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Frances Haugen's Fight
Has a Billionaire Backer
Oct 21, 2021 6:37 AM CDT
Frances Haugen's Fight Has a Billionaire Backer
EBay founder Pierre Omidyar's organizations are giving financial support to Facebook whistleblower
- Frances Haugen's fight against Facebook is receiving funding from a billionaire: tech critic and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Omidyar's global philanthropic organization Luminate gave $150,000 last year to nonprofit Whistleblower Aid, which is handling Haugen's legal representation , Politico reports. However, Whistleblower Aid is also seeking donations...
Critics Say eBay Founder's
Hawaiian Plan Literally Stinks
Aug 14, 2017 12:32 PM CDT
Critics Say eBay Founder's Hawaiian Plan Literally Stinks
Pierre Omidyar wants to build a dairy on Kauai
- The smell of cow dung and the sting of biting flies—it's not exactly what one dreams of when dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway. But it's the reality eBay founder/Honolulu resident Pierre Omidyar is hoping to create on Kauai. With an eye toward sustainability, Omidyar is looking to...
Gawker Just Got
Its Own Billionaire
Backer in Hulk
May 28, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
Gawker Just Got Its Own Billionaire Backer in Hulk Hogan Trial
Hogan vs. Gawker is essentially now PayPal vs. eBay
- Hulk Hogan's ongoing lawsuit against Gawker is starting to look a lot like a game of Rock'em Sock'em Robots with two tech billionaires at the controls. On Thursday, PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to secretly funding Hogan's lawsuit to the tune of $10 million. Reuters reports...
eBay's First Sale
Was a Broken Item
Sep 3, 2015 9:21 AM CDT
eBay's First Sale Was a Broken Item
The e-commerce giant celebrates 20 years
- "AuctionWeb" came into being over the Labor Day weekend that occurred precisely two decades ago, and
uses the anniversary to look back at the very first transaction that occurred on what came to be known as eBay. It pulls the detail from the book
The Perfect Store: Inside
to Start News Site
Oct 16, 2013 6:10 AM CDT
to Start News Site
Glenn Greenwald says it's a 'dream journalistic opportunity'
- Glenn Greenwald , the journalist who made the UK's
a must-read in America by breaking major NSA scoops, is leaving the paper for a new media organization. Greenwald says he had not intended to announce his departure just yet, but the news was revealed by BuzzFeed yesterday. "...
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