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What is Facebook's deal with Donald Trump? The answer lies in an October 2019 dinner at the White House
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What is Facebook's deal with Donald Trump? The answer lies in an October 2019 dinner at the White House

On 20 November last year, NBC News broke the news that Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump and a Facebook board member, Peter Thiel, had dined together at the White House the previous month

Facebook backer Peter Thiel's venture Founders Fund sells its shares in the company
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Facebook backer Peter Thiel's venture Founders Fund sells its shares in the company

Peter Thiel, Facebook board member now owns just 63,550 Class A shares independently.

Facebook agrees to pay $35 million to settle lawsuit which alleged it of hiding growth before IPO
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Facebook agrees to pay $35 million to settle lawsuit which alleged it of hiding growth before IPO

Facebook made its market debut on May 18 of that year at $38 per share and saw its share price languish below that level for more than a year.

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has sold 73% of his remaining Facebook stake
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Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has sold 73% of his remaining Facebook stake

Thiel, who is a member of Facebook’s board had already sold more than $1 billion worth of its stock before the filing made on Tuesday.

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press movie review - Netflix docu is wake-up call for journalism
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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press movie review - Netflix docu is wake-up call for journalism

These are scary times, especially for journalism. The arrival of Nobody Speak: The Trial of the Free Press on Netflix therefore is incredibly significant.

Apple's reign in the technology space is over: Peter Thiel
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Apple's reign in the technology space is over: Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel's answer referring to the fall of Apple, actually summarizes the state of the smartphone industry today.

Donald Trump meets tech leaders: Silicon Valley caught off guard by olive branch
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Donald Trump meets tech leaders: Silicon Valley caught off guard by olive branch

To say that Silicon Valley was caught off-guard by Donald Trump’s election to the Presidential Office would be something of an understatement.

Univision deletes Gawker posts subject to active litigation in bid to start over with a 'clean slate'
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Univision deletes Gawker posts subject to active litigation in bid to start over with a 'clean slate'

Univision Communications Inc said on Saturday it has deleted postings subject to active litigation against Gawker Media Group Inc to create a "clean slate" for the online publishing company acquired for $135 million in a bankruptcy auction last month.

Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media files for personal bankruptcy
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Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media files for personal bankruptcy

Gawker Media Chief Executive Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Monday, according to court documents that name his largest creditor as Hulk Hogan, a former professional wrestler who won a $140 million court judgment against the news website over a sex tape it posted.

Pro-gay Republicans hope Trump's nomination will help repair party's anti-equality stance
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Pro-gay Republicans hope Trump's nomination will help repair party's anti-equality stance

Pro-gay Republicans have held up Donald Trump as the most supportive nominee in GOP history, but at this week's Republican National Convention, their excitement is clashing with the stark realisation that their party is still pushing a very different message.

New share class to keep Zuckerberg at Facebook approved by Facebook investors
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New share class to keep Zuckerberg at Facebook approved by Facebook investors

Facebook Inc shareholders approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting shares, a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media company he founded.

Gawker Media files for bankruptcy, to go up for sale
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Gawker Media files for bankruptcy, to go up for sale

Gawker Media LLC, an online publishing pioneer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and put itself up for sale after a $140 million court judgment against it in a lawsuit brought by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan

Gawker CEO thinks that Facebook and Reddit should be held accountable for their content
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Gawker CEO thinks that Facebook and Reddit should be held accountable for their content

At the Code Conference in California, CEO and founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton took responsibility for the stories published on his site. He also added that the likes of Facebook and Reddit must also be held responsible for the content published on their platform.

The Hulk Hogan vs Gawker story is an epic tale of revenge and hidden agendas
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The Hulk Hogan vs Gawker story is an epic tale of revenge and hidden agendas

Gawker Media managed to get itself into a quite a pickle when it published a sex tape involving Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan.

OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions
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OYO may see SoftBank investment, overseas expansion through acquisitions

Oyo is the largest network of branded hotels today in India, a platform to search for budget rooms anywhere in the country which are clean and of reliable quality.

Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a scientific social network
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Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a scientific social network

Guess who else is jumping onto the social networking bandwagon? Bill Gates has reportedly invested in a Berlin based company building a social networking website for the scientific community.

2 Indians win Thiel Fellowship
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2 Indians win Thiel Fellowship

The Thiel Fellowship, originally named 20 under 20, is a fellowship created by Peter Thiel - co-founder of PayPal and first outside investor in Facebook. It is