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Great Job, Internet!: T.J. Miller’s round of alternate Silicon Valley insults is staggering

“We riffed a lot,” is a pretty common refrain to hear about comedy sets in the post-Judd Apatow era, which conjures up images of actors throwing out a couple of alternate takes. But this reel of unused Silicon Valley footage reveals just how insanely elaborate that riffing can be. Show More Summary

Menlo Ventures hires talent partner to help "Fuel" its portfolio

SILICON VALLEY—Menlo Ventures hired a new talent partner away from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as it launches a new emphasis on services such as recruiting to its portfolio companies. New talent partner Jordan Ormont follows inShow More Summary

Intel Capital won't sell off big part of startup portfolio, after all

SILICON VALLEY—Intel Capital doesn't plan a major sale of part of its startup investment portfolio, according to a note from its president on Thursday. "Despite what you may have read or heard, we are not planning any major changes to...Show More Summary

Thiel-Gawker Case Divides Silicon Valley

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s newly disclosed funding of a secret legal campaign against Gawker takes the entrepreneur’s zeal for shaking things up in a new and controversial direction.

The New Four-Letter F-Word For Young Firms In Asia

If someone quits the firm in Silicon Valley to start a company that ultimately crashes, it’s more than OK to go back to the old firm. Supervisors will celebrate the attempt as an educational rite of passage even if it failed.Why do Americans, especially in the Silicon Valley, tolerate failure [...]

There's A Solution To People Abusing Their Wealth: Super-High Taxes

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Peter Thiel offers a case study in the way America's top tax rate is much, much too low. This week, we learned that Thiel -- a Silicon Valley techno-libertarian billionaire who co-founded PayPal, sits on the board of Facebook and isShow More Summary

Gawker CEO writes open letter to the billionaire trying to put him out of business

Gawker founder Nick Denton wrote an open letter Thursday challenging the billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel to a public debate on free speech. The letter comes one day after Thiel’s admission in a New York Times interview...Show More Summary

WGA East Blasts Billionaire For Funding Hulk Hogan’s Legal War With Gawker

The WGA East, which represents the editorial staff at Gawker Media, has issued a stinging rebuke of Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who admits to bankrolling Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit that resulted in a $140...Show More Summary

Gawker Owner Writes Open Letter to Peter Thiel, Asks for Public Discussion

Gawker owner Nick Denton wrote an open letter to Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel on Thursday afternoon, challenging him to a public debate after Thiel admitted to being the anonymous financier bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuitShow More Summary

Gawker Founder to Peter Thiel: You’re ‘Redefining Yourself as a Comic Book Villain’

8 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Gawker founder Nick Denton posted an open letter today to billionaire Peter Thiel in response to the Silicon Valley investor admitting to funding Hulk Hogan's expenses in his trial against Gawker.

What does the billionaire-funded Gawker suit mean for media?

Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire, revealed this week that he funded Hulk Hogan's winning $140 million lawsuit against Gawker Media. Continue reading ? The post What does the billionaire-funded Gawker suit mean for media? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Thiel-Gawker Fight Raises Concerns About Press Freedom

The bankrolling of a lawsuit against the Gawker website by the Silicon Valley figure Peter Thiel has led to a debate encompassing broader themes.

Google Wins Java Copyright Case Against Oracle

A federal jury ruled that Google’s use of Oracle Corp.’s Java software didn’t violate copyright law, the latest twist in a six-year legal battle between the two Silicon Valley titans.

Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley. Oracle had sought $9 billion in damages after...Show More Summary

What Lies Ahead for Gawker Now that a Tech Billionaire Is Bankrolling Lawsuits Against It?

If you thought the Gawker saga would slow down as we creep closer to Memorial Day weekend, you thought wrong. Following a dizzying 24 hours that ended with Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel admitting outright that he's been bankrolling...Show More Summary

Google Prevails as Jury Rebuffs Oracle in Code Copyright Case

11 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The decision, which will be appealed, means that Google owes its Silicon Valley rival nothing for code it used in the Android operating system.

Jury sides with Google in Android-related copyright battle

A federal jury has sided with Google in a long-running legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle Corp. in a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley.  Oracle had said Alphabet Inc.’s Google stole some of its software to create Android, the world's most popular smartphone...


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T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley Outtakes Can Double As a Master Class in Old-People Burns

The season three premiere of Silicon Valley introduced a new CEO for Richard Hendricks's data-compression start-up Pied Piper — the eccentric, proud horse owner "Action Jack" Barker. His promotion didn't work out so well in the end, but before his termination, we got to witness a hilariously memorable scene with ... More »

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Angel Investor and Philanthropist, Ron Conway

An angel investor, Ron is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". His wealth and giving is a reminder that tech entrepreneurs aren't the only ones capable of large-scale philanthropy; the sector's investors are also involved. Show More Summary

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