Starting today, thousands of New York’s outer borough residents who work in Manhattan are commuting via ferry instead, because some clever person decided, yeah it’s totally fine to shut down the R train for a good little while, because nobody uses that, right?
Thankfully, our good friends at Uber—sensing that San Franciscans might be jealous of New Yorkers’ sweet new aquatic ride—are offering Bay Area users a one-day opportunity to ride a swagged-out boat to work (just in time for all that BART strike talk).
Rich People Things
Has Google Maps ruined travel? (Only if your idea of a fun holiday is wandering the wilderness with only a compass and water bottle.) [Skift]
Bloomberg LP (which owns Bloomberg News) is launching a $75 million venture capital fund, because apparently that sort of thing is NBD now. [New York Times]
Forget over-sharing on the News Feed–teens are on Facebook to chat. [BuzzFeed]
The latest malware campaign to keep security pros up at night: NetTraveler, which in eight years has hit 350 “high-profile” targets across 40 countries. [Ars Technica]
Is Larry Ellison, lover of the high seas, actually terrible for the America’s Cup? [New York Times]
Today in rich people things: the custom $100 million euro superyacht that Steve Jobs had commissioned to be built prior to his death has been impounded in Amsterdam, where it will spend the holidays dejectedly picking up women in the red light district in an attempt to distract itself from the startling financial reality that has befallen it.
Not all of us can afford luxurious yachts on which to sunbathe and drink Moet and count our jewels, no matter how hard we wish to be Captain Larry Ellison. But a new startup in Athens, Greece wants to help everyone feel like a glamorous seafarer, if only for a day.