One big reason Peter Thiel is moving to Los Angeles is that too much of his investments in Bay Area start-ups go to pay for rent.
Silicon Valley has become like a 'one-party state' where people are 'not allowed to have dissenting views.'
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Sports Illustrated reports: Charlie Ebersol, the son of longtime NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol and director of the 30 for 30 documentary about the original XFL his father created with WWE’s Vince McMahon, announced Tuesday that he plans to launch a football league next February. Show More Summary
It seems the "Next New World" may not be coming to Tahiti after all—the government of French Polynesia has thrown a wrench into plans for a libertarian utopia on floating islands there—as proposed by a group founded by Peter Thiel and a former Google engineer.
Outspoken venture capitalist railed against cost of living and doing business in New York City speech Outspoken venture capitalist Peter Thiel has trouble finding many people who agree with him in the Bay Area these days, but at a speech...Show More Summary
In a rare interview, the billionaire Facebook board member and Trump supporter shared his current takes on politics, Silicon Valley and more after “a crazier two years than I would have thought.”
The Wi-Fi marketing startup on Wednesday laid off about 20% of its staff, less than a year after raising funding from prominent investors including Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, NBA star Kevin Durant and actor Ashton Kutcher
This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the site that had outed him as gay in 2007, was concretized into conspiracy on April 6, 2011. Show More Summary
Aron D’Souza is the man behind Peter Thiel's successful campaign to destroy Gawker through litigation, according to an exposé by Buzzfeed News. The whole thing seems to dance pretty close to the line for what constitutes mainteneance. (more…)
Peter Thiel and his band of libertarian-leaning Silicon Valley-types aren't the only ones scrambling to leave the Bay Area: As we've noted time and time again, staggering economic inequality is a daily fact of life in the area surrounding...Show More Summary
We all now know how it played out. Peter Thiel helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, which ultimately bankrupted the website. But before the billionaire Facebook board member decided on that litigious strategy, even more devious plots were brainstormed. Show More Summary
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel—who secretly schemed to annihilate Gawker Media, a goal he achieved in August 2016, and to force its founder, Nick Denton, into personal bankruptcy—may yet have cause to regret that he has reveled so publicly in his vengeful triumph. Show More Summary
The billionaire investor says Silicon Valley is unprepared for a coming wave of regulation.
A mysterious "Mr. A" allegedly inspired Peter Thiel to try and destroy news site Gawker. The Silicon Valley investor subsequently secretly bankrolled legal cases against the company, culminating in it shutting down in 2016. BuzzFeed News reports that "Mr. Show More Summary
A new book uncovers fresh details about Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who took down Gawker, and Nick Denton, the media mogul who triggered his own downfall with a single blog comment.
it's not entirely a surprise that Thiel is abandoning Silicon Valley and his mansion in San Francisco given the area's progressivism.
Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley's most successful and controversial venture capitalists, is reportedly leaving the Bay Area. The outspoken libertarian will reportedly relocate his home, personal funds, and his foundation to Los Angeles,...Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal reports today that Peter Thiel is right: Silicon Valley is a liberal echo chamber and that’s prompting a lot of people to move away. Here’s the evidence: “I think the politics of San Francisco have gotten a little bit crazy,” said Tom McInerney, an angel investor who moved a decade ago […]
Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other investors who have defected from the nation’s high-tech cradle.