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  • Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

    Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

    Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting. According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved in an effort to help Gawker Media in its appeal of a $140 million judgement that was awarded to Hulk Hogan following Gawker’s release of a sex tape involving the former wrestler. Specifically, First Look Media… Read More

  • Omidyar Network Gives $55 Million to Help Government Transparency, Mobile Technology

    If eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is like a mini-Santa for the emerging world, the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting is his Christmas. Last year his foundation, the Omidyar Network, announced a $30 million fund, and today he’s announced another $55 million investment. Last year’s fund was focused on helping people’s lives by funding high-impact entrepreneurs in… Read More

  • The 2009 List Of Tech Billionaires And How Much They Lost

    Forbes released its list of the world’s billionaires and it looks like the U.S. tech billionaires took a pretty hefty hit from the economic crisis. The 40 tech billionaires we identified on the list collectively lost $81.5 billion compared to their standing in last year’s list. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.4 trillion in net worth that disappeared from the… Read More

  • Pierre Omidyar Is Getting His Ginx On (Co-founder Status Confirmed).

    Pierre Omidyar left eBay long ago to become a billionaire philanthropist and angel investor, but he is taking on an operational role in a new startup called Peer News. It operates a Twitter app called Ginx currently in “private pre-alpha.” That means nobody but Pierre and a few pals are supposed to know about it. But Dan Primack at PEHub found an SEC filing indicating that Peer… Read More