Tag: Palantir

New Zealand's government has come under fire for granting citizenship to the co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, despite him not meeting official criteria

Peter Thiel’s Palantir Technologies a Crucial Element of Iran Nuclear Deal

Bloomberg News noticed an interesting wrinkle in the saga of the Iran nuclear deal as President Donald Trump prepared to make a major announcement on its fate Tuesday afternoon: Trump supporter Peter Thiel and his Palantir Technologies, Inc. provide crucial services for verifying Iranian compliance.

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Vanity Fair Claims Peter Thiel to Chair U.S. Intelligence Board

Silicon Valley was sent into a dither this week after Vanity Fair indicated that legendary venture capitalist and Trump supporter Peter Thiel is about to become Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).

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Silicon Valley Protests Trump’s Non-existent ‘Muslim Registry’

Last week, tech employees mounted protests at Palantir, the Silicon Valley security company connected to Peter Thiel, a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, claiming the company would be responsible for Trump’s “Muslim registry.”

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Palantir: Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company Hemorrhaging

Although the Palantir “unicorn” is valued at $20 billion and has taken over a huge swath of Palo Alto near Stanford University, the company is hemorrhaging top-name clients, bleeding key staff and becoming increasingly unprofitable.

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Silicon Valley: Tech CEOs Moving Closer to Democrat Establishment

The rise of Donald Trump and his “America First” platform is pushing tech CEOs even closer to the Democrat establishment, after two decades of Silicon Valley moguls being able to outsource millions of manufacturing jobs and still get huge government contracts.

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Yelp Loses 4 Stars: Stock Down 50%, CFO Out

Yelp! stock became the latest Silicon Valley darling in the week before Valentine’s Day to tank by double-digits, as big investors retaliated for the 50 percent stock drop since December by forcing the company’s CFO to resign.