Kamran Shaikh

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The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …

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Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

A Tornado Chaser Talks About His Science and Craft

Tim Samaras says there's a lot we still don't know about tornadoes.<p><b>Editor's Note</b><i>: After this article's publishing, Tim Samaras died in the tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, 2013. His 24-year-old son, Paul, and fellow storm chaser, Carl Young, were also killed.</i><p><b>After a relatively quiet</b> …

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

Young boys practice parkour at a beach in Makhachkala, Dagestan, on May 15, 2013. Photograph by Dmitry Kostyukov for TIME (@kostyukov). To see more pictures from Dagestan, visit lightbox.time.com.

Galaxy S4 beats all rivals in our camera tests, except in low light

Moderate light with flash<p>Unless you only ever plan on using your phone in the glorious summer sun, you'll need a camera that can cope with fading …

Will Waze Be Facebook’s Next Instagram?

As has been widely reported and according to sources we have confirmed it with, Facebook is indeed in serious talks to buy Waze for $1 billion, the …