His first major foray into technology came in 1999 when he co-founded PayPal with Elon Musk, Max Levchin, Luke Nosek and Ken Howery. He served as its chief executive officer until its sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion, making instant millionaires of the company’s co-founders and early employees. He went on to launch Palantir Technologies, a secretive analytical software company; Founders Fund, a prominent venture capital firm; and the Thiel Fellowship, which every year awards $100,000 to 20 people under the age of 20 to drop out of college and build their own business.
loading… Amazon Echo (Photo: Amazon) Is Alexa about to get a new voice? That’s the big question behind Amazon’s newest Super Bowl ad. In a teaser video posted over the weekend the popular digital assistant appears to have “lost her voice,” news that shocks the world as well as Amazon founder/world’s richest man/actor Jeff Bezos. “How […]
Hill at HotHardware reports, the bug also affects virtually all operating systems from Windows, to Linux and MacOS. Further, and this is perhaps the worst part, the software patch for whatever OS you’re currently running, will bleed off system performance by as much as 30 percent. In data centers, this is a double-edged sword of […]
Searching for new revenue in the cash-strapped and ad-blocked world of media, the blog Salon.com is turning to the new hotness: Cryptocurrency mining. loading… Hotness is very literal in this case, by the way, because any time you visit Salon from now on, your CPU will be used to mine cryptocurrency on their behalf. Your […]