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There’s a War on Middle Management and Tesla Just Joined It
One of the decade’s most influential management cults picked up a prominent new disciple this week— Tesla ’s Elon Musk. In a memo announcing a major…
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15 hours ago
In major embarrassment to GOP, House fails to pass massive Farm Bill in face of conservative Republican showdown
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), left, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), expresses…
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3 days ago
The white woman who called the cops on a black Yale student is waking the US to an ugly truth
It’s a familiar story. A black person is minding their own business. A white woman notices them and calls the cops. The latest event in a long historical…
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11 days ago
A first look at APL, Adam Perry Lang's new Hollywood restaurant and meat palace
On a recent morning behind the 1920s-era Taft Building in Hollywood, 20 apron-clad men and women were each cradling 40- to 75-pound beef short loins as if the…
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11 days ago
Every Culture Appropriates
A woman walks with her two daughters at a busy street in downtown Shanghai July 11, 2013. Carlos Barria / Reuters Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In…
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12 days ago
API Gateway Changing Landscape - Present and Future
Note: Below is Chapter 2 from the recently released book “Kong: Becoming a King of API Gateways” written by Alex Kovalevych, Robert Buchanan, Daniel Lee, Chelsy…
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18 days ago
Call of the (Urban) Wild
Researchers track urban coyotes to improve human and wild-canid coexistence Photos courtesy of Jaymi Heimbuch/Urban Coyote Initiative AddThis Sharing Buttons By…
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19 days ago
4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience
New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re…
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24 days ago
Facebook reveals 25 pages of takedown rules for hate speech and more
Facebook has never before made public the guidelines its moderators use to decide whether to remove violence, spam, harassment, self-harm, terrorism,…
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26 days ago
Finland Is Ending Its Universal Basic Income Experiment
Finland has decided not to extend its trial in universal basic income, the first welfare experiment of its kind by a European government that gave citizens an…
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27 days ago
Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry grow closer
Containers are eating the software world — and Kubernetes is the king of containers. So if you are working on any major software project, especially in the…
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27 days ago
Docker embraces Kubernetes with Enterprise Edition 2.0
Above: At Docker headquarters in San Francisco on March 18, 2015. Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat Docker today unveiled the next version of its…
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27 days ago
South OC Mayors Propose New Homeless Shelter at Former Silverado School
By and Nick Gerda | April 19, 2018 545 Shares Share 544 Email South Orange County mayors, under pressure from a federal judge, on Thursday chose a closed…
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29 days ago
Inside L.A.'s other cycling world — no helmet, no cars and not much money for repairs
Earl Garrett, 79, stopped by Paisano's Bike Shop in South Los Angeles last week to get a new lock for a red two-wheeler that's also a senior citizen. The Watts…
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4 weeks ago
Impossible Burger draws environmentalists' ire
Credit: Impossible Foods Biochemist Patrick O. Brown, founder of Impossible Foods Inc., invented a "magic ingredient" that solves what he calls the planet's…
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4 weeks ago
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
Preface Design patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems in software design. They are both exciting and a fascinating topic to explore in…
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5 weeks ago
Engineering interviews: what we screen for – Medium Engineering
We recently undertook a project to improve Medium’s engineering interview process. As part of that, I wrote this document to describe the qualities we are…
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5 weeks ago
Designing very large (JavaScript) applications
This is a mildly edited transcript of my JSConf Australia talk. Watch the whole talk on YouTube . Slide text: Hello, I used to build very large JavaScript…
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5 weeks ago
Starbucks, Chipotle and others are offering up a new employee perk: Paying for their education
Candace Clarke was juggling three jobs, trying to work her way through college in 2014 when one of her employers did something unexpected. It paid for her…
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5 weeks ago
8 Recent Netflix Original Series That Are Worth Your Time
Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our thrice-weekly newsletter here . If it seems as though each time you log…
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5 weeks ago
Trump Plans to Pardon Scooter Libby in C.I.A. Leak Case
WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr., who as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of perjury in…
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5 weeks ago
Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner
‘The tragedy is that it’s entirely within our power to do something about it: homelessness is not a choice.’ A homeless man in London.Photograph: Barry Lewis /…
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5 weeks ago
(1) 5 Secrets Behind the LEGO Social Media Success | LinkedIn
Over the past 6 years, the LEGO Group’s social media and YouTube presence has grown from being nearly non-existent, to a fun and engaging experience present on…
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5 weeks ago
UCI News - Modern dance giant Donald McKayle has died
Irvine, Calif., April 9, 2018 — Modern dance pioneer Donald McKayle, one of the first African American men to break through racial barriers via dance, has died.…
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5 weeks ago
Exclusive: As elections near, many older, educated, white voters...
(Reuters) - Older, white, educated voters helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Now, they are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their…
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5 weeks ago
Prior salary can't justify wage gap between men and women, U.S. appeals court rules
Employers should not base a new worker's pay on past salary because that could exacerbate unequal pay between men and women, a federal appeals court decided…
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5 weeks ago
Iran’s Tarnished Gem
Revered by ethnic Azeris as “the turquoise solitaire of Azerbaijan,” Lake Urmia was second only to the Caspian Sea as the largest saltwater lake in the Middle…
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6 weeks ago
Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit
Victoria Toline needed nine months to taper off Zoloft. “I had to drop out of school,” she said. “My life’s been on hold.” Ruth Fremson/The New York Times…
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6 weeks ago
New Luxury Hotel Will Be 200 Miles Up and $792,000 a Night
Aboard the International Space Station, an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the right stuff for…
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6 weeks ago
Fact or Fiction: Can You Really Sweat Out Toxins?
Sweating is a bodily function that used to be taboo, with women in particular being told they don’t sweat, they glow . But look at any fashion magazine or…
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6 weeks ago
Thousands of Indian Women Find Their American Dreams in Jeopardy
Deepika Jalakam held her daughter Reya with her parents Rukmini, left, and Sada Nand Rao Jalakam, right, at her home in Fremont, Calif. Ms. Jalakam fears that…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | Sinclair's 'fake news' script risked viewers' trust in local news
Get the Think newsletter. Local news outlets are trusted in part because of proximity: When your local anchor describes the world, it’s the world you know and…
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6 weeks ago
Why ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the Feds for $57M
Jared Fogle, a former pitchman for Subway, is escorted to a car by police after pleading guilty on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, to charges of child pornography and…
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6 weeks ago
Rise of 'study tubers' is 'whipping up hysteria' among schoolchildren, experts warn
T he rise of “study tubers” is “whipping up hysteria” among schoolchildren, experts have warned. These increasingly popular YouTube videos - some of which have…
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6 weeks ago
This Frustrated Teacher Quitting Her Job Has a Message For Parents: "Stop Coddling" Your Kids
Julie Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher from Texas, is seriously frustrated when it comes to dealing with her students' parents. After a particularly upsetting…
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6 weeks ago
Amazon customers are freaking out after their accounts were closed — and they say it reveals the dark side of the company's 'totalitarian power'
Amazon customers are furious about being locked out of their accounts AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Amazon customers are up in arms over a slew of mysterious account…
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6 weeks ago
Echoes of Vietnam: millions of Americans are taking to the streets.
Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President…
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6 weeks ago
New York City’s Sewage Shipment Runs Afoul in Rural South
New York City is famous for a lot of things: the Yankees, Times Square, bagels. But 1,000 miles away in rural northern Alabama, it has become infamous for about…
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7 weeks ago
Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature , the body that administers the world’s official endangered species list, announced yesterday that it was…
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7 weeks ago
Mysterious 'MuslimCrypt' App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages
ISIS has long taken full advantage of secure communication tools, and utilized mainstream communication platforms in unexpected ways. Extremist groups even…
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7 weeks ago
The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had
The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew about the…
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7 weeks ago
Why Do Whales Get So Big? Science May Have an Answer.
View Images A southern right whale approaches a diver off New Zealand's Auckland Islands. PUBLISHED March 26, 2018 Land mammals can get plenty big, but to find…
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7 weeks ago
Why Snow in Eastern Europe Is Turning Orange
Snow and Skies Turn Orange in Eastern Europe A rose-gold tinge has fallen over parts of Eastern Europe, turning wintry peaks in Russia , Bulgaria , Ukraine ,…
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8 weeks ago
How do coyotes thrive in urban Southern California? The answer is not for the weak-stomached
Danielle Martinez donned a lab coat, pulled on a pair of latex gloves and adjusted her safety goggles in preparation for one of biology's little surprises.…
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8 weeks ago
Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.
View Images Even twins can get noticeably different results from genetic ancestry tests, due to a biological process called genetic recombination. PUBLISHED…
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8 weeks ago
A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety
It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book…
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8 weeks ago
Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more…
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8 weeks ago
Great Park developer, city of Irvine sue Orange County over large retail, condo development
Orange County has been sued three times this month – by the City of Irvine, the developer of the Great Park Neighborhoods and a local nonprofit – over its plan…
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8 weeks ago
Los Alamitos wants nothing to do with California's 'sanctuary state' laws. Will it start a new resistance?
With about 12,000 residents spread across a few miles of suburban Southern California, Los Alamitos is better known for its good schools and small-town charms…
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8 weeks ago
Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers
Californians may still love the beautiful weather and beaches, but more and more they are fed up with the high housing costs and taxes and deciding to flee to…
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8 weeks ago
Set It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World — ProPublica
Visual Evidence Data and Design in Everyday Life We’ve seen how design can keep us away from harm and save our lives . But there is a more subtle way that…
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8 weeks ago
The Atlantic: How Evangelicals 'lost their way'
Feedback Nightly News Follow Nightly Facebook Twitter Newsletter Instagram More RSS Youtube Tumblr Please select another video. Why Evangelicals continue…
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8 weeks ago
The Last Temptation
One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal…
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8 weeks ago
After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.
A road that leads to John McGuire’s home in Lisbon, Conn. (Bryan Anselm/For The Washington Post) LISBON, Conn. — John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns…
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9 weeks ago
Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety
Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a…
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9 weeks ago
Out of control: The deadly toll of street racing in Los Angeles
V alentina D’Alessandro was at a party with a few girlfriends in 2013 when one of them got sick. They accepted another teenager’s offer to drive the girls home…
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9 weeks ago
This Is What Record-Low Unemployment Looks Like in America
What will happen when the U.S. unemployment rate falls below 4 percent , which is expected to occur by this summer? One way to tell is to look at cities where…
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9 weeks ago
Hacker who gave up Wikileaks source dies
16 March 2018 comments Image copyright Mario Lamo Image caption Adrian Lamo was behind hack attacks on Microsoft and the New York Times Adrian Lamo, a computer…
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9 weeks ago
As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind
View Images Felyssa Ricco stands outside the house in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her mother and stepfather, Kelly and Jesse Portanova. In…
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9 weeks ago
Why Did Trump Fire Tillerson Now?
The White House’s account of the Tillerson firing collapsed within minutes. Senior administration officials told outlets including The Washington Post and CNN…
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9 weeks ago
Netflix's Terrace House: Opening New Doors is a major return to form
Ami Komuro and Shion Okamoto Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Terrace House , the glacially slow reality show about young Japanese people agonizing over where to…
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9 weeks ago
Why Even Control Freaks Are Opting for ‘Surprise Vacations’
AT 8:25 ON A MIDWINTER Friday morning, I’m in Terminal B of New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a small bag, a large envelope and no idea where I’m about to fly…
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10 weeks ago
Buying a Home With an LLC: A Primer
Illustration: Chris Gash In a world where social media is driven by tweets, likes, posts and shares, privacy is an especially valuable commodity. To that end,…
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10 weeks ago
Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?
Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five…
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10 weeks ago
USS Lexington, Sunken World War II Aircraft Carrier, Found Off Australia
A handout photo shows wreckage from the USS Lexington. Aircraft found on the ship were in remarkable conditions. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images…
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10 weeks ago
Why Roger Bannister Matters | National Review
Sir Roger Bannister in 2004, holding the stop watch used to time his record-setting race in 1954. (David Bebber/Reuters) His four-minute mile conquered nature…
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10 weeks ago
The Ordinary Greatness of Roger Bannister
Most of us, at some point in our lives, can for a few fleeting moments propel ourselves forward at Roger Bannister’s pace. Photograph by Bettmann / Getty The…
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10 weeks ago
Roger Bannister’s Solitary Pursuit of the Four-Minute Mile
In the nineteen-fifties, four minutes was considered by some to be an insurmountable barrier—until Roger Bannister ran faster. Photograph by Popperfoto / Getty…
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10 weeks ago
Why the Center Collapsed in Italy: Recession, Austerity, and Immigration
After Sunday’s election, Italy could get its most right-wing government since the Second World War. Photograph by Antonio Masiello / Getty Instability and…
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10 weeks ago
Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?
The capacity for ‘persuasive technology’ to influence behaviour is only just becoming understood.Illustration: James Melaugh for the Observer I n an…
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11 weeks ago
Introducing HTTP/2 Server Push with NGINX 1.13.9 | NGINX
We’re delighted to announce that NGINX 1.13.9 , released on February 20, 2018 , includes support for HTTP/2 server push. For NGINX Plus users, HTTP/2 server…
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11 weeks ago
The Pentagon is trying to figure out the true cost of its costliest weapons system, the F-35
The top F-35 program official wants to know the true price tag of the Pentagon's costliest weapons system. "To better inform our target glide path, I want to…
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11 weeks ago
Yes, bacon really is killing us
T here was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a local…
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11 weeks ago
Why Can’t U.K. Solve the Irish Border Problem in Brexit?
A clothing shop in Muff, Ireland, near the border with Northern Ireland. Andrew Testa for The New York Times The European Union proposed on Wednesday that,…
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11 weeks ago
What is freemasonry?
THE literature on freemasonry does not offer straightforward explanations. Is it benign or bent on subverting government? Is it a community of knowledge or of…
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11 weeks ago
The Foiled Plot to Kick Mitt Romney Out of the Republican Party
In an early-morning meeting outside of Salt Lake City, a hardline faction of conservative activists and agitators voted Saturday to change the Utah Republican…
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11 weeks ago
Making Symfony router lightning fast - 2/2 – Nicolas Grekas – Medium
© Michael Bolognesi — https://www.flickr.com/photos/bollan/8193188812 In Making Symfony’s Router 77.7x faster - 1/2 , we learned how to build a faster URL…
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12 weeks ago
I tried cutting the cord with Sling TV for a month – here's why I ultimately returned to cable TV
Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider After looking at my $100 monthly cable TV bill one day, I thought I'm currently paying $100 a month for cable TV. $100 a…
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february 2018
Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley
Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, is planning to reduce his direct role in the Silicon Valley tech…
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february 2018
Peter Thiel is only escaping the liberals in Silicon Valley by moving to Los Angeles
Peter Thiel is moving to Los Angeles. For about four decades, Thiel has played a crucial role behind some of tech’s biggest successes stories including founding…
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february 2018
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