All Covered With Vines
A funny thing happened on the way to Miami, when Vine celeb Jerome Jarre tried to shoot one of his six-second videos on an American Airlines flight.
The drama began when the social media star attempted to make a video of himself exiting the airplane bathroom wearing nothing but a speedo and an inflatable duck. Unfortunately, an American Airlines crew member was not impressed, and told Mr. Jarre he’d be arrested once the flight landed in Miami.
The Real TechStars of New York
The Microsoft Surface 2, we can safely assume, probably won’t dominate America’s Christmas lists. There’s good news, though! Someone wants them. The bad news is, it’s an airline.
Tweet the Public
You know what they say about karma, so don’t make us repeat it. It looks like good intentions backfired with Karma, a 4G hotspot provider initially founded in Amsterdam that presented this morning at TechStars Demo Day.
In press materials for the spring class, Karma’s one-line descriptor was: “Simple, honest 4G provider,” a sentiment repeated throughout its introductory blog post. But shortly after Demo Day ended, Travis Kalanick, the CEO of request-a-ride car app Uber, tweeted that Karma’s CEO Robert Gaal had not been honest in mentioning a partnership with Uber during the company’s pitch in front of crowd of more than 700 at Webster Hall.
Had a flight delayed due to rainstorm Irene? Perhaps you experienced something like this!
American Airlines,* AirTran, Continental and United did not respond to customer inquiries on Twitter during the influx of questions caused by the storm, according to New York-based customer service clearinghouse STELLAService. TL;DR press release: “If you were one of the unlucky airline passengers stranded due to Hurricane Irene, be thankful you weren’t flying on American Airlines.”