Is This Creepy Facebook-Friendly Startup Behind the NSA PRISM Program?

No one knows what Palantir—named after a magical rock in Lord of The Rings that granted remote vision—exactly does. But we know enough to know it's not just another California startup. The secretive data-mining company works directly with the American government, has a product named "Prism," and some very close ties… » 6/07/13 11:56am 6/07/13 11:56am

Someone Will Pay You $100,000 to Drop Out of School and Start a Tech…

There are several problems, of course. One: you'd be mentored by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who's only one of the most impressive (and likely scariest) web 2.0 people in all the land. Two: of 400 applicants, only 24 were picked. » 5/25/11 11:43am 5/25/11 11:43am