Ordinary Man Made Famous By The Internet During The US Presidential Debate Lands Uber Ad

Ordinary Man Made Famous By The Internet During The US Presidential Debate Lands Uber Ad

The internet is a strange place. It can create heroes out of normal people with as much potency as it can become the troll hub for the others. (Ask Trump.) In the second US presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton last week, one man in the audience stood out and as of yesterday has scored an Uber endorsement.   The man was Ken Bone, who stepped up from the audience section…

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Is Causing The Internet To Have A Meltdown

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Is Causing The Internet To Have A Meltdown

Samsung is one of the world’s most popular brands, but when their phones start exploding instead of making calls, you can be sure that the internet will have lots to say. Memes had surfaced since the first Note 7 explosions, and as the sorry saga unfolded, things…blew up. Some people grappled with the existential crises the phone had brought with it.   Others had interesting ideas for Note 7 accessories. Some found humour in real…

Man Disguised As Delivery Guy Hand Delivers Resume In A Box Of Doughnuts

Man Disguised As Delivery Guy Hand Delivers Resume In A Box Of Doughnuts

25 year old Lukas Yla knew that an ordinary resume wasn’t going to make the cut in a hyper-competitive Silicon Valley job market. So, he decided to take his job hunt game a notch higher with a creative, if oddball, approach. Lukas, a marketing graduate who’d moved to San Francisco from Lithuania on a job hunt, shortlisted a bunch of companies he wanted to apply at, and has devised a way to reach them directly….

This American Startup Has A Receptionist Who Sits In India

This American Startup Has A Receptionist Who Sits In India

If Americans were worried that Indians are taking away their jobs, this news isn’t going to help one bit. An American startup has hired a receptionist who sits in India and greets visitors as they enter its office. The man is essentially a mobile robot, who communicates with visitors through a digital screen. There’s a webcam attached to his device through which he can see what’s going on – in turn, visitors at the office…

Now Selling: A Candle Smells Like A Just-Opened Macbook

Now Selling: A Candle Smells Like A Just-Opened Macbook

The Macbook is a truly wondrous bit of hardware. It’s sleek, it’s powerful, and if Apple fans are to be believed, it also smells delightful. An Apple accessory maker from South Carolina is now selling something called New Mac Candle, which supposedly smells like a newly opened Macbook. For $24, or Rs. 1,500, the candle will transport Apple fans to the magical moment when they first opened their Macbook (and probably cradled it like their firstborn). While a Macbook’s…

7 Times Google Trolled The iPhone During The Pixel Launch

7 Times Google Trolled The iPhone During The Pixel Launch

There had been leaks aplenty, but Google officially launched its Pixel phone on 4th October. And once the presentation started, it became clear what the Google Pixel was was intended to replace. Its guns were firmly trained towards the iPhone. Priced at Rs. 57,000, Pixel clearly competes with the iPhone, which is about the only phone in its price range. And during the launch, Google wanted to drive home the point that it was better than…

IAS Officer’s Wife Shops Online For Rs. 10 Lakh; Husband Gets Notice From Tax Department

IAS Officer’s Wife Shops Online For Rs. 10 Lakh; Husband Gets Notice From Tax Department

You’d think that the e-commerce sales are good for everyone – consumers get discounts, companies get to prop up their GMVs, and even people in the logistics industries get salaries and bonuses like never before. But the sales, which are unboxing happiness everywhere, haven’t brought any cheer for an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh. A member of the Madhya Pradesh IAS cadre, who hasn’t been named, has had a notice sent to him by the tax…

6 Things You Can Buy For The Price Of An iPhone 7

6 Things You Can Buy For The Price Of An iPhone 7

Apple released its brand new Apple iPhone 7 at a glittering event last week. It has an incredible camera, a faster processor, and is water resistant like never before – CEO Tim Cook called it the best iPhone ever made. But it doesn’t come cheap. Apple has just released the prices for its new phones in India, and they’re clearly amongst the highest for any phone ever. If you’re a discerning customer who wants nothing but…

Want People To Work Harder? Give them Pizza And Praise Over Cash

Want People To Work Harder? Give them Pizza And Praise Over Cash

The companies that proudly promote their “Pizza, beer and ping pong” culture may have been on to something. According to a study conducted by Dan Ariely for his book “The Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations”, it’s Pizza, compliments, and money, in that order that motivate employees to work harder. To conduct the study, Ariely set up 4 work groups at a semiconductor family in Israel and sent 3 out of them different text messages…

Guess Who Else Has Just Switched From Airtel To Jio

Guess Who Else Has Just Switched From Airtel To Jio

It’s been a bad day for Airtel. Jio has pulled the carpet from under its feet with feet with ludicrously cheap plans, it is being roundly mocked on social media, and its stock has tanked a whole 6 percent. You’d think such a day couldn’t get any worse, but apparently it can. Airtel’s former brand ambassador, Shah Rukh Khan, has switched sides to Jio on the very day of its launch. And is seen happily promoting…

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