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How DeepMind convinced billionaire Peter Thiel to invest without moving the company to Silicon Valley (GOOG)

DeepMind is one of the UK's most successful technology startups, having been acquired by Google for £400 million in January 2014. Before the artificial intelligence research lab was acquired, DeepMind took several million pounds from a host of big name investors to help it scale up, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn. Show More Summary

The Art of Building a Monopoly

Business Casual made an abridged version of Zero to One, the bestselling book of investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The video presents an amoral approach to the ultimate goal of anyone who’s after ungodly amounts of money and a place in history – a monopoly.

PayPal founder invests $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth

PayPal founder Peter Thiel is investing $100,000 to bring back the woolly mammoth. Read more...

One of the world's fastest growing fintech platforms started as a side project — now it's coming to the UK

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A German fintech business backed by Silicon Valley VC Peter Thiel is planning to launch its investment platform in the UK. Max von Bismarck, Chief Business Officer and Managing Director of Deposit Solutions, told...Show More Summary

An Algorithm Can Pick the Next Silicon Valley Unicorn

In the world of venture capitalists, not everyone is Peter Thiel. The Silicon Valley investor reaped 1 billion dollars in 2012 when he cashed in his Facebook stocks, turning a 2,000 percent profit from his initial $500,000 investment. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel gave $100,000 to the scientists trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoths could be coming to a park near you sometime before 2027, thanks to funding from PayPal founder and tech luminary Peter Thiel. That's according to a new book by Ben Mezrich called "Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Described As 'Great Ambassador' For New Zealand Despite Secret Citizenship

Peter Thiel, the billionaire tech mogul and high profile Trump supporter, was granted New Zealand citizenship in 2011, a fact that only came to light back in January. But the politician in charge of granting citizenship at the time has now defended the unusual move, calling Thiel a "great ambassador" for the country. More »      

Report: The NYPD Is Ending Their Contract With The Silicon Valley Data Company That Helped Bust Bobby Shmurda

Palantir, which was co-founded by Peter Thiel, is refusing to turn over their data and analysis to the department, according to BuzzFeed News.

Oracle considered buying Peter Thiel's Palantir last year — and an ex-Disney exec set up the meeting (ORCL)

Larry Ellison, Oracle's founder, chief technology officer, and largest shareholder, met with Palantir chairman Peter Thiel for lunch in 2016 to talk about Oracle buying Thiel's company, Bloomberg reported. Details about the secret meeting...Show More Summary

Queer Villains Remind Us That Gay Does Not Always Equal Good

Say what you will about 2016—that it was a reeking dumpster fire, maybe, or a malfunctioning computer that needed to be turned off and rebooted—but the year thrust a few magnificent villains into the spotlight. There was Peter Thiel,...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel’s henchman lawyer files $10 million lawsuit against Deadspin on behalf of ‘gambling guru’

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

The suit alleges Deadspin published "false, fabricated, fictitious, and outright libelous" claims about R.J. Bell's betting tips website.

The Free Press Is Under Attack in the New Netflix Documentary Nobody Speak

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

No matter how you might have felt about Gawker's decision to publish the Hulk Hogan sex tape, the fact that Hogan's legal expenses were being paid by billionaire Peter Thiel and resulted in Gawker Media's bankruptcy should frighten anyone who values a free press.

A Billionaire’s Revenge Opens a Journalistic Can of Worms!

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press filters the struggles of America’s press to do its job properly through Peter Thiel’s financial backing of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker for posting a surreptitiously filmed sex tape. It began...Show More Summary

Overhyped sleep tracker backed by Peter Thiel is on its death bed

How much do you value sleep? Not as much as Silicon Valley investors, apparently. The founder of the startup electronics company Hello, James Proud, quietly announced Monday that he's shutting down the company after just five years of operation. Show More Summary

New Netflix Movie Examines the Rise and Fall of Celebrity Website Gawker

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Hulk Hogan, Peter Thiel and the sex tape that brought down the gossip site are part of a larger story about freedom of the press.

Oculus VR Founder Is Developing New Surveillance Technology With Help From Peter Thiel

last monthNews : Truthdig

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, holds up an Oculus Touch prototype called “Half Moon” at the company’s “Step into the Rift” event in San Francisco in 2015. (eVRydayVR / Flickr) Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of Oculus VR, has a new startup. Show More Summary

Oculus Founder/alt-right troll Palmer Luckey teaming up with Peter Thiel to build surveillance tech

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Palmer Luckey, the guy who founded Oculus, sold it to Facebook, and then used the money to fund racist, far-right meme creation in the 2016 election cycle is now running a Peter-Thiel-backed startup to build surveillance technology that could be part of Donald Trump's border wall. (more…)

The guy who sold Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion has spoken to Steve Bannon and Peter Thiel about building a virtual border wall

Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old founder of virtual reality company Oculus, has confirmed to The New York Times that he's working on a new company that's focused on developing surveillance technology. "We are spending more than ever on...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Lystable Rebrands as Kalo, Activists Investigating Ivanka Trump Supplier Are Now Missing

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Freelancer collaboration platform Lystable has officially rebranded as Kalo, and it has received financial backing from PayPal co-founders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel. “The name changeShow More Summary

Yuval Harari's New Book Feeds the Tech Czars' God Complex

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Silicon Valley big shots like Sergey Brin and Peter Thiel are obsessed with immortality, and historian Yuval Harari's new book plays right into their fantasy.

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