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Snoop Dogg Now Owns Part of Reddit

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Reddit announced today that it raised $50 million in its latest round of fundraising from a host of big-name venture capitalists: Peter Thiel, Marc Andreesen, Alfred Lin, and Snooooooooooooooop.

Reddit’s $50M funding round highlights the tech industry’s hypocritical privacy views

15 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Reddit announced yesterday that it has closed a $50 million funding round from investors like Y Combinator president Sam Altman, Peter Thiel, and Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin. (A number of Pando investors, including Marc Andreessen of...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel's Radical Political Vision

20 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The right-leaning tech billionaire offers a look into how Silicon Valley could transform the way we think about politics.

Reddit Closes $50 Million Round, Will Give 10% Back to Users

Reddit announced a $50 million funding round on Tuesday, led by Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator. Other notable investors include Peter Thiel, Jared Leto, Snoop Dogg and Reddit CEO Yishan Wong. From the announcement: We’re planning...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel: Feeling Lucky Is Just An Excuse For Not Working Hard Enough

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates all credit their success to luck. Peter Thiel, the serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and billionaire has a different take on it. In his new book, "Zero to One," he explains why he rejects...Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Says Europe Is 'A Slacker With Low Expectations'

PayPal founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist Peter Thiel isn't much of a fan of Europe, according to a video interview with the Financial Times. "I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations, they're not working hard to change things. Show More Summary

Today in “Peter Thiel says things.” Does society really hate tech?

Peter Thiel is very good at saying things. The PayPal founder/Facebook investor/possible-libertarian-supervillain is eloquent and quick-witted, with a penchant for boiling down big concepts into bite-sized truisms. “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters” is his signature line. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Talks to Digits, Part 2: The World Hates Tech

Tech investor Peter Thiel says that, fundamentally, our society hates tech.

Need We Fear the Robot Uprising?: Monday Focus for September 28, 2014

The extremely sharp but differently-thinking Peter Thiel: Peter Thiel: [Robots Are Our Saviours, Not the Enemy:][1] "Americans today dream less often of feats that computers will help us to accomplish... >...[and] more and more we have nightmares about computers taking away our jobs.... Show More Summary

Twitter Inc (TWTR) CEO Goofs on Iranian President Over Censorship

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) CEO Dick Costolo is proving to be adept at using the service for which he is the head. He brilliantly sloughed off the controversy over Peter Thiel’s pot smoking allegations in a tweet a little over a week ago, and now he’s expertly confronted Iran’s president over that country’s censorship, as reported […]

Morning Must-Read: Peter Theil: Robots Are Our Saviours, Not the Enemy

The extremely sharp but differently-thinking Peter Thiel: Peter Thiel: [Robots Are Our Saviours, Not the Enemy:][1] "Americans today dream less often of feats that computers will help us to accomplish... >...[and] more and more we have nightmares about computers taking away our jobs.... Show More Summary

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1. A look at how Songdo is coming along. 2. Scott Sumner on a guaranteed annual income. 3. Ross Douthat on cults and secrets and innovation and Peter Thiel. 4. Will Boisvert reviews the new Naomi Klein book. 5. Sydney Push. 6. Interview with the great Lee Perry at age seventy-eight.

Tech Investor Peter Thiel Slams Europe’s “Pervasive Pessimism”

Tech investor Peter Thiel has a theory about why the European Union is gunning for American tech companies: jealousy.

Twitter - EPS And Revenue Estimates Still Headed Higher - Like For A Trade

By Brian Gilmartin, CFA: Maybe "Do a Hit and They Must Acquit" would be a better title, which would be a smart-aleck combo of Peter Thiel and the late Johnnie Cochran, but when Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) reports their Q3 '14 earnings (tentatively...Show More Summary

10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine

Ray Kurzweil says technology is improving at an exponential rate. Peter Thiel says technological innovations couldn’t live up to the expectations. There are plenty of philosophies and schools of thought, but regarding the future of medicine, only two things are certain. Technology will not solve the problems that healthcare faces globally today. And the human […]

Peter Thiel's Zero to One Might Be the Best Business Book I've Read

The founder of PayPal has written a lucid treatise on capitalism and entrepreneurship

Why You'd Be Insane To Skip College For Startup Dreams

Given the gold rush going on in Silicon Valley right now, it's not surprising that some young entrepreneurs think it's time to drop out and start a company. Nor that billionaire VCs like Peter Thiel have started paying kids to skip school and build startups. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel's 6 favorite books that predict the future

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random House, $17). The weirdest idea anyone ever had about the future is that we should expect it to look like the past — but that's what the reigning science of statistics assumes. Nassim Taleb has not been fooled; he is the single best guide to understanding uncertainty. Show More Summary

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Not so Mismanaged or Stoned on Pot After All: Thiel

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has been granted a reprieve and all charges dropped for the alleged crimes of mismanagement and too much pot smoking that had been levied against them by billionaire investor and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel. In an interview with Business Insider today, Thiel took a step back from his comments, which were made […]

3 Reasons Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Twitter

Here are three reasons Twitter's leadership and culture are actually very strong, despite the recent harsh words from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel.

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