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Mark Zuckerberg's interest in government puts his defense of Peter Thiel in a whole new light

Now that we have seen the texts sent between Facebook founder and investor Marc Andreessen discussing Zuckerberg's desire to make sure his stock holdings do not prevent him from being able "to serve two years in government," as Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Say nothing! How Silicon Valley is turning into one giant awkward family Thanksgiving

8 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Since about the time Peter Thiel stunned the Valley by breaking its group-think ranks and agreeing to serve as a delegate for Donald Trump, I’ve been hearing a common refrain from senior folks in the industry: “He and I haven’t spoken.” Max...Show More Summary

Here's What Happened When Peter Thiel Tried to Kill College

When Peter Thiel started the Thiel Fellowship in 2010, offering $100,000 to 20 teens to drop out of college and work on whatever they wanted, he envisioned he was funding technological breakthroughs on the level of the moon landing or home computers. What he actually funded is an exclusive...

Peter Thiel gave Mitt Romney some prescient advice in 2012 — and was ignored

Back in 2012, before Peter Thiel supported Donald Trump's quest to become president, the billionaire tech investor gave sharp advice to presidential candidate Mitt Romney — and was apparently ignored. "I think the most pessimistic candidate...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel is trying to save the world: the apocalyptic theory behind his actions

Peter Thiel, a PayPal founder and tech luminary, upset a lot of people by endorsing Donald Trump. (Wasn't Silicon Valley supposed to be liberal?) He has also upset people by crushing Gawker Media, attacking the college system, criticizing multiculturalism, and more. Thiel usually explains his actions in libertarian or pragmatic terms. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Goes Off On Possible FDA Pick [VIDEO]

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday it was reported that Trump is considering Jim O’Neill, one of libertarian loon Peter Thiel’s cronies, to be the head of FDA. Like Thiel, O’Neill has some really bizarre ideas and sits on the board of Thiel’s Seasteading Institute,...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Associate Considered For FDA Head

Peter Thiel is, bar none, one of the most eccentric and frightening billionaires involved in conservative politics today. As a member of the Trump transition team, he's pushing Trump to put people into government with one single purpose:...Show More Summary

The Year Silicon Valley Went Morally Bankrupt

Peter Thiel has had a very good year. He vanquished Gawker, rode out Trumpism to its triumphant conclusion, and is now poised to influence the incoming administration to his advantage. The president-elect, Thiel said in October, “gets...Show More Summary

Will Trump put eccentricity over expertise in choice for FDA?

Rachel Maddow reports on a Peter Thiel associate being considered by Donald Trump to lead the FDA, who is a proponent of

Peter Thiel to tap two for Trump transition

Tech investor's close associates will advise on treasury, commerce policy and appointments.        

DST Global Leads $80 Million Private Investment in Nubank

Nubank, a Brazilian start-up, also received backing from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and other venture capitalists as investors flock to South America.

Trump’s Potential FDA Pick, Crony Of Libertarian Peter Thiel, Wants To Approve Drugs Before Proven Efficacy

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bloomberg reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering a Silicon Valley investor close to billionaire Peter Thiel to head the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the matter. Jim O’Neill,...Show More Summary

Trump Transition Team Adds Tech Execs

Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel is continuing to put his stamp on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition with appointments of two associates to help in that effort, according to a person close to the situatio...

Zenefits CFO And Peter Thiel Associate Expected To Be Named To Trump Transition

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name two more individuals from Silicon Valley--both of whom are close to billionaire investor Peter Thiel--to his transition effort.

Donald Trump, Peter Thiel beckon tech leaders to Trump Tower

One month after his election as president of the United States, we may get a better idea of what to expect from Donald Trump's relationship with tech as he's summoned tech leaders to his gilded tower in Manhattan for a roundtable non Dec. Show More Summary

Are Your Transformers Levels Low? Try This Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer!

Are you weary in BRAIN and BODY? Does your once-youthful blood need rejuvenating? Did you VOTE for TRUMP? Are you PETER THIEL? This new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is exactly what you need. Watch at bedtime and awaken with newly-restored VIM and VIGOR. Show More Summary

Thiel's Costume for Posh Party? Hulk Hogan, per Sources

Hulk Hogan, with funding from frequent Gawker target Peter Thiel, helped bring the media group to bankruptcy via his sex-tape lawsuit, so Thiel's choice of costume at a posh Long Island party might not be terribly surprising: He reportedly dressed as the Hulkster on Saturday night, when the PayPal founder...

Peter Thiel Dresses as Hulk Hogan at Trump Donor's Costume Ball

Peter Theil, who funded a lawsuit Hulk Hogan brought against Gawker, dressed as him at a "Villains and Heroes" party.

Zenefits CEO may join Thiel on Trump transition team

With his departure as Zenefits CEO confirmed on Friday, reports now suggest that David Sacks of Zenefits could become part of the Trump transition team, joining his friend and former co-author Peter Thiel. A source told the New York Times that Sacks had been in discussions with the Trump team, though Sacks declined to say […]

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