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  • July 12- U.S. entrepreneur Bryan Goldberg, the owner of websites Bustle, Elite Daily and The Zoe Report, has prevailed in the bankruptcy auction for Gawker.com with what sources said on Thursday was a $1.35 million bid. The sale to Goldberg marks the end of Gawker's nearly two- year stay in bankruptcy court and came as Univision Communications Inc looks to sell the...

  • July 12- U.S. entrepreneur Bryan Goldberg, the owner of websites Bustle, Elite Daily and The Zoe Report, has prevailed in the bankruptcy auction for Gawker.com with what sources said on Thursday was a $1.35 million bid. The sale to Goldberg marks the end of Gawker's nearly two- year stay in bankruptcy court and comes as Univision Communications Inc looks to sell the...

  • *Most railway workers choose more holiday over higher pay. BERLIN, June 27- German companies are so desperate to attract staff that they are falling over themselves to offer perks such as long holidays, shorter hours, flexible shifts and sabbaticals, even though employees here already work the fewest hours in the developed world. "In Germany, the topic of the...

  • BOSTON, June 25- Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Recent high-profile no-shows at the meetings- which are often the only chance "mom-and-pop" retail investors get to ask directors questions- include Alphabet Chief...

  • BOSTON, June 25- Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Recent high-profile no-shows at the meetings- which are often the only chance "mom-and-pop" retail investors get to ask directors questions- include Alphabet Chief...

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Marketing company Didit has made an offer of $1.1 million for defunct news gossip website Gawker, an initial proposal that will set the floor for higher bids in a bankruptcy auction, according to a filing made on Tuesday. Gawker has been searching for a buyer after settling in May with billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel on legal issues...

  • Then-president-elect Donald Trump shakes the hand of Peter Thiel during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City.

    Top White House officials, including Jared Kushner, have given Thiel the cold shoulder, sources tell CNBC.

  • May 17- The co-founder of New York- based marketing firm Didit is interested in buying gossip website Gawker Media LLC out of bankruptcy after a U.S. judge on Thursday approved a settlement with the investor Peter Thiel, whose funding of a lawsuit against Gawker forced it to close in 2016.. A bid by Kevin Lee, co-founder and executive chairman of Didit, has set a floor...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is putting some heavy hitters on blockchain to make sure his company doesn't miss out on the action.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Billionaire Peter Thiel on Wednesday abandoned his effort to buy the irreverent news website Gawker.com, enabling the Silicon Valley venture capitalist to avoid a possible legal fight over his having secretly funded litigation that led to its demise. A proposed settlement between Thiel Capital LLC and a liquidator for Gawker Media LLC was...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Venture capitalist Peter Thiel on Wednesday abandoned his effort to buy the irreverent news website Gawker.com, as part of a settlement freeing the billionaire from possible lawsuits for having secretly funded litigation that led to its demise. The proposed settlement between Thiel Capital LLC and a liquidator for Gawker Media LLC...

  • BERLIN, April 13- Berlin- based digital bank N26 expects to offer its services in Britain and the United States by the end of the year, its founder and chief executive told Reuters. N26, which counts Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka- shing and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel among its backers, is competing with traditional branch-based retail banks by offering a...

  • Signs for company Cambridge Analytica in the lobby of the building in which they are based on March 21, 2018 in London, England.

    It was a Palantir employee in London, working closely with the data scientists building Cambridge’s psychological profiling technology, who suggested the scientists create their own app, NYT reports.

  • Peter Thiel

    Palantir worked on the Facebook data that was acquired by Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie tells members of U.K. Parliament.

  • Peter Thiel's venture firm is backing a new football league to rival the NFL

    Thiel has been pulling away from Silicon Valley and shifting his investment focus.

  • Peter Thiel, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager.

    Thiel has been pulling away from Silicon Valley and shifting his investment focus.

  • Peter Thiel, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager.

    Reports that he wants to leave the board are incorrect, Peter Thiel said, noting that among other things that he brings “ideological diversity.”

  • Ken Langone

    "I don't know and frankly if I had my druthers I would wish they wouldn't," the Home Depot co-founder told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday.

  • Alexander Karp, CEO of Palantir Technologies Inc.

    Palantir CEO Alex Karp tells CNBC the software company is expanding its roster of clients and is now working with Fiat Chrysler.

  • Feb 26- Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have reached a $35 million settlement of class-action litigation accusing them of hiding worries about the social media company's growth prior to its May 2012 initial public offering. Shareholders led by the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System and Fresno County Employees' Retirement Association in...