All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Peter Thiel’

Twitter Execs Are Too Baked to Properly Run the Company, Says Billionaire Investor

Peter Thiel, Billionaire investor and co-founder of PayPal, thinks the folks over at Twitter should probably lay off the pot. In an interview with CNBC, Thiel called the company “horribly mismanaged” and said that it’s hard to evaluate its potential going forward. “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It’s a horribly mismanaged company – probably …

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3D Printed Meat Just Got Backing From PayPal Founder

Everybody loves a good hamburger. Part of the reason for that is that its a safe food. We all know where it comes from and how it was made. It’s hard to screw up a hamburger beyond undercooking it. Would you still eat a hamburger if it was made by a 3D printer? PayPal founder Peter Thiel thinks that 3D …

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Pay Pal Co-Founder Funds A Floating City…For Science

Blueseed co-founder and CEO Max Marty has a dream. In his dream there is a floating city of sorts 12 miles off shore from Silicon Valley in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. The project, named Blueseed, is an idea that it would operate as a kind of floating laboratory for entrepreneurs who can’t officially immigrate to America due …

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Facebook Investor Rules Out 2011 IPO

Would-be Facebook investors will have to wait a while before the company has a ticker symbol like GOOG, MSFT, and YHOO.  Peter Thiel (re)confirmed this afternoon that Facebook won’t go public until 2012 at the earliest.

Bloomberg reported the same thing in July, meaning this isn’t exactly breaking news, but there is a difference between three anonymous sources and Thiel.  Thiel’s about as close to Facebook as anyone other than Mark Zuckerberg can get.

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The Story Of Facebook’s Attempt To Buy Twitter

In a BusinessWeek article takes us on the journey of how one monster of social media tried to swallow an up and comer but didn’t quite have what it takes.twitter-logo

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Facebook Backer Discusses Twitter Talks

Well, it turns out the rumors were true.  Peter Thiel, who sits on Facebook’s board of directors, recently confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg’s company tried to acquire Twitter last year.  Thiel also got into discussions concerning stock values and ad revenue.

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