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The Gawker/Peter Thiel legal battle is being turned into two movies

Two production companies are turning the lawsuit, which saw billionaire venture capitalist Thiel financially back Hulk Hogan in a suit against the former online media giant Gawker, into films, reports Engadget. The first, titled Gawker v. Thiel, will be helmed by Modern Family director Jason Winer and will focus on the behind-the-scenes of the trial. … Continue reading “The Gawker/Peter Thiel legal battle is being turned into two movies”

The Gawker/Peter Thiel legal battle is being turned into two movies
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Peter Thiel thinks the mainstream media is praying for Trump’s reelection

People–especially those on the right–love to talk about the liberal media. And if we are to agree that such a bias exists, it would make sense that those leading these media companies do not like Donald Trump. Peter Thiel, however, has a different opinion. Today, the billionaire investor, who bankrolled the lawsuit against Gawker that … Continue reading “Peter Thiel thinks the mainstream media is praying for Trump’s reelection”

Peter Thiel thinks the mainstream media is praying for Trump’s reelection
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Secret Palantir deal revealed as New Orleans mulls sweeping surveillance

With the New Orleans City Council weighing a proposal by the mayor to build a sweeping network of surveillance cameras that critics call unprecedented, The Verge reported this week that the city’s police department has been secretly working with Palantir, the controversial data analysis firm cofounded by Peter Thiel. Palantir first approached Mayor Mitch Landrieu … Continue reading “Secret Palantir deal revealed as New Orleans mulls sweeping surveillance”

Secret Palantir deal revealed as New Orleans mulls sweeping surveillance
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Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit

We all now know how it played out. Peter Thiel helped bankroll  Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, which ultimately bankrupted the website. But before the billionaire Facebook board member decided on that litigious strategy, even more devious plots were brainstormed. Thiel went to war with Nick Denton and Gawker over a years-long grudge over an … Continue reading “Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit”

Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit
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Peter Thiel reportedly abandoning tech industry over its views on conservatism

The billionaire investor is reportedly shifting away from the tech industry because of what he sees as its intolerance to conservative points of view, reports the Wall Street Journal. Sources told the Journal that Thiel is relocating his home and personal investment firms from San Fransisco to Los Angeles and has discussed resigning from Facebook’s … Continue reading “Peter Thiel reportedly abandoning tech industry over its views on conservatism”

Peter Thiel reportedly abandoning tech industry over its views on conservatism
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With press freedom under threat, this group wants to archive endangered clips

Most of the archives from the now-defunct Gawker.com have remained online since the site’s death. However, as its domain goes up for auction, that could change. Though a group of former employees tried to raise money to buy the domain themselves, reports suggest that Peter Thiel–who bankrolled the lawsuits that killed the site–is also bidding on … Continue reading “With press freedom under threat, this group wants to archive endangered clips”

With press freedom under threat, this group wants to archive endangered clips
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Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate

Gawker alumni (not including Nick Denton) have come together in an effort to save the now-defunct website. As part of the site’s bankruptcy terms, the website will soon be up for auction. Peter Thiel, who helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s campaign to kill Gawker, has said that he wanted the ability to bid on the site. … Continue reading “Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate”

Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate
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Peter Thiel is finally embracing gay stuff. Too bad it’s the gay Bodega

The Guardian reports today that a backlash is brewing against a startup called Yass, a planned coworking space in San Francisco that’s backed by FF Angel, the early-stage investment arm of Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. A vocal supporter of President Trump, whose administration has attacked LGBTQ rights, Thiel has historically been less than keen to associate himself … Continue reading “Peter Thiel is finally embracing gay stuff. Too bad it’s the gay Bodega”

Peter Thiel is finally embracing gay stuff. Too bad it’s the gay Bodega
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Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media

Today is the first anniversary of Gawker‘s demise. The website, while hated by many, was the go-to site for snark, unvarnished takes, and courageous scoops that other outlets wouldn’t dare publish. Gawker was ultimately killed by money and power. Hulk Hogan’s successful lawsuit against it–bankrolled by tech billionaire Peter Thiel–led to its bankruptcy and eventual fire … Continue reading “Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media”

Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media
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