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Peter Thiel

Donald Trump's Dark And Scary Night

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The GOP's new big dog blew the whistle Thursday night for nearly an hour and a half and it was loud and shrill enough to reach the ears of every angry, resentful, disaffected white American. The tone was divisive, dark, dystopian and grim.

Silicon Valley Is Not An American Utopia, No Matter What Peter Thiel Thinks

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, described a lost age of American prosperity when he stepped on stage at the Republican National Convention Thursd...

Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention: 'I Am Proud To Be Gay'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Peter Thiel on Thursday became the first openly gay Republican convention speaker in history to talk about his sexual orientation, and s...

Why Peter Thiel's Support Of Trump Makes The Tech Industry Uncomfortable

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology

On Thursday night, billionaire venture capitalist, Facebook board member, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel will speak at the Republican National Conv...

Peter Thiel Wants To Speak 'Frankly' About America's Problems, Won't Say What They Are

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel is speaking at the Republican National Convention because he doesn’t “think we can fix our problems unless we can talk about them fran...

An Openly Gay Speaker Will Address The GOP Convention For The First Time In 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released the names of his convention speakers on Thursday morning, and included on the list o...

Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared as an op-ed on my column in Forbes. Bemoaning the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel-- don of the PayPal mafia, Silicon...

Report: Peter Thiel's Lawyer Going After Gawker For Story On Trump's Hair

Gawker | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media

One day after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal attack on Gawker Media to the New York Times, Gawker reporter ...

Basic Training

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.13.2016 | Education
Terence Clarke

Photo: Terence Clarke There is a difference between education and training. Education is an exploration of the soul--aided by deep study in the arts...

Report: Gawker Exploring Lawsuit Against Peter Thiel

Forbes | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media

Gawker Media is exploring options for litigation against Peter Thiel following the billionaire venture capitalist’s secret funding of lawsuits again...

Report Details New Twist In Peter Thiel's Plan To Destroy Gawker

Forbes | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.07.2016 | Media

It’s voting season for the Emmy Awards, which means that electioneering in the form of billboards rising into the haze dominates the Los Angeles sky...

Peter Thiel v. Gawker: Who Should We Fear More?

Frederick O Daso | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media
Frederick O Daso

Who should we fear more? Media companies who could potentially violate our privacy as individuals by posting intimate moments with our loved ones and friends for all to "gawk" at?

Does Facebook Believe in Privacy?

Carrie Lukas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Carrie Lukas

Facebook users should be concerned if the company is so committed to the perspective of content creators that it cannot tolerate its board members even being involved in the exploration of an issue.

Peter Thiel Passes Up Chance To Face Gawker's Nick Denton

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Media

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel didn't accept an invitation to debate his archnemesis, Gawker's Nick Denton, during a conference put on by another tech b...

Jeff Bezos Tells Peter Thiel to 'Develop a Thick Skin' About Being 'Outed.' He's 100 Percent Right.

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

"I would say that as a public figure, the best defense to speech that you don't like about yourself as a public figure is to develop a thick skin," Bezos said. "If you absolutely can't tolerate critics, then don't do anything new or interesting."

Thiel Shows Why Tech Billionaires Are The New Robber Barons

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.02.2016 | Technology

Throughout history, wealthy industrialists have engaged in vendettas. The venture capitalist Peter Thiel, we now see, is no different. What’s differ...

Sheryl Sandberg: Peter Thiel Will Stay On Facebook's Board

CNNMoney | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel's seat on Facebook's board is not in jeopardy, despite the tech entrepreneur's secret legal campaign against Gawker Media, Sheryl Sandberg...

Jeff Bezos Warns That Revenge Against Gawker Is Pointless

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media

Jeff Bezos did not mince words when throwing shade on fellow tech billionaire Peter Thiel over his war with media company Gawker. “Seek revenge and ...

Jeff Bezos On Peter Thiel: 'Seek Revenge And You Should Dig Two Graves'

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 06.01.2016 | Technology

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has spoken out against Peter Thiel and in defense of Gawker, telling a Los Angeles audience: “Beautiful speech doesn’t n...

The Chilling Effect Peter Thiel's Battle With Gawker Could Have on Silicon Valley Journalism

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

For better or worse, Gawker is entitled to the same freedom as any other news outlet. If it crosses the line, as it likely did with wrestler Hulk Hogan, the courts should deal with it. Silicon Valley's power brokers should not get involved because they have access to resources that rival those of governments. They can outspend any other entity and manipulate public opinion.

There's A Solution To People Abusing Their Wealth: Super-High Taxes

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel offers a case study in the way America's top tax rate is much, much too low. This week, we learned that Thiel -- a Silicon Valley techno-l...

Nick Denton: Peter Thiel Is A ‘Thin-Skinned Billionaire'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton slammed tech billionaire Peter Thiel on Thursday for bankrolling lawsuits that could cripple the digital news operati...

Facebook Board Member Once Wrote That Women Getting The Vote Was Bad For Democracy

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

The secretive tech billionaire who recently admitted to funding a lawsuit meant to crush the media company Gawker is known for having some radical opi...

Gawker Didn't 'Out' Peter Thiel -- Nor Did It Wrong Him in Any Way

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's little sympathy in the world right now for Gawker, which has engaged in questionable and egregious reporting, but Thiel has a lot confused here.

Billionaire Tied To Gawker Lawsuit Once Gave Big To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media

Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel has used his fortune to support press freedom — and possibly suppress it. On Tuesday night, Forbes reported Thi...