Mateusz Okon

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Silk Road 2 Hacked, Over 4,000 Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen

Silk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over<p>88,0004474.26 bitcoins worth $2,747,000, emptying the site’s escrow account.<p>UPDATE – Fixed estimate.<p>The site used a central escrow service …

Yahoo Acquires Technical Recruiting Startup Distill

Yahoo just acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Distill, which was working on a way to make technical recruiting easier by pairing video interviews and programming challenges. They had raised $1.3 million in funding from investors including Felicis Ventures, China’s Innovation Works and DN …

You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover.</i><p>Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Internet slows as historically unprecedented cyber-battle ensues

This week you may well have thought your connection to the internet was slowing down – in fact you would be right, and it’s not just you! According …