• Trump confidant and tech billionaire Peter Thiel thinks Silicon Valley has a sex problem

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    Silicon Valley has a sex problem, according to Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who is an advisor to President-elect Donald Trump.
    In a must-read interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd , Thiel points out that techies in Silicon Valley are not having very much sex, and that it was part of the reason why so many people in the region criticized Trump's comment from the Billy Bush tape.
    Here's what he said:
    “On the one hand, the tape was clearly offensive and inappropriate. At the same time, I worry there's a part of Silicon Valley that is hyper-politically correct about sex. One...
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  • Peter Thiel says the age of Apple is over

    Peter Thiel says the age of Apple is over

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    Silicon Valley investor and Donald Trump transition team member Peter Thiel says Apple is past its peak.
    Here's what he said in a Q&A with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times when he was asked to confirm or deny that "the age of Apple is over.":
    "Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It's not the fault of Tim Cook, but it's not an area where there will be any more innovation."
    Thiel is most famous in Silicon Valley for his early investment in Facebook. He also sits on Facebooks board and was the co-founder of the secretive data analytics company Palantir.
    Apple did have a...
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  • The 7 most revealing quotes from the New York Times' big interview with Peter Thiel, Trump's biggest supporter in Silicon Valley

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    President-elect Donald Trump only had one high-profile supporter in Silicon Valley during the 2016 presidential campaign: Peter Thiel, a PayPal cofounder, Facebook director, and legendary venture investor.
    And yet, Thiel is notoriously private , keeping much of his true rationale for supporting Trump to himself , even as he faced steep criticism from his colleagues in the technology community for his role in the election, and more recently, as part of Trump's transition team .
    Now, in a must-read new interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times , Thiel speaks candidly and clearly...
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