Daily Bafflements

The BafflerApril 06, 2015
Maybe Google will send Gmail users a gift for their security troubles. / opacity

Maybe Google will send Gmail users a gift for their security troubles. / opacity

• A new “luxury apartment hotel” in Philadelphia aims to make long-term hotel stays a glamorous commodity for the plutocrat on the go, and not just a reminder that you’ve probably been kicked out of your house. As Megan Ritchie Jooste writes in Curbed, “this beats a pull-out couch by a long shot.”

• Capital One recently hosted a hackathon to develop financial apps for Millennials. This seems to us like the most useful thing the company, which received more than $3.5 billion in federal bailout money, can do for a generation whose unemployment rate remains at 14 percent.

• This weekend, Google forgot the required update to its security certificate for Gmail, causing “unexpected behavior” for Gmail users.