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WHO IS PETER THIEL?

Peter ThielTristan Fewings/Getty Images<p>Peter Thiel is today known as one of the most successful and colorful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.<p>He came to fame and fortune by co-founding PayPal and then as an early investor in Facebook and is now is trying to stop aging and death, find …

Indian E-Commerce Is on Fire. What Will Amazon and Alibaba Do About It?

Do the two global powers build, buy or partner?<p>The hottest e-commerce market in the world isn’t in the U.S. or China. It’s in India, and that poses a big challenge to Amazon and Alibaba as their global ambitions grow.<p>On Saturday, Flipkart — perhaps the most popular online shopping site in India — …

Mobile-Ad Innovator Explains How To Catch Tech Waves

Anyone wanting a long career in technology needs to launch winning ideas in different eras. The ultimate model is Steve Jobs, who dazzled the world with Apple computers in the 1980s and then followed up two decades later with world-changing innovations in smartphones and tablets. But for less …

First look at Simband, Samsung's health-tracking wearable of the future

When Samsung first revealed its health-focused wearable Simband earlier this year, the still-speculative device seemed more like an experiment than …

Why I’m a remote CEO

Like so many other CEOs I founded my startup, 15Five, in San Francisco. Located in the Runway incubator, directly below the swanky Twitter compound on Market Street, we’re based at “startup ground-zero.”<p>But I don’t live and work in San Francisco. In fact, I’m based one state (and an entire …