Author: Sabin Karki

  • Silicon Valley, Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You

    Silicon Valley, Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You

    In recent years, healthcare startups have seen a significant increase in interest from investors and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley—and for good reason. Healthcare has long been an industry in need of disruptive innovation, occupied by corporate behemoths and subject to monopolistic activity. These industry practices have contributed to ballooning health costs for Americans, […]

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  • Returning to Nepal: Reflections on Kathmandu and Sipapokhare

    Returning to Nepal: Reflections on Kathmandu and Sipapokhare

    As I returned to Nepal for the fifth time with my family this winter, I had the opportunity to leave the bustling Kathmandu Valley to visit the village of Sipapokhare for several days. Our reason for visiting was to see the homes we had helped build as part of an NGO for families displaced by the April 2015 earthquake, and […]

  • Electronic Exploitation

    Electronic Exploitation

    In May of 2010, as the nation reeled from the global financial crisis that struck just two years earlier, markets experienced a “flash crash”, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 1000 points before rebounding in the span of a few minutes. In those few minutes, a total of twenty thousand trades were placed, sending […]

  • Amid Market Turmoils, Huntington Ingalls Remains Steady

    Amid Market Turmoils, Huntington Ingalls Remains Steady

    As investors turn toward stabler companies amid the heightened market volatility in recent months, one corporation which should not be ignored is Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII). A spin-off of its better-known cousin, aerospace titan Northrop Grumman, Huntington Ingalls is a shipbuilder serving the defensive needs of the US government. Established in Newport News, Virginia over […]

  • Ebola: The New Race for the Cure

    Ebola: The New Race for the Cure

    The latest threat to international security and geopolitical stability comes not from the threat of terrorism or organized crime, but from a particle less than 1/100 the width of a human hair. The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976, during an outbreak in the country of Zaire which killed nearly 300. Since then, researchers […]

  • Biotechnology: The New Frontier in Healthcare

    Biotechnology: The New Frontier in Healthcare

    Biotechnology refers to the utilization of microorganisms and biologically based processes to provide novel solutions to pressing issues in society and meet human needs on both macroscopic and individualized scales. Today, the biotechnology industry is a rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field encompassing agricultural technologies, environmental engineering, genomics, drug discovery, and biologically-derived fuels. Indeed, the past […]

  • Can LifeLock Still Lock in Profits?

    Can LifeLock Still Lock in Profits?

    No one can deny that LifeLock, Inc., the $1.2 billion company at the forefront of data protection and identity theft solutions, has taken a beating in recent months — crashing over 50% from an all-time high of $22.85 in February to $10.70 by mid-May. The tumble in share price occurred following news that LifeLock was […]

  • The Exchange: Criteo, Standing in the Shadows of Giants

    The Exchange: Criteo, Standing in the Shadows of Giants

    You may not have heard of Criteo–but chances are, it’s probably heard of you. Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO) isn’t the latest NSA escapade; rather, it’s a recently public company specializing in targeted advertising, or “retargeting”, to cater to Internet users. Based in France, the $1.8 billion-valued corporation utilizes over eight years of data regarding consumer habits […]

  • Wearable Technology and Healthcare: An Inevitable Merger in the Making

    Wearable Technology and Healthcare: An Inevitable Merger in the Making

    The data collection of consumer habits, experiences, and buyer conditions has indubitably been a point of focus for many of the world’s largest corporations, especially those whose businesses hinge a good deal on coming up with “the next big thing” to stay relevant. Namely, the technology sector, which hasn’t insofar failed to convince the newest […]