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Is Peter Thiel Trying To Break Up Google? This $300,000 Political Contribution Seems To Imply He Is...

Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who backed President Trump (just before giving his presidency a "50% chance of ending in disaster") and infamously helped Hulk Hogan bring down Gawker.com, has allegedly set his sights on a new target: Google.  According to The Mercury News, suspicions about Thiel's next pet project were raised after he recently contributed $300,000 to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley just before he launched an antitrust lawsuit against the alleged search monopoly.

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Is Peter Thiel Trying To Break Up Google? This $300,000 Political Contribution Seems To Imply He Is...

Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who backed President Trump (just before giving his presidency a "50% chance of ending in disaster") and infamously helped Hulk Hogan bring down Gawker.com, has allegedly set his sights on a new target: Google.  According to The Mercury News, suspicions about Thiel's next pet project were raised after he recently contributed $300,000 to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley just before he launched an antitrust lawsuit against the alleged search monopoly.

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New Weinstein Company Film Grosses Just $742 During One-Day Theatrical Release

Weinstein Co's panicked assurances that the firm is in good financial health aside, evidence of the financial fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal is finally beginning to emerge. And as it turns out, being exposed for tacitly condoning the behavior of an alleged sexual predator is really, really rough on the bottom line.

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Senator Feinstein Demands Twitter Hand Over Wikileaks DMs

Shortly after representatives from Twitter, Google and Facebook agreed to testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday - and just days before the chief counsel from each firm is set to testify before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Intelligence committees - Wikileaks tweeted that a formal request had been sent from Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary committee, for DMs from several Twitter accounts associated with Wikileaks, along with other sensitive account information about advertisements paid for by Russia Today and accounts suspected of being bots programmed by Russian agents.

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Amazon Soars Above $1,000 After Smashing Expectations

Amazon has done it again, and following a lukewarm second quarter and with Goldman warning not to get too excited going into earnings, Amazon is back to its short-crushing ways, reporting both revenues and EPS which blew away expectations.  In Q3, Amazon reported EPS of 52 cents, unchanged from a year ago (due to fudging the company's tax rate) and beating consensus estimates of 4 cents, on net sales of $43.7 billion, also well above the $42.19 billion consensus estimate, entirely due to the contribution of AWS.  It was also above the high end of the company's own range, which topped out at $41.75 but did not include Whole Foods, which deal closed on August 28. That said, AMZN EPS expectations as recently as July were $1.09.

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