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Peter Thiel might not be done with Gawker after all

Is Peter Thiel not yet done with Gawker? When the billionaire Silicon Valley investor funded the lawsuit that bankrupted the media company, most assumed the drama would be forever laid to rest. But Thiel wants the opportunity to bid on Gawker’s remains, according to the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Silvertree founder takes aim at Silicon Valley model of building African startups

Over at Ventureburn:African angel investors and accelerators are doing a disservice to entrepreneurs by mimicking the Silicon Valley model of glorifying the pitching of ideas – rather than helping entrepreneurs to better execute on these ideas, charges Silvertree Internet Holdings MD Paul Cook. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel may be laying the groundwork to buy Gawker after clandestine legal effort to destroy the publication

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel may be attempting to buy the now-defunct news site Gawker.com after clandestinely financing the legal effort that brought down its Gawker Media parent company. BuzzFeed News reports that lawyers for Thiel have objected to the sale process for Gawker.com,...

Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Whitman, who oversaw the breakup of one of Silicon Valley's pioneering companies, is stepping down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. HPE said Tuesday that Whitman will hand over the reins of the company to its president, Antonio Neri, on Feb. Show More Summary

Zuckerberg's Wealth Manager Wants to Be a Buyout Shop

Iconiq Capital, a secretive wealth manager that invests money for some of the most prominent names in Silicon Valley, plans to ramp up its private-equity investing, raising the specter of possible conflicts with some of its clients.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise C.E.O.

After building eBay into an internet giant, Ms. Whitman took over Hewlett-Packard and split the Silicon Valley icon in two, with mixed results.

Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman, who oversaw the breakup of one of Silicon Valley's pioneering companies, is stepping down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.

How is Uber still even in business at this point?

OPINION: While no Silicon Valley company is without sin, Uber seems to have plumbed new depths of corporate depravity. There is so much fundamentally rotten at the company’s core that it’s nearly impossible to imagine that new-ish CEO Dara Khosrowshahi can disinfect and rehabilitate a culture gone horribly wrong. Khosrowshahi’s tenure is already turning into an international […]

How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor. He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business. His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship...Show More Summary

Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess

Silicon Valley is bursting with fledgling venture-capital funds as cash continues to flow despite worries that startups have generally returned little in profits.

Instagram influencer calls out diet shake company for their 'damaging products'

Instagram is crammed with dodgy companies promising miraculous weight loss by just drinking their diet shakes.  SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley is obsessed with fasting. Experts call it 'highly irresponsible.' But now an Instagram influencer,...Show More Summary

The Tiger Of Silicon Valley: Glen Kacher’s Sizzling Hedge Fund

Is a bubble forming in tech stock prices? This year's top hedge fund manager says you haven't seen anything yet.

Meg Whitman, one of Silicon Valley's best-known execs, is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO, Meg Whitman, is stepping down in February. She will be replaced by Antonio Neri, the current president of HPE. Whitman, who joined HPE's predecessor, Hewlett-Packard, in 2011, was recently identified...Show More Summary

This Silicon Valley–Style Meeting Can Transform Your Whole Team

“Retrospectives” are common at tech companies and startups but still underused everywhere else. They shouldn’t be. It happens to high- and low-performing teams alike: The ties that bind everyone together just aren’t as strong as they could be. Show More Summary

Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'

A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling to keep parents happy and students in seats. AltSchool shuttered more than half of the schools it's opened since 2013. Parents of former...Show More Summary

How the Classroom is Set to be Silicon Valley’s Next Conquest

2 days agoTechnology : sCommerce

Last year, technology in education conference EdTechXGlobal, released a report with several interesting stats on the global education market. The price on education has been continually rising over the past few decades, notably accelerating in recent years. Globally, the education market is worth over $5 trillion. $5 trillion is clearly a lot but the true […]

AltSchools Dubbed ‘Future of Technology in Education’ Shut Down

2 days agoTechnology : sCommerce

In May of this year The New Yorker ran a somewhat gushing feature on how the Silicon Valley inspired and funded AltSchool company was ‘disrupting education’. The author had recently been taken on a tour of one of six AltSchool premises, the ‘micro-school’ in question being one of two based in New York, with another […]

Silicon Valley giant, Google, looks to vacation rentals as its next frontier

Google is moving into vacation rentals, and the decision is expected to significantly change the way travelers search for and book vacation homes. Continue reading Silicon Valley giant, Google, looks to vacation rentals as its next frontier at Property Portal Watch.

The Approaching Silicon Valley Meltdown

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, To say that we are living through precarious times seems to be an understatement. Whether one lives in the so moniker’d “developed world, emerging, or frontier” there seems to be one constant currently: No one...Show More Summary

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