Peter Thiel taking human growth hormone to make it to 120

Peter Thiel is known for his big bets like PayPal and Facebook. With his campaign contributions, the Libertarian Thiel influences the Republican party, as Heather Somerville wrote recently. And now he is relying on human growth hormones in the hopes Read More →

Sean Parker gives $24 million to Stanford for allergy research

In his latest philanthropic endeavor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker is giving $24 million of his own money to prop up an allergy research center at Stanford University. Parker, best known perhaps as founding president of Facebook and founder of Napster, the Read More →

Uber to Sen. Franken: We respect user privacy

Uber, fighting on multiple fronts in multiple countries, attempted this week to satisfy one critic, Sen. Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat wrote to the ride-sharing firm asking the company for information about its privacy policy and to answer to specific allegations Read More →

Could Apple prevail in its e-book legal challenge?

Apple is in court again Monday, this time to challenge a federal judge's ruling in the e-book price fixing case. At issue is whether Apple broke the law when it made agreements with five of the six top publishers as it Read More →

Peter Thiel embraces disruption, Berkeley-style

Disruption is this tech boom's cliche. But famed billionaire investor Peter Thiel got a taste of disruption of a different kind in Berkeley Wednesday night, as the San Jose Mercury News reported. The PayPal cofounder powered through his Read More →

Zenefits nabs David Sacks, former PayPal and Yammer exec

Zenefits, the one-year-old cloud software startup that is aiming to upend the health insurance business, nabbed longtime tech executive David Sacks to join its top ranks. San Francisco-based Zenefits announced Wednesday that Sacks, the founder of enterprise social networking company Yammer and Read More →
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