‘The Contrarian’ Goes Searching for Peter Thiel’s Elusive Core

In his new book, Max Chafkin narrates the secretive tech mogul’s life and tries to understand what he stands for.

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J.D. Vance Converted to Trumpism. Will Ohio Republicans Buy It?

As the “Hillbilly Elegy” author runs for Senate in Ohio, he has walked back previous criticism of Donald Trump and reversed arguments that the white working class bears responsibility for its problems.

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J.D. Vance Is Running for Senate in Ohio

The author and venture capitalist will vie for the Republican nomination in one of the most wide-open 2022 Senate races.

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Why Is So Much Money Moving to Miami?

The city might be sinking, but Mayor Francis Suarez is still luring tech bros there.

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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

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Should Business Executives Who Enabled the Capitol Riots Be Held to Account?

Business is about accountability.

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

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Palantir Shares Up in Wall Street Debut

The Silicon Valley company leads a wave of tech outfits hoping to test the public markets in the busiest season for I.P.O.s in two decades.

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What’s a Palantir? The Tech Industry’s Next Big I.P.O.

A tech start-up named for objects in “The Lord of the Rings” has become a major government contractor. But what it does is not easy to understand.

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

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This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

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Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich

Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up freely used the app on dates and at parties — and to spy on the public.

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