Liz Gannes

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From Poke Button to Poker Winner: Former Facebook Exec Takes 101st at WSOP

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Facebook VP who newly turned VC, finished in 101st place at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this weekend, much to his Silicon Valley brethren’s excitement. Palihapitiya won $54,851 — or in VC terms, 5x his investment.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik