From an insufferable startup brat to a $3500 proposal service, these are the top stories from across Gawker Media.
Nick D'Aloisio is 17 years old and lives with his parents in London. He has a girlfriend. He also just made $30 million—most of it in cash—by selling a dubious app to Yahoo!. Bully for Nick. But what Yahoo! doesn't realize is that they just hired a total pain in the ass.
Guys, I'm gonna let you in on a little something: Being proposed to is literally (LITERALLY) the most important day in a woman's life. Or, wait, no. The truth is that most women don't care about that stuff as long as the right person is doing the proposing. If you're the person we decided we want to spend the rest of our lives with, as long as there's a little romance and maybe a splash of booze, it just doesn't matter what you do.
<p1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Schedule C, Schedule B, 1099, W-2…doing taxes is like trying to speak a foreign language that you've never taken a course in. Given how complicated the tax code is, it's not surprising that people mess up when filing their returns—and those mistakes can cost people thousands.
When we began our investigation into Super Replicas, the Panama-based company promising perfect supercar replicas starting at Toyota Corolla prices while using fake celebrity endorsements, one of our biggest questions was this: Who are the people behind this company? Now, having secured their business registration documents in Panama, we know the truth. And the story of the man behind Super Replicas is far more bizarre than we could have ever imagined.