“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”

How the Internet is using us in the name of corporate greed

Thu, January 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


“That's a drawback to the three-word system: a universal geocode isn't worth much if it's not, well, universal.”

Mapping the entire world with just three words

Mon, November 27th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


“I always ask every client, ‘Are you prepared to sustain this lie?’”

In Japan, rent a friend, relative, spouse or co-worker

Fri, November 10th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


“This story explains what worked, what didn’t, and why we’ve shut down operations.”

Hospitality-inspired moving company Walnut closes

Thu, October 26th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


“By 2020, the United States will be the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world.”

United States is predicted to become the number one manufacturing powerhouse by the year 2020, surpassing even China

Fri, December 30th, 2016 09:00 by capnasty NEWS


“If you don’t have a ping-pong table, you’re not a tech company.”

Decline in ping pong table sales correlates with possible tech bubble pop

Thu, May 5th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Sweden Opens First Unstaffed Convenience Store

Only in Sweden

Wed, March 2nd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


“There is a huge amount of money to be made in end of life businesses”

How Yellow Pages stay in business

Fri, October 9th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS


Google Rebrands

Here comes Alphabet

Thu, August 13th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Netflix Still Makes Money from DVDs

Mon, July 27th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


The Startup with the 93-Year-Old German Razor Factory

How Harry gets its blades

Mon, June 15th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Free Heating Forever If You Have a Fibre Optic Internet Connection

Data servers as heat radiators

Fri, May 29th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


"Microsoft and Google have swapped places."

-- Gordon Kelly, Forbes Magazine

Fri, February 20th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS


"[Dark patterns are] carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind."

User interface elements purposely designed to confuse the user

Fri, February 13th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Brutal Honesty, Now on Sale

"Your friends are lying to you. For $10, I won't."

Sat, October 11th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


UPS Offers 3D Printing as a Service #3DPrintWeek

Tue, September 23rd, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS


Triple-E Container Ship Leaves Spain With Record Load

Wed, August 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Corporations Enjoy More Rights and Privileges than Humans

"If companies are claiming the rights and privileges of people, maybe people should start claiming the rights and privileges of corporations."

Tue, July 29th, 2014 00:41 by capnasty NEWS


Washboard: Quarters, Home Delivered, for your Laundry

Fri, June 20th, 2014 07:07 by capnasty NEWS


UPS Trucks Never Turn Left

Sun, April 6th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS


G4S: the World's Third-Largest Private-Sector Security Company, Is Bigger Than the British Army

Fri, March 28th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


"The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause"

Fri, December 27th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS


Ninjas: Kentucky's First Indoor Throwing Star Range

Sat, December 21st, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS


Luna: Package Delivery When You're Actually Home

Mon, December 9th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS


Silvercar: Staffless Car Rental That Only Offers Silver Audi A4s

Mon, October 14th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS


MakeSpace: Real World Cloud Storage

Sat, September 28th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS


The Place Where the Arduinos Are Made

Mon, March 18th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS


"I do that because I think we can do it here and make more money." Manufacturing Returns to America

Fri, December 7th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Staples to Provide In-Store 3D Printing Service

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS


Everything Inevitably Breaks. It's Just a Matter of When

Thu, October 25th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS


The Market Has Spoken: Climate Change is Real

Mon, September 12th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS


FAUXGO: A Collection of Fake Logos From Movies

Wed, August 17th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS


Ikea as a Rat-Maze

Fri, April 8th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS


Cambridge University Responds Beautifully to Bank's Takedown Demand (via @mgeist)

Fri, January 7th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS


De-Oiled Birds: Good for BP, Bad for Birds #OilSpill

Tue, June 15th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS


When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits

Mon, May 31st, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS


When Your Ass is Too Big to Fit on an Airplane Seat

Thu, December 3rd, 2009 09:15 by capnasty NEWS


The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

Sun, August 9th, 2009 07:19 by capnasty NEWS


Alibis for Everyone

Sun, March 29th, 2009 08:34 by capnasty NEWS


Oil Executive Predicts $1 Gas in 2009

Sat, December 6th, 2008 04:16 by capnasty NEWS


Car Tires

Sun, July 13th, 2008 02:58 by capnasty NEWS