Rich People Things

JetSmarter Beats Uber to the Private Plane Market

Sooooo can we reserve this for tonight? (JetSmarter)

Technology has helped us solve some of life’s most pressing problems. It’s helped us create prosthetic limbs, rescue homeless animals, and now — thank heavens — it’s helping us get our hands on private jets exactly when we need them.

If you’re contemplating taking a lavish getaway this summer, consider JetSmarter — a standard rideshare app, except it’s for private jets. Yep, real casual. The app lets users book and pay for worldwide private air travel at the click of a button, without having to go through any middlemen. Read More

Rich People Things

We Will Slap Anyone Who Buys This $550 Phone Charger

Nothing that incorporates felt should cost this much money. (Photo: odeadesign.com)

Don’t you just hate it when you have an extra $550? It’s so annoying. Like, go away, money.

Luckily, a company called O’Dea Design has created a couple of hideous chunks of matter that will enable you to blow a cool half a G for no reason. The devices perform the same charging function as the wire that comes with your phone for free. You can kill two birds that weren’t even bothering you with one stone! Read More

Silicon Valley Dispatches

Bratty Twitter Employees Exposed Via Twitter

Just your typical Twitter employee. (Screengrab: Twitter)

Vine might end up on App Death Row thanks to Instagram’s new video feature, but don’t feel too bad for the folks at parent company Twitter. If @twentitled is any indication, the biggest problem on their plates is too much steak and caviar.

The @twentitled account is allegedly run by a real-life Twitter staffer. In the same vein as @GSElevator and @CondeElevator, it chronicles overheard complaints and first-world problems of Twitter staffers. Read More