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The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel

The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

bloomberg.com — When Peter Thiel has the first move in a chess game, he lifts his e5 pawn, the fifth from the left and the one directly in front of his king, and advances it two spaces. It's an aggressive tactic, putting the bishop and queen into play, which is why Thiel likes it.

Is Facebook Ready to Be the World’s Live News Network?

bloomberg.com — Until recently, the big news in the world of news was that Facebook was retreating from journalism. After an unexpected dip in the personal sharing that is its core business, plus a mini-scandal involving allegations of political bias in how it displayed content from conservative websites, Facebook said it was updating its algorithm to prioritize wedding announcements and baby photos over postings by media companies.

Airbnb faces growing pains as it passes 100 million guests

thestar.com — "Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Airbnb faces growing pains as it passes 100 million guests

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Max Chafkin and Eric Newcomer "Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Airbnb Faces Growing Pains as It Passes 100 Million Guests

nreionline.com — (Bloomberg)-"Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Airbnb Faces Growing Pains as It Passes 100 Million Users

bloomberg.com — "Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in 7 countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Silicon Valley’s latest startup offering is a whole city

sfgate.com — YC Research, Y Combinator's nonprofit arm, plans to solicit proposals for research into construction methods, power sources, driverless cars, even notions of zoning and property rights. "We're not trying to build a utopia for techies," says Cheung, the project's director and the former CEO of failed housecleaning startup Homejoy.

Silicon Valley’s Latest Startup Offering Is a Whole City

bloomberg.com — Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investment firm that helped produce Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart, is embarking on a creation project arguably more ambitious than any company. "We want to build cities," wrote Y Combinator partner Adora Cheung and President Sam Altman in an announcement slated for release Monday.

How Intel Makes a Chip

bloomberg.com — Before entering the cleanroom in D1D, as Intel calls its 17 million-cubic-foot microprocessor factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, it's a good idea to carefully wash your hands and face. You should probably also empty your bladder. There are no bathrooms in the cleanroom. Makeup, perfume, and cosmetics are forbidden.
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Jul 28, 2016

@timdonnelly @DaveCoIon thinking that NYC tap water is the cleanest, healthiest, tastiest water is the true test of if you're a real NYer

Jul 28, 2016

RT @JesseDrucker: EXCLUSIVE: Did Donald Trump’s executives violate the Cuban embargo? My latest w @wicary:  http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-donald-trump-golf-cuba/ 

Jul 27, 2016

I'm still against umbrellas in crowded cities (and at concerts and baseball games). It's fundamentally anti-social  https://twitter.com/heyfeifer/status/758312989586034688 

Jul 27, 2016

@rustyk5 so what's your solution? just make it nike v. adidas and hold it in dubai every 4 years?

Jul 27, 2016

if you want to understand why Facebook is investing like crazy in VR, read this  http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-facebook-virtual-reality/ 

Jul 25, 2016

@PeterHamby IDK, I get into the wrong uber roughly once a month.

Jul 22, 2016

some saying that Thiel will pushed off Facebook board. I think that's really unlikely. FB needs political balance, and Thiel provides that.


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