You are here:Home»OKTO.com - OKTO.com

The Daily Fix: The Right to Vote, Wronged; Ukraine Pushes Back; and Legal Pot's Impact on Crime

Don't throw away your umbrella in a rainstorm just because you're not getting wet. That's what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned last June when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act that required states to get federal permission before changing rules on voting. ... Read more...

Meet the Brooklyn Startup that Raised 100 Million Dollars

When Brooklyn-based startup CommonBond launched in November 2011, promising to reinvent the broken school loan system - the platform connects students with alumni investors to offer easier, cheaper loans - the idea quickly caught the attention of the press and the markets. But it was when the 11-person company managed to raise $100 million in September of last year, that CommonBond quickly became an all-star in the New York tech scene. We sat... Read more...

Whether in Cookies or Cars: Buyer Beware

Whether in Cookies or Cars: Buyer BewareThe more companies tell consumers they love us; the more they show us that they don't. Some say that modern retail is really a "war to con consumers."

... Read more...

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent fasterWe all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service.

... Read more...

Whole Citi Bike Thing Not Working Out Great So Far

Whole Citi Bike Thing Not Working Out Great So FarDespite its popularity, New York City's bike-share program is struggling to make money and is reportedly looking to City Hall for help. The Wall Street Journal reports that Citi Bike officials are specifically hoping to raise current rates -- 24-hour and weekly passes are $9.95 and $25 respectively.

... Read more...

NC man accused of sucking on toes is arrested

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man accused of sucking on a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after convincing her that he was a podiatry student.... Read more...
You are here: Home