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LONDON — Both Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir and a daughter of the former Google chairman Eric Schmidt had connections to Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook user information, according to documents seen by The New York Times. "We learned today that an employee, ...
Two production outfits are planning to make films tackling the Peter Thiel-backed Hulk Hogan case that brought down the once-thriving online media ... According to Holiday's AMA, though, the billionaire has been looking for a plaintiff to back for quite some time, and Hogan just happened to be the perfect ...

Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Calls This Crypto a Disaster Hedge, Like Gold ... Billionaire Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook, says that Bitcoin has tremendous value as a store of wealth and not as a currency — but he is still banking on it in a big way. “I would be long Bitcoin, ...
Instead, the movie will focus on the important individuals behind the scenes, including Nick Denton, owner of Gawker Media; A.J. Daulerio, the editor who published the tape; and billionaire Peter Thiel, who secretly helped finance the Hogan defense in hopes to ensure a victory for the plaintiff as well as ...
Another of Thiel's odd investments under discussion today is in a cryptocurrency—an idea that most old-school billionaires have shunned. But Thiel obviously sees some potential in it that's elusive to ordinary eyes. To Thiel, his cryptocurrency investment is his hedge against the potential collapse of our ...
While many politicians and heads of corporations continue to lambast cryptocurrencies, PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has backed Bitcoin yet again, calling the virtual currency the future of finance. Thiel has been a vocal proponent of Bitcoin for some time now, and has been ...

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) founder and billionaire Peter Thiel praised bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, indicating that in time, it will squeeze out smaller rivals such as ethereum. Thiel made the remarks at a talk at the Economic Club of New York on Thursday. The angel ...
Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel: If Trump Runs Again, He Will Win ... are underestimating President Donald Trump's chances for reelection just as Republicans doubted Barack Obama's reelection bid in 2012, outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel said on Thursday.
One of Facebook's first major investors has revealed that he has a direct line to US President Donald Trump, a comment certain to stoke the controversy surrounding the social network and its political influence. Peter Thiel, the billionaire Paypal co-founder and one of Facebook's founding board members ...
Peter Thiel's dream of a libertarian utopia in the middle of the ocean may have finally sunk. Radio New Zealand is reporting that the French Polynesian government has not renewed its agreement to help the Seasteading Institute, a group created in Silicon Valley, build a permanent and politically ...
Peter Thiel is Silicon Valley's homegrown Cassandra. He warned for years that the big tech companies were arrogant and clueless and less good for mankind than they believed. Comeuppance, the billionaire investor warned, was coming. Trouble has now arrived. Unfortunately for Mr. Thiel, the storm is ...
In the spring of 2011, tech billionaire Peter Thiel and Aron D'Souza, an ambitious young Australian lawyer, sat in a restaurant and plotted the destruction of Gawker Media. Thiel had been looking for a way to strike back at the company after he had been outed by its tech blog ValleyWag in 2007. D'Souza ...
Today, however, some of those companies are more dominant than even the robber barons of old. At his apex, the oil billionaire J. Paul Getty was the richest man in the world, worth about $11 billion, adjusted for inflation. Today, there are 53 tech billionaires in California alone, and 78 in the United States; ...
Behind the scenes of this tawdry affair, a more shocking story was playing out, in which Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor, seemed to be exorcising a deep grudge against Gawker by bankrolling Hogan's lawsuit to destroy the ..... There are many scary things this class of billionaires can do with their money.
The life and rise of billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Trump's biggest Silicon Valley supporter — who might be moving to Los Angeles ... Peter Thiel Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley's most successful and controversial venture capitalists, is reportedly leaving the Bay Area.
And one place in particular, thousands of miles away from North Korea, ISIS and all the social tensions in Europe and the United States, is seen by some as the ideal 'safe' place for billionaires: New Zealand. Peter Thiel, the billionaire behind PayPal, is among those tech giants who see New Zealand as a ...
Peter Thiel is no longer scheduled to appear at SXSW 2018 to talk about his secret funding of lawsuits that led to the bankruptcy of Gawker Media. Thiel had been scheduled to appear at the Austin, Texas, conference on March 10 in a discussion with writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday, author of the ...

Billionaire Peter Thiel is building a panic room into his house in New Zealand — and it could be part of a new Doomsday trend ... plans to reside in New Zealand after gaining citizenship, and that he'd rather be "an enthusiastic supporter of the country," the billionaire went on to make a number of real estate ...
Palantir, a secretive company co-founded by billionaire Peter Thiel, worked with Cambridge Analytica, the political analysis firm that harvested data from Facebook users, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told U.K. lawmakers Tuesday. Wylie claimed that Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix was ...
Unfavorable coverage of billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel in the digital pages of Gawker allegedly caused the anti-democracy libertarian to seek vengeance against the gossip site, a personal vendetta that culminated with him furtively bankrolling wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against the site that ...
At his apex, the oil billionaire J. Paul Getty was the richest man in the world, worth about $11 billion, inflation adjusted. Today, there are 53 tech billionaires in California alone, and 78 in the United States; Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates (both of course in Seattle), and Mark Zuckerberg each have fortunes in excess of ...
It subsequently came out that billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel had secretly funded the legal efforts in a bid to destroy the company — and according to new reports, he was aided in that quest by a mysterious "Mr. A." On Friday, BuzzFeed News published a story alleging that it was an Oxford-educated finance ...
Billionaire Peter Thiel is pulling back from the tech industry in Silicon Valley due to his frustration with the left-leaning, liberal nature of San Francisco and the Bay Area. During an appearance last month at Stanford, Thiel said: "Silicon Valley is a one-party state. That's when you get in trouble politically in our ...
The life and rise of billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Trump's biggest Silicon Valley supporter — who might be moving to Los Angeles. Prachi Bhardwaj. 4h ... Peter Thiel Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley's most successful and controversial venture capitalists, is reportedly leaving the Bay Area.
And one place in particular, thousands of miles away from North Korea, ISIS and all the social tensions in Europe and the United States, is seen by some as the ideal 'safe' place for billionaires: New Zealand. Peter Thiel, the billionaire behind PayPal, is among those tech giants who see New Zealand as a ...
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is moving to Los Angeles from San Francisco and has considered scaling back his involvement with Silicon Valley — perhaps even leaving Facebook's board. A co-founder of PayPal and an early Facebook investor who funded the lawsuit that shuttered Gawker, Thiel is said ...
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is relocating his home and personal investment firms to Los Angeles from San Francisco and scaling back his involvement in the tech industry, people familiar with his thinking said, marking a rupture between Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative. Thiel has also ...
Peter Thiel is building a panic room in his New Zealand property, and it could be a sign that he's part of a growing number of American millionaires ... to reside in New Zealand after gaining citizenship, and that he'd rather be "an enthusiastic supporter of the country," the billionaire went on to make a number ...
But the app has been at the center of a social media maelstrom the past week organized around the #deleteHQ hashtag, with calls to delete the app in protest of its newfound connection to billionaire investor and tech mogul Peter Thiel. The news broke last Thursday that the Founders Fund venture firm had ...
HQ Trivia, the live trivia app that has become a surprise phenomenon, is now receiving funding backed by gay billionaire Peter Thiel causing some former fans to start a campaign urging people to #DeleteHQ. The app goes live twice a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends to give participants the ...
HQ Trivia Users Deleting App After Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel Named Investor. The #DeleteHQ ... It was announced earlier this week that the popular app, on which 1 million people play trivia every day, will raise $15 million from billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Cyan Banister, a ...
Gawker's posts will be captured and saved by the non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, following a report that venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants to ... The archive will focus on preserving the entire sites of “news outlets we deem to be especially vulnerable to the 'billionaire problem,'” Higgins wrote.
... million to expand beyond its current market of Colorado, Washington, Nevada and Oregon. That brings its total funding to $29.5 million. Earlier this month, a private equity firm backed by billionaire Peter Thiel said it has amassed $200 million for its cannabis portfolio, which includes the official brand of the ...
Billionaire Peter Thiel: Investment Philosophy, Bitcoin and A.I (2017). Date. 1/21/2018 4:33:35 PM ... (MENAFN - ValueWalk) An interview with billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder Valar Ventures, Peter Thiel. In this interview, Peter discusses how he approaches investing and what sectors he is most interested in.
Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor and Trump supporter, summed up his candidate's appeal -- and what the press didn't understand -- not long before Election Day. "I think one thing that should be distinguished here is that the media is always taking Trump literally," he said. "It never takes him seriously, but ...
PETER Thiel, the man who funded former wrestler Hulk Hogan's legal claim against Gawker over the publication of a leaked sex tape, has made a bid to buy ... According to Reuters, which first reported the story, the move could potentially allow the billionaire to remove stories about himself from the internet, ...
As Reuters reported, “Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said.” Bloomberg explains, “Although media company ...
“PayPal cofounder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel—really the only significant Silicon Valley voice to support Trump—was warned by another billionaire and longtime Trump friend that Trump would, in an explosion of flattery, offer Thiel his undying friendship. Everybody says you're great, you and ...
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is exploring starting a conservative news outlet, with backing from the powerful Mercer family and a cast of Fox News celebrities, according to revelations in a new book and a report from BuzzFeed News. Last May, Thiel was set to meet with former Fox News chairman Roger ...
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is exploring starting a conservative news outlet, with backing from the powerful Mercer family and a cast of Fox News celebrities, according to revelations in a new book and a report from BuzzFeed News. Last May, Thiel was set to meet with former Fox News Chairman Roger ...
But as Wolff reports in his forthcoming book, the Mercer's public distancing from Bannon comes as billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel is reportedly mulling the creation of a conservative news network—and discussing that idea with the Mercers. Thiel and the Mercers were major donors to Trump's ...
He'll face the Fox. Thiel, an early supporter of both Facebook and President Trump, reportedly wants to launch a new conservative network, backed by Republican media luminaries and cash from hedge fund mogul Robert Mercer — who recently announced he's selling his stake in Breitbart News.
The price of Bitcoin increased by 13.5 per cent to US$15,017 ($21,187) after a report found billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and co-founder of Paypal, had heavily invested in the cryptocurrency. Thiel's venture capital firm, Founders Fund, bought around US$15 to US$20 million ($21.1m ...
Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has amassed hundreds of millions of dollars of the volatile cryptocurrency. The bet has been spread across several of the firm's most recent funds, including one that began investing in mid-2017 and made bitcoin one of its first investments.
Donald Trump's favorite news channel, Fox News, may have a new right-wing cable rival competing for the president's affections. Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist who funded pro wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against now-defunct gossip website Gawker, is reportedly looking to ...
Founders Fund, the venture capital fund started by famed Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, is holding "hundreds of millions of ... Last year, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss became "bitcoin billionaires," seeing a spectacular return on their investment of $11 million in the currency five years ...
Do you want to know the important finance and investment philosophy? Do you want to know how billionaire Peter Thiel approaches investing? In this video, you will learn from American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, political activist, and author, Peter Thiel about how you can approach ...
Nearly a decade ago, billionaire Peter Thiel cofounded a nonprofit called Seasteading Institute, and contributed seed funding toward what could become the world's first floating city. By 2020, the Institute aims to build a dozen floating islands in French Polynesia featuring homes, restaurants, offices, schools ...
Gawker was shut down last year after a secret, decade-long campaign waged by the billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel. But the site, where I worked as a reporter for three years, was the first news outlet to air allegations of misconduct against Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey and other members of the political ...
Technology billionaire Peter Thiel has made a rare visit to New Zealand, checking out an art gallery hosting an exhibition by prominent local artist Simon Denny exploring some of his more outlandish ideas. The exhibit, on show at the Michael Lett gallery until December 22, has Denny using the medium of ...


 

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