant Gentlemen: Zero Customer Service & 200+ days for Delivery

We cane across this on reddit, looks like Combatant Gentlemen might be a startup that’s shut down. It has been 229 days since my wife ordered me a bag on Combatant Gentlemen. So I know we discuss this company somewhat regularly, but I wanted to give everyone a reminder of their

Simple is changing banks and now has to close some customer accounts

Remember when Simple launched in 2011 and wanted to reinvent banking? They were originally BankSimple, and when they announced that they were becoming simple they posted this blog article,  setting the change as being something that  “releases us from the constraints of an industry in desperate need of innovation.”. Well

David Wood of Empower Network threatens families if they don’t stop all of the charge backs.

Normally we don’t like to legitimize MLM companies, as they should be avoided, but this past weekend David Wood, of Empower Network, setup a Facebook Live stream where he basically gave his company his last go. His live broadcast was on Facebook live on 6/10/2017 He seems to be rubbing a

Is this the worst food event ever? LIC Flea Beer & Taco Get Down

The title says it all, you’re paying $41.00 for a 2 hoursl to “Sip unlimited craft beer tastings while you purchase tacos from Queens’ best taquerias.”. But if you want to throw your money at this, do so here. Enjoy ‘sipping’ beer.

Serena Williams joins board of Silicon Valley firm SurveyMonkey

Do companies just ever learn? Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry, U2’s Bono and The Edge joining the board of guitar maker Fender, Adding celebrities to boards is always is a desperate move by companies seeking stardust, seeking one quick pop of PR blitz. It rarely ever makes it to a second headline, and

imzy is shutting down

This reddit clone, was just not active enough … In an email sent out today, Dan writes, We are sorry to say that after nearly two years of building Imzy, it is time for us to shut down the site. Some of you have been here since our launch into

Is it Cheddar or Sprint Network?

It’s poor graphic design when your advertiser logo is larger than your own or are they owned by Sprint now? I wonder if the Sprint logo is in exchange for the space they are taking in the Sprint store that their ‘studio’ is based out of.

Snapchat: The Spam ADs have Arrived #LowerMyBills

This should be seen as a red flag to all shareholders of #SNAP, the high value advertisers have left the platform, and we are now left with LowerMyBills and LowerCarInsurance ads. SNAP’s platform seems to be collapsing.

Upwork realizes their mistake, now lets you focus your search

As someone who has hired people off of upwork before I’m more than thrilled about this.  Upwork finally realizes that their freelancer database might be filled with a lot of, lets just say ‘less than desirable workers’, of course we’re not referring to race, but skill set.  Outsourcing to other

CopyCat Logos: PayPal or Pandora

Copycat logos is a section that we’ve dedicated to logos that look very similar in our opinion.  Logos are apart of a companies attempt to build a brand and to create trust with a consumer, and when they are similar, well, it can cause to you share trust with another brand that

Lull Mattress: Why are you spamming my inbox? Referral abuse.

Lull Mattress, I think one of your users is abusing your referral program by buying up email addresses in mass and spamming users.  It very much damages your brand and makes you look like a fly-by-night mattress company. Check out these email headers!   What happens when you click on

Disgraced Cheating Site Ashley Madison Claims It Has Millions of Users That Totally Aren’t Bots This Time

The supposed growth is especially surprising given that the site experienced a massive data breach in July 2015 that exposed thousands of names and addresses of adulterers including thousands of government employees and conservative reality television star Josh Duggar. According to the Post report, Ashley Madison claims it has signed

Truth: Billy Mcfarland, Fyre Festival, Magnises, & The Real Numbers

We wrote about Magnises a few times when it was popular 3 years ago, but currently over on reddit there’s an as me anything, with one of their former employees, /r/mr_matzoball. There’s some fascinating news that comes out of it including the real Magnises membership numbers, which if you remember

Bad Programming: The League Dating App

The League is an app we’ve written about numerous times, successfully tricking twenty somethings into parting with their cash for a subpar app experience. Guess what, we were browsing the app today, and to our surprise see a couple switches that you can toggle on and off, and we were

NYC, Upper West Side Apple Store Flooded!

Reports are coming in that the Upper West Side Apple Store is currently flooded thanks to a pipe leak, basement level and Genius bar is all affected. Have any photos? Send them our way.  

WARNING: ThinPL & Fuze Card, 4 reasons to AVOID.

Three reasons why this company should be on your radar and not in the good way: All-in-one credit cards are nothing new, and actually very few of them have actually launched, Plastic shut down, Coin shut down, Stratos was also viewed as a failure.  This one appears to be a carbon

TheHill’s mobile ads prevent you from browsing their site.

We totally get that you need to make money from advertising, however, sometimes when your ads load, they are larger than the iPhone allows, thus hiding the “X” underneath the top grey bar that I need to see in order to close the AD in order to read the article.

Bad Advertising: TechSpace should read their copy out loud

TechSpace Tour innovative office space in downtown, ideal for your small to mid-size business! Is tech space a leasing company or just a tour group? “Tour offices”, you can’t rent them, but feel free to walk around and take pictures. Separately though, notice how they use the generic word ‘downtown’?

Law and Order Advertises First Dates Show during Rape Confession

In the TV world, when people deliver a show to a network, the producers of the show have to pick what are called “Windows of Opportunity” or Woos. These are moments that the creators of the show feel are appropriate times for the network to advertise something at the bottom

GEBNI offers a way to get you banned from Seamless

Gebni, the new company calling itself the “stock market for restaurant takeout,” is using machine learning technology to update meal prices in real time so both customers and restaurants can save money and eliminate food waste. Not only is Gebni one of the worst names we have ever seen, I’m still

When Gig FM launches, DO NOT USE IT

It’s time to start sending a message to silicon valley, Marco Nardone, the startup founder who burnt through $US21 million (£16 million) as he tried to turn his social media app Fling into the next Snapchat, has started a new music streaming company called Gig FM. Gig FM, which has a

TransferWise might be stretching the term ‘internship’

The job.We’re looking for a talented Video Producer Intern to join our growing Creative team in New York City. Video plays a huge role in fuelling growth at TransferWise, and you’ll be at the centre of that.You Will Film and produce inspiring, engaging, video content, across North America, for TransferWise’s

Another retailer dies, JackThreads

It’s actually fascinating to look at the email notification history for JackThreads and see how over the last few weeks they were planning their closing. Even though they have been having a 50% off sale going since April, it wasn’t until May 7, earlier this week, that they finally announced

Purple Mattress Suing Blogger Over White Powder

Hmm, so this is what the inside of a Purple Mattress looks like. But yes, anyway, instead of Purple responding to his four questions about what this white powder was inside of his mattress, they sent a lawsuit. Since they sued the lawsuit and had to jump on PR control, they’ve

KICKSTARTER WARNING: The Samsara Carry-On Suitcase

As we’re in a climate where there are more and more kickstarters and indieGoGo campaigns crashing and burning without shipping a product, i.e. Plastic. We think it’s time that you’re warned ahead of time when you could be investing in a high-risk kickstarter, currently the company Funded.Today, we wrote about

David Chang’s MAPLE, finally shuts down

Maple, the food delivery started founded by David Chang has finally shut down.  Maple was incubated inside of Thrive Capital, Josh Kushner’s well-regarded venture capital firm. The company’s other investors included Greenoaks Capital. Maple might have done better if it hired a co-founder with food or delivery experience, if you

Wanna read about LeEco in America? Chinese tech star = USA flop.

“It was clear the wheels came off before the launch. The wheels came off when the car stopped working.” I mean, other than the moronic quote above, this Gizmodo article does a pretty amazing job of covering everything from the start of this company, it’s expansion plans and how it