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Joe Lonsdale at TechCrunch in 2013
SILICON VALLEY September 14, 2021
Over the years, the Peter Thiel disciple and Palantir co-founder has emerged as one of the most effective, iconoclastic, and sometimes abrasive defenders of the ultra-rich. And unlike Thiel, as one person who knows them both well put it, Lonsdale has “almost no filter.”
San Francisco skyline
PUCK September 12, 2021
At Puck, we cover Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Washington, and Wall Street not as separate broadsheets of a newspaper, but as subdivisions of a universe that is one big club.
Chamath Palihapitiya at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013
SILICON VALLEY September 2, 2021
Fundraisers and donors across the tech industry agree that Silicon Valley has underinvested in the recall—perhaps to Gavin Newsom’s peril.
General Views of Dubai
SILICON VALLEY August 25, 2021
There's no question that unrestricted inequality is dangerous for democracy. It also allows for ambitious actors to take risks that governments cannot.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott
SILICON VALLEY August 17, 2021
Two strange bedfellows have made a ruckus by pushing the most sweeping change to the rules surrounding nonprofit funding in half a century.
Dustin Moskovitz in 2017
SILICON VALLEY August 5, 2021
Dustin Moskovitz has been reluctant since the beginning to embrace his power as a fixer. But after Clinton lost, he wised up—and gingerly leaned in.
Pierre Omidyar in 2010
SILICON VALLEY July 22, 2021
The French-born Buddhist is among the most subversive of the Silicon Valley billionaires—and quietly on the cusp of a surprising reemergence.
JD Vance at the Allen and Co. Sun Valley conference
SILICON VALLEY July 14, 2021
Drama at the Gates Foundation, billionaire biohacking, and the dance of the Thiel protégés.
Bill And Melinda Gates
SILICON VALLEY July 8, 2021
Leaked audio reveals a philanthropic giant in the throes of a tabloid drama with billion-dollar implications.
Patrick Collison
SILICON VALLEY July 1, 2021
Notes and observations on Silicon Valley philanthropy, the red-pilling of Larry Ellison, "Zuckerbucks," and the future of the L.A. Clippers.
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