How One Startup Is Training Engineers To Handle Real-World Tech Disaster Scenarios

Payments startup Stripe’s “capture the flag” annual event is designed to teach engineers how to handle intense, worst-case scenario situations before they arise. View this image › BuzzFeed/Matthew Lynley Most engineers never learn to keep a website running during a “denial of service” attack or a massive security breach until one happens. And by then…

Facebook buys Wit.ai, a speech recognition startup

Mark Zuckerberg at a Bloomberg TV interview at the company’s headquarters on Dec. 2, 2014. Image: David Paul Morris Facebook may soon be able to understand you a bit better — or at least your voice. Facebook has agreed to acquire Wit.ai, a speech recognition and natural language processing service. The deal could help the…

Winklevoss Twins Think Bitcoin Could Be a Bigger Deal Than Facebook

Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss, Principals of Winklevoss Capital Management, in New York on Jan. 28, 2014.Image: Craig Ruttle/Associated Press Who needs Facebook? The Winklevii think they’ve found something even bigger. Tyler Winklevoss, half of the most famous twins in tech, told The Guardian that he believes Bitcoin could have a larger impact on the…

Facebook in Indonesia: 64 Million Users, But No Facebook Office

Indonesia is one of the top five countries worldwide in terms of Facebook users, and recently, rumors have spread that the California-based company is gearing up to open an office in Indonesia later this year. Charlene Chian, Facebook’s head of communications for Asia-Pacific, says the social media site now has 64 million monthly active users…

Somali Olympic Team Gains the World’s Support on Facebook

Most attention the east African nation of Somalia gets from outsiders is for the dire situation of its citizens, who have been ravaged by famine and civil war. Thanks to Facebook, the country’s two Olympic athletes are gaining supporters from across the globe and bringing hope to the country in need. Fans from around the…