Friday, May 1, 2015

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Jawed Karim (Bengali: জাওয়েদ করিম, born January 1, 1979) is a Bangladeshi-German internet entrepreneur. He is best known for being the co-founder of the video-sharing website YouTube. Many of the core components of PayPal, including its real-time anti-fraud system, were also designed and implemented by Karim.
While working at PayPal, he met Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. The three later founded the YouTube video sharing website in 2005. YouTube's first video, Me at the zoo, was uploaded by Karim on April 23, 2005.

After co-founding the company and developing the YouTube concept and website with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Karim enrolled as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University while acting as an advisor to YouTube. When YouTube was acquired by Google, Karim received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google's closing stock price at the time.
In March 2008, Karim launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures, with the goal of helping current and former university students to develop and launch their business ideas.


Chandgaon Mosque, Bangladesh
Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury likes to bring the outside in. For many years, he refused to use artificial light in his studio and worked only during daylight hours. His monolithic mosque at Chittagong pares back the traditional decorative style associated with Islamic houses of worship and features two cuboid spaces without any ornamental detail. Instead embellishment is provided by sunlight. According to Pallister, this light “moves across the interior as the sun moves through the sky, tracking the passage of time between prayer sessions over the white walls and stone floors”. (Credit: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury)

National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by Louis Kahn. 

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