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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 ...


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