The Weird, Mysterious Company Behind The SkyMall Bankruptcy

The company that publishes those SkyMall airplane catalogs filed for bankruptcy last week. That's perhaps not a surprise, considering the kind of junk they sold. But there might be even more to the story, because it turns out that in 2013, SkyMall merged with a company called Xhibit Corp. that had some interesting » 1/26/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Uber Is Punishing Drivers for Following the Law 

Uber drivers attempting to follow the law are getting screwed by Uber in California. A Buzzfeed investigation revealed that Uber suspended at least 12 drivers last month for properly registering their cars as commercial vehicles. To get their jobs back, Uber said the drivers had to re-register the cars as personal… » 1/23/15 10:20am Friday 10:20am

Wow Some People Make A Lot of Money

Apple just revealed that Angela Ahrendts, the new hire who came from Burberry to run Apple's retail division, made $73.3 million last year. Simultaneously, Apple announced that Millard "Mickey" Drexler, CEO of J. Crew, who was recruited by Steve Jobs for his retail expertise, will retire from Apple's board of… » 1/23/15 8:44am Friday 8:44am

Seriously, Enough With The Je Suis Stuff

An analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch just put out a note with the title, Je Suis Bullish, and even Business Insider thinks it's a bit, well, in poor taste. » 1/23/15 8:04am Friday 8:04am

Vulture Capitalist: Avoid That Box IPO! 

My friend the Vulture is a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. He recently wrote a piece for us and I've been hoping he would do another one. I asked him what he thought of the Box IPO, which is taking place today. Shares last night priced at $14 per share, which will imply a valuation of $1.7 billion for Box —… » 1/23/15 6:46am Friday 6:46am

White Rapper Jason Calacanis Don't Need You Now, Baby

Jason Calacanis is a smack-talking, poker-playing entrepreneur and angel investor. And he's been on a roll lately, thanks to some smart investments. He put money into Uber, which is now worth a fortune. Today it was reported that Raise, one of his other early investments, has raised money at a valuation of nearly $1… » 1/22/15 4:51pm Thursday 4:51pm

Why You Should Care About the Silk Road Trial

Right now, a 30-year-old engineer is on trial for founding and operating an enormous online black market—the Amazon of drugs. The outcome of his trial could change the way we use the internet. » 1/22/15 8:55am Thursday 8:55am

World's Saddest Service Offers Make-Believe Boyfriend Or Girlfriend

The service is called Invisible Girlfriend, and the idea is that you sign up and pay $25 and they will send you text messages and photos and make you feel as if you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend (your choice), and if you can laugh at this without your laughter getting caught in your throat and turning to sobs, then… » 1/20/15 1:32pm 1/20/15 1:32pm

Female CEO About Davos And Diversity: Still Work To Do

Barri Rafferty is CEO of Ketchum North America, a PR firm. In 2012 and 2014 she attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, but this year she is staying home. She talked to Fortune about what it's like being a female CEO at a conference where this year only 17 percent of attendees will be women. In some ways the… » 1/20/15 11:26am 1/20/15 11:26am