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Right-Wing Billionaire Peter Thiel Is on a Mission to Destroy Gawker

2 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

On Monday evening, Forbes and the New York Times reported that Peter Thiel, the right-wing billionaire responsible for some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies, has been secretly underwriting Hulk Hogan’s legal battle against Gawker Media. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Media lawsuit

The $140 million lawsuit brought against Gawker Media by WWE superstar Hulk Hogan has been funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. While Thiel had been suspected of bankrolling the lawsuit he had never admitted to it in public. Show More Summary

10 Thursday AM Reads

Well, THAT was fun. So are my morning train reads: • The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Guide to Trading on Inside Information (Businessweek) • Silicon Valley: Hippies who dig capitalism and science (AEI) see also What’s driving Silicon Valley...Show More Summary

Romania's Silicon Valley Has An Innovation Problem

What's holding back Romania's talented developers from creating disruptive startups?

Gawker, Thiel, Hogan and the worrisome trend of media intimidation

A billionaire investor who sits on the board of Facebook and helped start one of the most secretive and government-connected startups in Silicon Valley took what amounted to a victory lap in the New York Times on Wednesday for his efforts...Show More Summary

The Star Horticulturist Behind Silicon Valley's Living Wall Trend

David Brenner of Habitat Horticulture is greening up Bay Area companies—from Tesla to Ideo to Autodesk—one living wall at a time. As with many virtuosos, David Brenner, founder of the San Francisco–based living wall experts Habitat Horticulture, makes his creative process seem intuitive and effortless. Show More Summary

In Gawker fight, Hogan may have billionaire in his corner

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — News reports say pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s legal battle against Gawker has been secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict two months ago against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel confirmed that he secretly funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker. Thiel says "it was worth fighting back" against the news outlet. 2. Show More Summary

In Gawker fight, Hogan may have billionaire in his corner

Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, news reports say the pro wrestler is secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. There are entire...Show More Summary

The top 10 coming tech trends, from five top tech investors

Designers will succeed programmers as the kings of Silicon Valley, machines will become as smart as humans, and ambient computing will supplant smartphones in the next few years.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Thursday. 1. Oil is back at $50 a barrel, the first time the Brent Crude price has been at that level since November 2015. 2. Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel confirmed he secretly financed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, in an effort to put the news website out of business 3. Show More Summary

PETER THIEL ON GAWKER: 'If I didn't do something, nobody would'

Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel said he secretly financed Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media, in an effort to put the news website out of business, The New York Times reported. In an interview published Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Says He Went After Gawker for the Little Guy, Like Racist Millionaire Hulk Hogan

11 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel confirmed to Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times Wednesday that he scouted out potential plaintiffs and bankrolled lawsuits targeting Gawker Media, including Hulk Hogan’s complaint that won him a $140 million judgment. Show More Summary

Gossip in Silicon Valley, and the Digital Age

Valleywag’s posts about Peter Thiel apparently raised his ire, and he is said to have financed a lawsuit against its parent, Gawker Media.

Meet Peter Thiel, the Gawker-hating, Trump-supporting billionaire Facebook board member

Peter Thiel is usually the man behind the scenes in Silicon Valley.  He is the person who provided the first significant investment in Facebook and became a close confidant to its founder, but got featured in The Social Network for less...Show More Summary

Why Peter Thiel's Hulk Hogan Support Is Bad News For HBO Writers

14 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Silicon Valley’s Peter Gregory would be shedding hot, expensive tears if he could see his namesake, Peter Thiel’s, plan for the future.

Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system. Ripple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the dairy industry with pea protein. The...Show More Summary

Tip of the iceberg? Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the ancient offense of 'champerty'

Let's start with the disclaimers. It hasn't been established for certain that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has been bankrolling the legal campaign waged by wrestler Hulk Hogan against Gawker, the celebrity-trolling website.  Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and sits on the board of Facebook,...

A wrestler, a website and maybe a billionaire go to the mat

Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, news reports say the pro wrestler is secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Legal expertsShow More Summary

Founder of Acclaimed Whiskey Brand WhistlePig Ousted Over Fraud Accusations

This is some serious drama. Here is a story that is essentially the current season of Silicon Valley, but with award-winning rye whiskey standing in for a middle-out compression algorithm: Earlier this month, WhistlePig founder Raj Bhakta was kicked off the board and ousted as operating manager by his board of directors. Show More Summary

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