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Peter Thiel Doubling Down with Big Trump Speech

With Peter Thiel already infuriating Silicon Valley’s crony capitalist liberals by donating $1.25 million to Republican Donald Trump’s campaign, he is preparing to double-down by giving a Halloween keynote speech likening Trump to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

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Why Disney Passed on Buying Twitter

Although Disney seemed like the perfect suitor for Twitter, the company passed on the strategic acquisition over concerns that social media’s bullying, raunchy language and hate speech risked undermining the Magic Kingdom’s wholesome family image.

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 Silicon Valley Cash Failing Effort to Abolish Death Penalty

Despite Silicon Valley executives’ expectation they could lead a national effort to abolish the death penalty by funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into a California initiative, law enforcement and conservatives have raised cash to defend the death penalty, and appear headed


Snapchat Needs to Go Public Before Instagram Stories Kills It

With Snapchat leaking that the company is planning a quick initial public offering (IPO) at a $25 billion valuation, the real motivation for speeding up the deal may be the ability of Instagram Stories to grow to from scratch to 60 percent of Snapchat’s user base in just 10 weeks.

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Survey: Millennials Believe Economy Is Failing Them

A new survey by Ernst & Young and Economic Innovation Group found that “millennials” — those born in the 1980s or later — are a deeply pessimistic generation that is willing to work hard, but is “convinced the economy is failing them,” and is “very uncertain” about the future.

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IMF Agrees with Donald Trump on Stagnant Economy

The dismal forecast in the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook reads like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s talking points — namely, in its analysis that “sub-par growth at recent levels risks perpetuating itself—through the negative economic and political forces it is unleashing.”

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Update on $10 Million Kim Kardashian Robbery

The Paris Fashion Week robbery of Kim Kardashian appears to have involved a 5-man team taking control of the l’Hotel de Pourtalès; gaining access to Kardashian’s room; putting a gun to her head, tying her up and escaping with $10 million in jewelry.