HYPOCRISY IS WHAT THEY DO BEST: The Liberal Case Against Peter Thiel Is The Worst Kind Of Hypocrisy: Hysteria over the Gawker suit is unconvincing— especially when you consider who’s leading the charge.
MEGAN MCARDLE: Attention, Media People: Peter Thiel Changes Nothing. To read the Internet as a journalist over the past 48 hours is to conclude that the media is on the verge of a holocaust. Not the boring old holocaust of falling ad revenues and clickbait-oriented business models, but a brand new holocaust, in which rogue […]
Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. (Finally.) Topics include rumors of an upcoming Siri SDK and an Amazon Echo-like device from Apple, the future of the MacBook lineup, Peter Thiel’s secretive role as the financial backerShow More Summary
Hulk Hogan's ongoing lawsuit against Gawker is starting to look a lot like a game of Rock'em Sock'em Robots with two tech billionaires at the controls. On Thursday, PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to secretly funding Hogan's lawsuit to the tune of $10 million. Reuters reports he's cheesed off about...
PETER THIEL’S REMINDER TO THE GAWKER GENERATION: ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. Related: The Liberal Case Against Peter Thiel Is The Worst Kind Of Hypocrisy.
From Peter Thiel's financing of the Hogan/Gawker lawsuit to the population boom of squid and octopuses, here are five things we learned in Tech & Science this week: Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel quietly funded Hulk Hogan's successful defamation case against Gawker. Show More Summary
There is no doubt that Gawker and its affiliate sites have some of the best writers that ever blessed the Internet. Rich Juzwiak, for example, turns out thought-provoking columns that make you think. Even if you don’t agree with him, his writing doesn’t get you angry; it instead makes you think that he may have... Show More Summary
In a strike back at Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s funding of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, eBay’s billionaire founder Pierre Omidyar, through his news outfit First Look Media, is working to get written support for Gawker in its appeal of the $140 million Hogan verdict.
NEW YORK—Now knowing that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is the man on a crusade to bring down his media empire, Gawker's Nick Denton penned an open letter to the Pay Pal co-founder where he also took on the "billionaire class." "Your...Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO—A startup that helps companies cut back on energy bills got a boost from a prominent Silicon Valley backer: Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan's Mithril Capital Management, a $1 billion fund that invests in high-growth tech companies. Stem,...Show More Summary
It’s being billed as a clash of billionaires. In one corner: Paypal founder Peter Thiel, who’s backing several lawsuits against Gawker Media. In the other: Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder and his new media company, which recently won an Oscar. Show More Summary
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The news that Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist, has been funding a series of lawsuits against Gawker Media prompted an outpouring of reflections on media ethics and censorship this week. Wealthy people suingShow More Summary
Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘net are doing, too. Today, there’s a talk with the cast and producers of the Roots remake, Indiewire’s list of the best contemporary sci-fi films, […]
Silicon Valley billionaire and eBay cofounder Pierre Omidyar is lining up support for Gawker's appeal to overturn the $140 million judgment in the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, reports the New York Post. While the report doesn't say if Omidyar...Show More Summary
What will the death of Citizen Thiel look like? I picture the tech billionaire lying in seclusion, still beyond the reach of the politicians and military chiefs who had long effectively functioned as his junior personnel, perhaps on one of the post-law, floating sea-steading platforms he’s been...
In our profile of Peter Thiel yesterday we didn't get into the details of his political awakening, as it were, at Stanford, mostly for brevity's sake. But it's an interesting episode, and TPM Reader PN shares some reflections: Just a...Show More Summary
Justin Yu returns to help us unpack the new Xbox One rumors, break down the Peter Thiel/Gawker situation and give us some much-needed social advice on when to go in for the hug or kiss on the cheek.
The iPhone maker's brush with a bid for Time Warner suggests it's tempted by bad ideas, while Peter Thiel's backing of the Hulk Hogan suit against Gawker clouds his role as a Facebook director. Plus: Nixing a Lockheed-Boeing rocket contract in favor of SpaceX is a no-brainer.
When we heard this week that billionaire PayPal cofounder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, a Trump delegate, was the one who’s been bankrolling Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, here’s how we framed it: “Let’s get ready to rumble! In this corner, weighing in at 11.7 million unique monthly global readers and an annual revenue [...]