Get Your $2.50 Plane Tickets

A glitch in United Airlines’ reservation system caused some reservations to be made for as little as $2.50. This is not the first time the airline has had problems with it’s reservation system. United shut down the reservation before too many people got in on the good deals.

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No word on whether United will honor the low, low fares.

[LA Times]

Is This an Appropriate Way to Quit Your Job?

Sounds like this guy was not fun to work for, but is this an acceptable way to say you’ve had enough? JaimeWeQuit_zps9b04f0b1

Here is the text of the note:

“Dear Jamie, since you decided to say ‘Cancer is not an excuse’ and think it’s OK to swear at your employees like you do all the time, we quit. This is why you can’t keep a store manager longer than a year. You abuse your [role] and staff. Enjoy the fact that you just lost a store manager, co-manager, and key holder in the middle of Back to School. Think next time you treat people the way you do. We aren’t allowing it anymore. Nikki, Jess, TJ.”

If you’re fed up with your boss, is this really the best route to go?

[Daily Kos]

Lenovo Boss Distributes $3.25 Million Bonus to Employees, Kobe Bryant Approves

Lenovo employees may just feel a bit richer. Yang Yuanqing, the chairman of Lenovo, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of personal computers, is sharing $3.25 million of his bonus with 10,000 employees in China, the US, Japan, and other countries for a second year in a row. That will come out to over $300 a person.

All manufacturing employees will get a bonus.

You know who else liked the action? None other than the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant.

 

[USA Today]

The State of the Economy According to Funny People

I don’t always know how to make sense of the economy, but some funny people do. Here’s how things are going according to people who get more laughs and make more money than the rest of of.

Conan sure knows how to fly.

Samsung Releases Galaxy 4 Teaser Video

Samsung’s momentum is undeniable. There is way more excitement around the next Galaxy than there is around the next iPhone. When is the last time that has happened? Today Samsung released a teaser video for Galaxy 4 – Samsung Unpacked. The video also implies that Samsung will be showing the new phone at a press event in NYC on March 14.

(h/t Mobile Syrup)

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Star in New Google Movie

This week, a trailer was launched for a new film with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson called “The Internship”. Typical Vaughn and Wilson banter as they try their luck at scoring an internship with Google.

Apparently, Google is not shelling out any cash for the film, but it can’t be a bad recruiting tool.

(h/t The Recruiter’s Lounge)

Billion Dollar Startups [Infographic]

We’re all about Infographics today, just lookin’ out for the visual learners.

This is an awesome one.

There are not many startups that make their way to be billion dollar entities, but here are a few that did make it big.  This only includes companies that started in 2004 and onwards (the year when Facebook was founded).

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