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VC Peter Thiel Says Just About Everything Is Overvalued, Not Just Tech

bloomberg.com — Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was the first outside investor in Facebook Inc., doesn't think the technology sector is in a bubble, but he's looking to diversify some investments anyway. "Startup tech stocks may be overvalued, but so are public equities, so are houses, so are government bonds," said Thiel, speaking Tuesday at the LendIt USA Conference in San Francisco.

Former NSA Chief Urges U.S.-Silicon Valley Deal on Encryption

bloomberg.com — The U.S. government and Silicon Valley need to find common ground over concerns about encryption before another significant terrorist attack raises the stakes for each side, the former head of the U.S. National Security Agency said.

John Doerr to Step Aside From New Venture Funds at Kleiner Perkins, Become Chair

bloomberg.com — Venture capitalist John Doerr will step away from some management duties at his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and become its first chair. Doerr will continue investing money from the firm's current funds but will not participate as a general partner in future funds, accelerating a transition to a new generation of investors.

Next on Studio 1.0: A Real “Warrior”

medium.com — Padmasree Warrior has been on all the lists. The most powerful women in tech. The most powerful women in the world. Even President Obama follows her on Twitter. And her name says it all. "Warrior" has climbed to the top in a male-dominated industry where the glass ceiling and the glass cliff have prevented so many women from going.

Airbnb explores enabling tourists to book extra services

thestar.com — Vacation rental website Airbnb Inc. wants to own more of people's travel experiences. The company has been testing a service for tourists to book add-on services, said Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Tests have included meals prepared by personal chefs, restaurant reservations, art gallery tours and bicycle rentals, according to people familiar with the trial.

Airbnb Plans to Offer Add-On Travel Services This Year

bloomberg.com — Vacation rental website Airbnb Inc. wants to own more of people's travel experiences. The company has been testing a service for tourists to book add-on services, said Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky. Tests have included meals prepared by personal chefs, restaurant reservations, art gallery tours, and bicycle rentals, according to people familiar with the trial.

Sean Parker Q&A on Twitter’s Biggest Weakness and What’s Next for Facebook

bloomberg.com — Sean Parker played a role in tearing down the music business as Napster co-founder, and then remaking it a decade later as a backer of Spotify Ltd. His latest venture, the Screening Room, sets its sights on the movie industry by offering antipiracy technology that could help studios offer new releases at home the same day they hit theaters, Variety reported on March 9.

Sean Parker: At Home and Personal

medium.com — Star tours helicopters criss-cross perpetually over Sean Parker's West Hollywood home. It happens to be right next to the Playboy Mansion. He bought the place from Ellen Degeneres for $55 million in 2014. TMZ broke the news. Naturally, I expected the " Bad Boy of Silicon Valley" to live up to his not-so-squeaky-clean reputation.

LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner Q&A: What It’s Like Being CEO on the Stock’s Worst Day Ever

bloomberg.com — After LinkedIn Corp. reported earnings last month that showed a disappointing sales forecast, the stock dropped as much as 43 percent. Embarrassed financial analysts apologized and adjusted their outlook on the company. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn's chief executive officer, had damage control of his own to do.

LINKEDIN CEO JEFF WEINER KICKS OFF SEASON 4 OF STUDIO 1.0

medium.com — This Sunday marks the premiere of the fourth season of Studio 1.0 and it's better than ever! Ok, I'm biased, but every time I finish one of these long-form interviews, my mind is blown and I'm reminded why I wanted to launch this show in the first place - to get to know the newsmakers we talk about every day in greater depth and scope.
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Mar 17, 2016

Great chat w @ginab -- big progress on a social networking problem she's been tackling for a decade #Mightyballer! twitter.com/ginab/status/7…

Mar 17, 2016

Wow, Google pulling back on robots, selling Boston Dynamics -- scoop by @BradStone @mappingbabel bloom.bg/1UD62TP

Mar 17, 2016

"Magical Trips" Airbnb plans add-on services this yr - my chat w Brian Chesky bloom.bg/1XxjcB1 @EricNewcomer pic.twitter.com/NcBKeuEzfN


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