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Peter Thiel on CEO Salaries and Motivational Indicators

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Peter Thiel weighed in on what a few signals are that show how motivated a CEO is to be successful, and as is expected, one of they key takeaways is how high the salary of the CEO is. This is true for many companies, ranging from Steve Jobs at Apple...
Peter Thiel on CEO Salaries and Motivational Indicators

All Aboard The Flying Cars: Buy Your Tickets to See Peter Thiel NOW!

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I’m incredibly excited to announce that Peter Thiel will be our next guest for PandoMonthly. Peter is a renowned contrarian who is usually right (IMHO) and always controversial. He is one of the most central figures in the Web 2.0 revolution. He was a college chum of Reid Hoffman and...
All Aboard The Flying Cars: Buy Your Tickets to See Peter Thiel NOW!

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple's big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we're expecting Apple to announce. Excitement is clearly running high for Apple's big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)
Xero: A billion-dollar software company that had five years in stealth at the bottom of the planet

Get Your Last Minute Peter Thiel PandoMonthly Ticket NOW!

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PandoMonthly– our monthly pizza, beer and networking event– is tomorrow and our guest is PayPal co-founder, arch-angel and uber-libertarian Peter Thiel. The first batch of 300 tickets sold out in about an hour, and it only took that long because the initial rush of three thousand people from our...
Get Your Last Minute Peter Thiel PandoMonthly Ticket NOW!

Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

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Insider selling is rarely a positive sign for a company. At best, it's a neutral event: An officer, director, or existing shareholder deciding to diversify his or her risk and trimming exposure to the company. At worst, it's a sign that insiders are nervous about the future of the...
Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apparently Microsoft kept its PC partners in the dark about the Surface tablet until just three days before the big media event on Monday. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took a potshot at Google in a leaked memo about the tablet's launch. "We made search more...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
RoboteX private security robots gets $2.06M backed by Peter Thiel

Xero nabs $49m from Peter Thiel, Matrix Capital to rival Quickbooks and help companies manage finances

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Small business accounting software Xero has raised $49 million from Valar Ventures (backed by Peter Thiel) and Matrix Capital to help further its goal of helping companies with their finances. With the investment, this is the third time Thiel has backed the company. Xero is the small business version of...
Xero nabs $49m from Peter Thiel, Matrix Capital to rival Quickbooks and help companies manage finances

PayPal Becomes A Facebook Credits Payment Provider

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This afternoon Facebook announced a partnership with PayPal in which users can now pay for their Facebook Credits using the payment provider. Since rumors first began about the expansion of Facebook Credits, many assumed that it would eventually become a direct competitor to PayPal. Today’s announcement suggests that this is...
PayPal Becomes A Facebook Credits Payment Provider
Reid Hoffman strikes a blow at the cult of the founder. Is he right?
In the post-Solyndra era, still some (rare) big bets left for cleantech
Online Education Startup Coursera Lands $16M From Kleiner & NEA, Adds John Doerr To Its Board

The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)

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Ex-Facebook employees are building a whole new generation of social media tools -- complete with fantastic valuations and acquisitions. Today's $1 billion buyout of Instagram is just the beginning. The Silicon Valley startup scene is like its own social network. Ex PayPal execs became known as as the "PayPal...
The "Facebook Mafia" Is On The Rise In Silicon Valley (FB)

Peter Thiel Sells Large Facebook Stake

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Peter Thiel, Facebook's earliest investor and a board member, has sold the majority of his shares in the social network, as restrictions on insider selling of the stock begin to lift....
Peter Thiel Sells Large Facebook Stake

Sean Parker Explains What Facebook's IPO Really Means For Startups

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Paul Graham wrote an email to Y Combinator's portfolio companies about what Facebook's underwhelming IPO meant for them. "What I do worry about is (a) it may be harder to raise money at all, regardless of price and (b) that companies that previously raised money at high valuations will now...
Sean Parker Explains What Facebook's IPO Really Means For Startups

Q&A: Dropbox Nabs Early Facebook Engineers With Cove Acquisition

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The cloud file syncing and sharing company Dropbox today said it had bought its first company, Cove, maker of a yet-to-be-publicly-released collaboration product. As far as so-called “talent acquisitions” go, this one lives up to the label more than most. Joining Dropbox are three former Facebook engineering executives, including the...
Q&A: Dropbox Nabs Early Facebook Engineers With Cove Acquisition
Why Silicon Valley innovation has stalled
The Rise and Fall of New York Founders on Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List
Judicata Raises $2M From Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois And Others To Give Lawyers Better Research And Analytics Tools

Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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Peter Thiel. We may have screwed up a little on the Facebook IPO, admits NASDAQ [Wall Street Journal] Facebook stock starts trading in Europe [Bloomberg] The rise and fall of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson [New York Times] Rovio used its $42 million investment last year to pay its owners as new investors...
Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know

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Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel talks about Facebook rejecting a $1 billion offer from Yahoo in 2006. He and Accel’s Jim Breyer were on the same page – “take the money and run.” But Zuckerberg said no. He “barely humored the idea of selling,” says Thiel. Which is about the same...
Would Facebook Have Sold To Yahoo for $1.6 Billion? We'll Never Know

Peter Thiel: Sometimes the Opposite of Transparency is Criminality

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For a guy who’s so well known for small-government ideas and turbo-charged libertarian ideals, Peter Thiel doesn’t seem to mind flirting with a bit of old-fashioned surveillance. Speaking at tonight’s PandoMonthly in front of an audience of 400 in San Francisco, the Facebook investor and PayPal founder discussed how we’re...
Peter Thiel: Sometimes the Opposite of Transparency is Criminality

One year after entrepreneurs gather for Summit at Sea, nearly $1 million is raised to protect the ocean

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In an age of networking and conference attending, “un-conferences” have become quite fashionable, and one in particular has been gaining loads of attention: Summit Series is an experimental events company that serves a collection of artists, entrepreneurs, activists, philanthropists and musicians in an effort to make our world a better place. The idea for...
One year after entrepreneurs gather for Summit at Sea, nearly $1 million is raised to protect the ocean

Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'

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There’s shit in them hills. Have we told you how mind-numbingly excited Betabeat is for HBO’s forthcoming comedy, Silicon Valley? That the network’s inspired decision to hire the creators of Beavis and Butthead to write a TV show about startups thrust us into a fit of giggling anticipation? So, now...
Mike Judge's HBO Silicon Valley Comedy Opens On 'The Shit Brown Hills of Mountainview'

Peter Thiel Is Paying These 20 Entrepreneurs That Can't Even Drink Yet $100,000 To Drop Out Of College

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Every now and then, you'll find a brilliant entrepreneur under the age of 20 that has, say, already created nuclear fusion. Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has found that person, and twenty more just like him. He is giving them $100,000 to drop out of college and become a "Thiel...
Peter Thiel Is Paying These 20 Entrepreneurs That Can't Even Drink Yet $100,000 To Drop Out Of College
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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn

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Acquisition steps up software giant's battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplaceMicrosoft has bought the four-year-old business social network Yammer for $1.2bn (£770m) as the software giant steps up its battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace.The purchase of Yammer, dubbed "Facebook...
Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn

eBay’s got a PayPal problem

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As long as eBay has been struggling to right itself, Paypal has been surging. Now, it may be in jeopardy too. By Janet Morrissey, contributor FORTUNE — Through all eBay’s struggles, PayPal has always been a bright spot. The online payment system, acquired in 2002, provided eBay with growing profits...
eBay’s got a PayPal problem
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