Employees sometimes actually do leave the den of happiness at Zappos, but we assume it’s always for a higher cause. Like the three guys who took a whacky idea drummed up during Las Vegas Startup Weekend and turned it into the Rumgr iPhone app, which allows users to snap a picture of unwanted items and post them for sale. How successful has Rumgr been? Not only did the trio bail on Zappos, but they recently attracted $500,000 in venture funding. Here’s hoping they don’t spend it all on cubicle decorations and hanging ferns.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.