Jon Shrestha

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Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

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Common Pitfalls in Technology Naming

<i>Aaron Hall is the Associate Director of Naming at Siegel+Gale.</i><p>While naming your new tech product or company can be a lot of fun, it certainly isn’t easy. When approaching naming for the first or tenth time, there are some common pitfalls and traps in which companies tend to get caught.<p>While it …

A Stanford engineer built the fake compression algorithm in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

The creators of HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i> could have glossed over the breakthrough technology behind fictional start-up Pied Piper, but instead they reached out to a Stanford professor for some help crafting a compression algorithm that seemed perfectly plausible on the surface. Ultimately, Ph.D student …

Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here.</i><p>In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that …

Here's Why the Mac Is Beating the PC Right Now

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

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BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator’s Dilemma

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Yared is the Founder & CTO of Sapho and was formerly the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive.</i><p>Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume …

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and</i> …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

China’s Baidu follows in Google’s footsteps as it reveals it’s working on partial self-drive cars

Google took the wraps off its self-driving cars in May, and now Baidu — commonly known as China’s Google — has also revealed that it is working on a similar project. Kai Yu, the head of Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning, told TNW in an interview that the company doesn’t view it as a driverless …

Why Doesn’t Facebook Want to Brag About Its Billion-Dollar App Ad Business?

Sure, Facebook makes a ton of money from app install ads. But the company doesn't want to focus on that.<p>Did you think that Facebook’s amazing mobile ad story — mobile was a big, troublesome zero two years ago, and 62 percent of the company’s ad revenue yesterday — was fueled by app install …

Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

Amazon‘s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you might want to add YouTube to that list of would-be …

Max Levchin’s latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use

My gchat pinged. “Why do you have Glow? Isn’t that the pregnancy app?” a Gigaom co-worker asked me.<p>Such was my introduction to the latest product to …

LEAKED: This May Be Your Best Look Yet At Motorola's Next Big Smartphone

A new report from Android Police contains a ton of high-resolution images claiming to show a near final build of Motorola's successor to the Moto X — the Moto X+1.<p>The device shown in these photos features a slightly larger design than the current Moto X and a customized wooden back.<p>The edges are …

What does Amazon care for losses? Its plan is for world domination

America's willingness to back the pioneering entrepreneurs that have transformed its industries and fuelled its economy should not be underestimated. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison and, more recently, Steve Jobs, those who have harnessed technology to create vast wealth cast a long shadow over …

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

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Assad says Syrian rebels may block access to chemical weapons sites

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, says his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites but that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.<p>In an interview with Chinese state TV, Assad said Damascus was dedicated to implementing the …

Snake found on Qantas plane at Sydney airport, forcing delay

Qantas appears to have a snake problem. For the second time this year a snake has been found trying to hitch a lift on a plane, this time forcing hundreds of passengers to spend a night in a Sydney hotel instead of jetting off to Japan.<p>About an hour before the 9.30pm QF21 flight to Tokyo's Narita …