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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 2- PayPal's biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers. Stripe, which helps merchants like Apple Inc and car-sharing service Lyft accept payments made by smart...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1- PayPal's biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers. Stripe, which helps merchants like Apple Inc and car-sharing service Lyft accept payments made by smart...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to "many-sided mediocrity."

  • Thiel trashes Twitter, likes Google over Apple Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued and on CNBC Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Uber is 'ethically challenged': Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel says he "missed the boat" in investing in Uber, but he calls the start-up Silicon Valley's most "ethically challenged" company.

  • I would invest in Google over Apple: Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    There appears to be more upside for Google stock over the next decade than for Apple, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel tells CNBC.

  • Sept 4- Fractyl Laboratories Inc, which is developing a therapy to treat type 2 diabetes, said it has raised $40 million in series C funding led by investment firm Mithril Capital Management.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..

  • Stripe now operates in several countries including Canada, Britain and Ireland, and is beta-testing in European countries such as Finland and Switzerland. It was valued at $1.75 billion in a January round of funding from venture capitalists, including Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- A group of influential Internet moguls aim to fix what they refer to as the "big money problem" in Washington politics by, well, raising cash.

  • Getting banks out of the forex business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, founders of TransferWise

    When two friends living in Europe got fed up with money-transfer fees, they knew there had to be a better way, and PayPal's founder agreed.

  • SAC to start keeping closer watch over workers Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    SAC Capital Advisors signage outside the company's headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

    SAC Capital has hired a data miner that has done work for the CIA and the FBI to keep closer tabs on its own employees.

  • Free advice: Don't go public, says tech CEO Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Alex Karp, co-founder of Palantir Technologies

    The CEO of Palantir, one of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley, recently shed some light on how his company has been so successful.

  • Tight-lipped CIA-backed firm shuns IPO, for now Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Alex Karp, co-founder of Palantir Technologies

    A semi-secretive, but widely watched data analytics firm partially backed by the CIA has decided against going public, for now.

  • Who is the next game-changing entrepreneur?     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Andrew Brackin, one of the 20 under 20 who received a Thiel Fellowship, talks to CNBC about what it takes to get ahead in tech.

  • The Innovation Gap: Peter Thiel vs. Marc Andreessen Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    It's a long fall from flying cars to 140 characters.

  • A Look Ahead at the Milken Global Conference Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    For almost 10 years, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has covered the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles each spring.

  • Peter Thiel on Tech's Evolution     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    PayPal founder Peter Thiel discusses the future of technology, and how he would characterize what's going on in social media, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "I think the story of technology more broadly is doing more with less," he says.

  • UPDATE 3-Facebook shares fall as lock-up period expires Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Oct 31- Facebook Inc shares fell nearly 4 percent in busy trade on Wednesday as the company allowed employees to start selling roughly 230 million shares less than six months after its rocky market debut.