United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found method for buying cheaper plane tickets

United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found method for buying cheaper plane tickets

A young computer whiz from New York City has launched a site to help people buy cheap plane tickets. But an airline company and its travel partner want to shut him down.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment

Instacart, the grocery delivery startup, disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it had closed a monster $210 million investment that a source says will increase to $220 million when all is said and done.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

If You Think the Sony Hack Was a PR Stunt, You’re an Idiot

If You Think the Sony Hack Was a PR Stunt, You’re an Idiot

Over the last few weeks, a handful of people have tweeted at me or emailed to ask what can only be described as a preposterously dumb question. They want to know if I’m behind Sony’s marketing campaign for The Interview or if “someone like me” has orchestrated the entire thing as a stunt.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found method for buying cheaper plane tickets

United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found method for buying cheaper plane tickets

A young computer whiz from New York City has launched a site to help people buy cheap plane tickets. But an airline company and its travel partner want to shut him down. United Airlines and Orbitz filed a civil lawsuit last month against 22-year-old Aktarer Zaman, who founded the website Skiplagged.com last year. The site helps travelers find cheap flights by using a strategy called “hidden city” ticketing.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

Christmas at Amazon: One Man’s Story

Christmas at Amazon: One Man's Story

What is it like to work at an Amazon warehouse during the annual holiday rush? One Amazon warehouse employee kindly narrated the "nonstop chaos" for us over the past month. Even in normal times, the job of an Amazon warehouse employee is physically and psychologically demanding. When the holiday shopping season arrives, the company staffs up with thousands of new, temporary "seasonal" workers. A few weeks ago, one of those seasonal Amazon warehouse workers began sharing his thoughts with us…

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

Cybersecurity Firm Identifies Six In Sony Hack — One A Former Company Insider

Cybersecurity Firm Identifies Six In Sony Hack — One A Former Company Insider

Norse, the cybersecurity firm that first identified a potential insider in the massive November hack of Sony Pictures, believes it’s uncovered evidence on six individuals primarily involved in the attack, including one former Sony employee with ”extensive knowledge of the company’s network and operations.” Senior vice president at Norse Kurt Stammberger told the Security Ledger late Sunday the company has identified six people “with direct involvement in the hack"…

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

U.S. Health Agency Says Nearly 6.5 million People in HealthCare.Gov Plans

U.S. Health Agency Says Nearly 6.5 million People in HealthCare.Gov Plans

Nearly 6.5 million people either selected or were enrolled in a new individual insurance plan for 2015 on the HealthCare.gov website through Dec. 26, the U.S. government health agency said.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite

Who is Mr. Bitcoin and what are his demands?

Who is Mr. Bitcoin and what are his demands?

Bitcoin is sponsoring a college football bowl game this year, officially dubbed the "Bitcoin Bowl." And because sports fans love mascots, "Mr. Bitcoin" is now apparently a thing that exists. All around the game's festivities, people are posing for photos with the rotund representation of the cryptocurrency.

Click to View Full Article and/or Participate

More great content like this @ Business & Economy Front Page or you can Request Invite