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GoFundMe: My Twitter Campaign (2)

I am building a company that will have Board representation for employees and will be at least 40% female. How would you like to help me? https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW#charity#diyalo#gofundme#techstartup#corporatestructure#globalsouth#extremepoverty#endpoverty#genderparity— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 23, 2018

@_waleedshahid Can you help me get through to @Ocasio2018 about this? https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW#charity#diyalo#gofundme#techstartup#corporatestructure#globalsouth#dollaraday#extremepoverty#reimagine#endpoverty#genderparity This is about reimagining the corporation. pic.twitter.com/dBu8poplDb— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 23, 2018

Hello @GoogleWalkout@clairewaves I am building a company that will have 30% Board representation for employees and will be at least 40% female. How would you like to help me? https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW#diyalo#gofundme#techstartup#corporatestructure#endpoverty#genderparity— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 23, 2018

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GoFundMe: My Twitter Campaign (1)

Hello. @SenWarren, I am doing voluntarily what you want done through force of law. Give me some wind (publicity). https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW@GovHowardDean@BernieSanders@SenKamalaHarris@JenMetzgerNY@LiuNewYork@BarackObama@RepJeffries— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 21, 2018

The corporation needs to be reimagined https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW@elonmusk@randizuckerberg@sherylsandberg@sundarpichai@satyanadella@naveen@adobe@TechCrunch@mashable@engadget@WIRED@RWW@johnbattelle Give me some wind. @RonConway@aplusk— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 21, 2018

In the early stages, my Foundation will focus on writing checks to charity organizations like yours @charitywater@Kiva@UNICEF@Wikipedia@khanacademy@gatesfoundation@BillGates@melindagates, so give me a shoutout. https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 21, 2018

Congressmember @Ocasio2018, can I get a shoutout? https://t.co/cmUkOz88RW We need to reimagine the corporation, don't you think? #d…

Go Fund Me: Reimagine The Corporation

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I'm raising money for Reimagining The Corporation. Click to Donate: https://t.co/Ozrl3PJHja via @gofundme— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) December 20, 2018










Top Google Maps Photographer? Moi

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प्राइवेट टेकटॉक

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In Defence Of Facebook

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It feels like 1999 for Facebook. Microsoft did not split, but all the DC harassing was a hint it was no longer on the cutting edges of innovation. Facebook feels like on a standstill. It has taken quite a beating. There is a backlash.

Facebook is not the next Facebook, and Google is not the next Google, although some of Google's so-called moonshot projects are quite impressive, and in the pipeline.

Today I make free video calls to my parents in Nepal, thanks to Facebook Messenger, although it is true there are others like it. When I showed up for college in Kentucky, and the Internet was the new kid on the block, I had to pay something like two dollars per minute to call my parents. The college phone service was a monopoly. VOIP was unheard of. So when a few years later I came across 20 cents per minute deals, it felt like rocket science to me. Also, at that work study college, you were legitimately paid way below minimum wage. Which meant a week's wages could easily be spent…

John Battelle Has Hit Oil

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John Batelle hit oil. Data is the new oil. And every individual is sitting on their own personal oil well. Only right now The Big Four have it. That should shift to individuals. But oil is physical. Data is not. Data portability will cause the ownership shift without harming The Big Four. This oil well is big enough that it could fund the much touted Universal Basic Income.






Don’t Break Up The Tech Oligarchs. Force Them To Share Instead.
The idea is simply this: Require all companies who’ve reached a certain scale to build machine-readable data portability into their platforms. ....... that one rule, that one requirement: That every data service at scale had to stand up an API that allowed consumers to access their co-created data, download a copy of it (which I am calling a token), and make that copy available to any service they deemed worthy? ...... the example of a token that has all your Amazon purchases, which you then give to Walmart so it can do a historical price comparison …

A Self Driving Delivery Car Needs To Look Different

The car needs to be redesigned. A self driving delivery car does not need a windscreen. It needs to be shaped different, more like a box, a box with aerodynamics. The receiver should be able to scan a code and the car should spit out that particular package. In the back. This could be the next big thing since, well, online delivery itself.

Technology Is But Tool

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Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’ https://t.co/RRfITmw9aw— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) November 12, 2018





When I was back at I.I.T., I had access to the computer so rarely — maybe I’d been on it three or four times. To come and just have these labs in which you had access to computers and you could program, it was a big deal to me. I was so wrapped up in that, that to some extent I didn’t understand there was a much bigger shift happening with the internet.



There is nothing inherent that says Silicon Valley will always be the most innovative place in the world. There is no God-given right to be that way. But I feel confident that right now, as we speak, there are quietly people in the Valley working on some stuff which we will later look back on in 10 years and feel was very profound. We feel we’re on the cusp of technologies, just like the internet before.



Technology doesn’t solve humanity’s problems. It was always naïve to think so. Tech…

Fix The Price, Elon!

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The price. Get it below 30K.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) November 9, 2018


Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Waymo, Hyperloop, Bullet, Boring

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It might only take 30 minutes to go from DC to NYC, city center to city center, but how do you get to that city center? LA to San Francisco might only be half an hour, but who takes you to the train station. Your cousin is busy.

Self driving cars turn small cars into buses, in that you get a public transport ring. You take the driver out, and the ride is cheap. It is bus rate, cheaper actually. This is not just a revolution in engineering, it also is a revolution in ownership. New financial instruments have to be thought up. Instead of buying a house to rent, maybe you want to buy a car to rent.

Transport is point A to point B. It makes sense for the Hyperloop pod to talk to the Tesla self-driving car. You should be able to pick point A, and your point B, and let them crunch the details. You don't get off the pod and call a cab. The cab is already waiting for you and two other people. You will be dropped off at your point B.

Tesla becomes more viable when it starts doing better nu…

The Top Transit System In The World Suffers For Lack Of Tech

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The MTA seeks high-tech solutions for its bus and subway crisis ‘A dire need’ for new products to fix subway delays and move buses through congested streets
New York’s subways and buses are in crisis. As it copes with cascading delays, traffic congestion, and declines in ridership, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is seeking salvation from an unlikely source: the tech sector. On Wednesday, the MTA announced the creation of “the nation’s first Transit Tech Lab,” an accelerator designed to vet new high-tech products designed to help improve the nation’s largest public transit system.

The number one solution is Hyperloop. Speed up the construction of the Boston-NYC-DC Hyperloop. One megacity 100 million strong is waiting in the wings. The NYC-DC stretch will be a 30 minute swing, city center to city center. Which means If it takes you 20-30 minutes to get to the city center, you are within reasonable commute distance. All sorts of small residential towns will flourish w…

Two Cat Doors

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The new Palm is a tiny phone to keep you away from your phone https://t.co/ANp4mA7LCw via @Verge— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) October 15, 2018



मेरो टेक ब्लॉग मा नेपाली भाषामा लेख्दा

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यो मेरो टेक ब्लॉग हो। यहाँ म पहिलो पटक नेपाली भाषामा लेखिराखेको छु। मेरो नेपाल ब्लॉग छ जहाँ मैले नेपाली मा हजारौं पटक लेखेको छु। तर त्यो राजनीतिक ब्लॉग हो। यो चाहिँ मेरो टेक्नोलॉजी र बिजनेस सम्बन्धी ब्लॉग हो। नेपालमा टेकेर ग्लोबल साउथ मा पस्रिने किसिमका टेक्नोलॉजी स्टार्टअप हरु बारे कुरा गर्नु छ। अंग्रेजी मात्र होइन, नेपाली पनि विज्ञानं प्रविधि र बिजनेस को भाषा हो। हामीले देखेको ईकॉमर्स को सपना मा देश र दुनिया को प्रत्येक भाषा बिजनेस को भाषा हो।

मैले केही महिना देखि यूट्यूब मा विडियो ब्लॉग्गिंग पनि गर्दै आएको छु। मुख्य रूपले नेपालीमा। तर मैथिलि र हिन्दीमा पनि बोलेको छु। विडियो ब्लॉग्गिंग को त्यो मजा हुँदो रहेछ। बोल्दा बोल्दै अर्को भाषा मा बोल्न पुगे फरक नपर्ने। मुख्य कुरा भाषा होइन, मुख्य कुरा हो कुरा बुझ्नु।

निजगढ एयरपोर्ट ले भारत र चीन जोड्ने काम गर्छ






The Blockchain And The Bitcoin

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Opinion | Transaction Costs and Tethers: Why I'm a Crypto Skeptic - The New York Times https://t.co/QJr4cFmOfm via @GoogleNews— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) August 5, 2018

Transaction Costs and Tethers: Why I’m a Crypto Skeptic by Paul Krugman
comes down to two things: transaction costs and the absence of tethering ...... the enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies seems very odd, because it goes exactly in the opposite of the long-run trend. Instead of near-frictionless transactions, we have high costs of doing business, because transferring a Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency unit requires providing a complete history of past transactions. Instead of money created by the click of a mouse, we have money that must be mined — created through resource-intensive computations. ........ you need the digital equivalent of biting a gold coin to be sure it’s the real deal, and the costs of producing something that satisfies that test have to be high enough to discourage fraud. ........ cr…

Direct Listing

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The idea of a direct listing is intriguing.
Music streaming service Spotify, valued at roughly $19 billion in the private markets, has also filed for a direct listing and will debut on the NYSE on April 3. ....... A direct listing lets investors and employees sell shares without the company raising new capital or hiring a Wall Street bank or broker to underwrite the offering.

Could IBM Have Bought Microsoft?

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Not likely. Microsoft did try to buy Google, "at any price." And Google did try to buy Facebook. But the Blockchain is not just the next Google or Facebook, it is an entirely new platform, it is the next Internet. There is no buying the Internet.

It would be hard, perhaps impossible, for a company like Google to also be big on the Blockchain. It is an Internet company.  Brave is a web browser that competes with Google’s Chrome. Instead of running targeted ads, Brave uses blockchain technology to pay websites when people spend time there. BitClave lets people perform searches online, and get rewarded for seeing ads. Another project, Presearch, is also using blockchain to try to compete with Google’s search engine

A Small Sales Tax Makes Sense

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It makes sense for the giant tech companies to pay something like a 3% tax to local jurisdictions globally, why only Europe? It goes beyond purchases. If data is the new oil, the people sitting on the oil wells, those billions of people, ought to have a say.


YouTube's Long Road To Monetization

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YouTube was always going to make money, just like Amazon was always going to make money. But it has perhaps needed Google's deep pockets to make it happen. Google has been patient. A wildly popular app since its very inception is still ahead of the curve. The Internet is still not fast enough for video. But YouTube chugs along.


Facebook Is Facing A Backlash

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And that is putting it mildly. Facebook sure is facing a major backlash. The global darling app is seen using nefarious means. This is kind of like when Microsoft came under the gun in the late 1990s with monopoly accusations. The beating created space for other tech companies that became big. Facebook might have hit its high point. It is hard for one company to ride multiple technology waves. Although I have thought Facebook might also have some interesting VR applications in mind.

Here is Zuck's latest missive. He is on the defensive.

Employees have begun to worry that the company won’t be able to achieve its biggest goals if users decide that Facebook isn’t trustworthy enough to hold their data. At the meeting on Tuesday, the mood was especially grim. One employee told a Bloomberg Businessweek reporter that the only time he’d felt as uncomfortable at work, or as responsible for the world’s problems, was the day Donald Trump won the presidency.