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Google search engine

2020.09.04 21:36 Youch1978 Google search engine

Google search engine
The Google search engine is the most popular search engine on the Internet. Google is the leader in all countries of the world except Russia (Yandex), China (Baidu), Czech Republic (Seznam), and North Korea (Naver)
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Google founders
The founders of the search giant were Larry Page and Sergey Brin, then students at Stanford University. The search engine was originally called BackRub and was created as an educational project.
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The official start of the Google search engine on September 2, 1998, and the google.com domain was registered on September 15, 1997.
How Google makes money
Google's main earning model is Adsense, Adwords, or contextual advertising in search results and on partner sites.
According to the published report for the 3rd quarter of 2019, the company's net profit was $ 2.17 billion.
At the same time, WordStream did research, where it turned out that Google makes $ 100 million a day.
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How many people work at Google
As of April 2020, Google has 25,000 employees worldwide. This is a large number of employees, but so far the volume has not become more than that of such giants as Microsoft, IBM, Intel.
google is developing in different directions like mail, browser, documents, translator, and much more.
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2020.08.22 19:36 biggreekgeek Flatten the Curve. #50. PART 1. Jeffery Epstein & Espionage. Peter Thiel & Carbyne. Isreali Surveillance Tech & UAE. China Uyghurs Dentions & Erik Prince. Human Rights Watch; Similar Tech in China & Carbyne. Carbyne in the USA 911 SYSTEM. Michael Chertoff: Wrote Patriot Act + Carbyne Director.

Read Flatten the Curve Part 49. Link Here
Headlines. A line designed to get into your head. And it works, judging by the amount of circulation of conspiracy posts that help move those headlines that masquerade as revealing connections, but are merely propoganda headline clones being disseminated.
So lets get ahead of the lines before the lines get into your head.
Humans have two primary modes of communication; verbal and nonverbal. Nonverbal is body language. Body language on it's own can give you insight. Pairing verbal and nonverbal gives you the whole picture. Headlines are verbal. The content is nonverbal. That's how you get a glimpse of the bigger picture. But we can't look at each article as a completed part of the communicative process. That would be like only watching hand gestures while having a conversation with someone. The article isn't the subject, the event is the subject, and if the subject was person, then we have to find as many articles as we can to profile the body language and interpret the nonverbal communication.
Let me show you what I mean.
Offender Conspiracy Article Profilingcriminal article profiling, is an investigative strategy used by law enforcement agencies conspiracy theorists to identify likely suspects hidden motives and has been used by investigators conspiracy theorists to link cases subjects that may have been committed by the same perpetrator. Multiple crimes may be linked to a specific offender event and the profile may be used to predict the identified offender's conspiracy's future actions real intent. Criminal Profiling Here
And then.
Nonverbal communication (NVC) Multiple Article Profiling (MAP) • is the transmission of messages or signals through a nonverbal platform multiple article content searches (MACS) such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, posture, and the distance between two individuals, article source, differing information, dates, pov, and the connections between the sources. It includes the use of visual cues such as body language (content), distance (dates) and organizations/politicians, corporations, law enforcement, environmental issues, economics, and technology/AI. Original NVC Content Here
I have no doubt that the actors who have advanced copies of the script are using data algorithm aggregation that compiles the different content sources into a complete picture for them. We plebs aren't so lucky, we have to peruse and parse multiple sources to connect the dots. In essence, we are the plebs living in a technofuedal era before the invention of the modern Gutenberg technopress for the masses.
So let's throw on some work boots, grab a shovel, and start digging.
The Hacks and Muckrakers.
May 18, 2018: Vanity Fair • “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem from Saudi Arabia last May. Source Here
May 22 2017: Slate • The President Just Told a Room of Israelis That He “Just Got Back From the Middle East” Source Here
Trump. The man's Presidency has come at a time where it's all starting to fall apart. And I can't help but think of Trump as Julius Caesar part two. A populist leader who threatened the establishment and upended the republic, paving the way for Augustus Caesar and the soft introduction of Roman empire, as it let the pretenses of being a Republic fade away. If you aren't familiar with that time of history, I would highly recommend doing so. There is more to my comparison that I'm not elaborating on, except to say, if you dig you will find someone else who loves Roman history, looks like a clone of Augustus, and we watched as he made rounds while articles suggested that he had aspirations of becoming President. Do I think that it'll happen soon? Probably not. History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. And we're only at the start of the Hollow Men by T S *Eliot *.
December 14, 2016: Techcrunch • President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the most prominent executives from the tech industry today at Trump Tower, with investor Peter Thiel and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at his side. Trump opened the meeting with CEOs from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others by thanking Thiel for his support. “I want to add that I am here to help you folks do well. And you’re doing well right now and I’m very honored by the bounce. They’re all talking about the bounce. So right now everybody in this room has to like me, at least a little bit,” Trump said, perhaps in reference to the fact that he received little support from Silicon Valley during his campaign. “We’re going to try to have that bounce continue. Perhaps even more importantly, we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world. There’s nobody like the people in this room and anything we can do to help this go along, we’re going to be there for you. You’ll call my people, you’ll call me, it doesn’t make any difference. We have no formal chain of command around here,” Trump said.
Interesting, wouldn't you say? No formal chain of command around here. They thanked Peter Thiel for his support. Ok. Maybe nothing, maybe something. Ok. It's something.
August, 2018 Articles: www.theverge.com • Trump claims Google is suppressing positive news about him.
www.cnbc.com • Trump: Facebook, Twitter, Google 'have to be careful'.
Stop the presses, because were getting squeezed and pasteurized. The tech leaders meet with Trump. They thank Thiel, suggesting that he organized the assembly. And then Trump starts bashing the Technocrats that he's meeting with? Nothing but Bread and Circus. Plain and simple.
June 27, 2017: Tech Transparency Project • No other company in America was as intimately tied to the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party during Barack Obama’s eight years in office than Google. Today the company is doing everything it can to restore the same cozy White House access it enjoyed under President Obama. Eric Schmidt has attended at least two meetings with Trump and attended a third White House meeting with tech leaders last Monday. At the same time, The Groundwork – a secretive Schmidt-funded startup that ran the Clinton campaign’s data operation – recently relaunched itself as a technology platform for liberal organizations working to fight the Trump Administration’s agenda. By all appearances, Google appears to be working overtime to both ingratiate itself with the Trump Administration while simultaneously cashing in on the “resistance” to Trump’s agenda. Source Here
By all appearances? He's working both sides? Trying to cash in? Really? Seriously? Let's break that down.
** 2020 • Eric Schmidt/Net worth: 15.3 billion USD. Call me crazy, but I don’t think a guy with 15 billion dollars is worried about "cashing in**". As I've stated numerous times, this is no longer about money, it's about control. That's imperative to understand. You don't worry about the money hidden under the mattress when you have a locked vault full of cash. Money is only an incentive for those who either don't have it or need more of it. Neither of those categories apply to Eric Schmidt.
So lets examine how badly the Tech guys and Trump aren't getting along, shall we?
March 2, 2016: Defense News • Google Executive Schmidt To Head New DoD Advisory Board. Source Here
Ah. He's working for the Pentagon to make it better. And this happens almost a full year before meeting with Trump. This doesn't look like someone playing both sides, this looks like a team player in a game that only has one team. This is political wrestling that would make Vince McMahon envious. If you want to dive deeper into how Eric Schmidt funded the non profit that started fake news, here's a previous Flatten the Curve post. Part #19
Attendees included Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Satya Nadella and Brad Smith of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon (who expressed his excitement that Trump’s administration could be “the innovations administration“), Safra Catz of Oracle, Chuck Robbins of Cisco and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. Thiel’s business partner, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, attended as well.
Those are big names and big companies. But they all hate Trump, right?
Thiel has been instrumental in shaping Trump’s approach to technology, helping assemble a list of candidates for technical roles in the upcoming administration and reportedly bringing David Sacks and other long-time associates to the transition team. During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Thiel talked about spreading the prosperity of Silicon Valley to other regions across the country and cited space travel as one of America’s great technological achievements. “Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East,” Thiel said.
I should point out that Thiel and Musk started PayPal together.
November 24, 2019: Business Insider • What do the founders of YouTube, Yelp, Tesla, and LinkedIn have in common? Apart from leading massively disruptive technology companies, their founders all share a common resume line item: employment at PayPal. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the "PayPal Mafia," and they all put in time during the payment platform's early days some 20 years ago. Source Here
Oh. And Pete's instrumental to creating Facebook. Thiel became Facebook's first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012, but remains on the board of directors. And he funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit to take down Gawker. Told ya, it's just political wrestling to entertain us.
However, one of the biggest proponents of travel to Mars, Elon Musk, has also been one of Trump’s most outspoken critics. Musk donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and frequently denounced Trump, saying that the former reality television star “doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.” But since the election, Musk appears to have warmed up to Trump. He was a late addition to the invite list for today’s meeting. The transition team also announced this morning that Musk will join Trump’s strategic and policy forum, a group of business leaders that will serve as an advisory committee to the president-elect. Source Here
Musk and Trump, a marriage made in heaven. It's destiny, I tell you, destiny. Or an act (don't worry Elon, I haven't forgotten about you) designed to make us believe that somebody up there is fighting for us down here.
Yet the inclusion of the quote about Mars and War in the Middle East stands out, wouldn't you agree? And we have environmental collapse triggers happening. Riots happening. Why those riots are also happening in Beruit, aren't they? And Isreal and Saudi Arabia don't get along with Lebanon, or the Hezbollah. And President Trump went from Suadi Arabia to Isreal, didn’t he? And wasn't there an explosion there recently? Must all be a coincidence. Let's get back to Pete the magical Thiel and see what else Hulk Hogan's buddy is mixed up in.
He co-founded Valar Ventures in 2010, co-founded Mithril Capital, serving as investment committee chair, in 2012, and served as a partner at Y Combinator from 2015 to 2017. Through the Thiel Foundation, Thiel governs the grant-making bodies Breakout Labs and Thiel Fellowship, and funds nonprofit research into artificial intelligence, life extension and seasteading. A co-founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of high government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars. He has donated to numerous political figures. At the 2009 Singularity Summit, he said his greatest concern is the technological singularity not arriving soon enough. Source Here
Singularity. Not. Arriving. Soon. Enough. Call me paranoid and pass the tin foil hat, but what Matrix code is needed to decipher his words intent? Not soon enough for what? Better Netflix selection? The Alien invasion? Godzilla awakening because of Fukushima? Are the Decepticons already here? Or have they been downplaying the ELE that's approaching? I'll take ELE for a thousand, Alex.
So he's into AI (he backed Deepmind and OpenAI) and life extension. He went to Stanford. He's also going to have his body cryonically preserved. And his Palantir surveillance is, well, nottofreakyououtoranything, everywhere. Palantir's first backer was the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel. Then Palantir became Big Brother. Literally. The Palantir clients include the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. And Palantir is also being used by Banks, Hedge Funds, Financial Services, and other corporate clients.
Big Brother wants to be Palantir went it grows up.
Now, are you wondering why I started with Trump, Saudi Arabia and Isreal? Are you curious about how it goes from ex CEO of Google Eric Schmidt "playing" both sides of the fence to Palantir and Peter Thiel? Just sit right back and hold tight, cause I'm about to take you on a one way trip to a Brave New Normal World that's called 1984.
Warning. What you're about to read will make you forever question every officially sanctioned narrative. Trust me. Still game? Are you sure? Last chance. You're about to leave neverneverland and you can't go back. Alright. Let's go.
It's All Hidden In Plain Sight.
Let's talk about Epstein. Yep. Him. I've been strangely quiet about Jeffery haven't I? Nothing written about the Captain Pedo and his Amazing friends didn't mean there was nothing there, it just meant that I didn't find anything that indicated something deeper than a pedophile blackmail ring. And sex and political blackmail is as old as time itself. There's a reason they say the world's two oldest professions are prostitutes and politicians. Yet it turns out the professional pimp and the abducted teens may be playing a bigger role than we thought.
July 31, 2019: NY TIMES • Mr. Epstein’s vision reflected his longstanding fascination with what has become known as transhumanism: the science of improving the human population through technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Critics have likened transhumanism to a modern-day version of eugenics, the discredited field of improving the human race through controlled breeding. Mr. Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, which he confided to scientists and others he hoped to use as the site for seeding the human race with his DNA.
Welcome to the Island of Dr. Moreau. We're it's the monsters trying to make humans. Do you still think this was all about blackmail, cause it wasn't. Stop thinking in normal terms, because normal is dead, long live the New Normal.
At one session at Harvard, Mr. Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation, said Mr. Pinker, who was there. Mr. Pinker said he had rebutted the argument, citing research showing that high rates of infant mortality simply caused people to have more children.
Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care. Hmmmm. My memory is foggy, but isn't there someone in Africa trying to provide health care and reduce starvation? Who could that be? Wasn't he into computers and had pictures taken on Epstein’s private jet? Wasn't it Bill Gates? Now why would Billy be hanging around someone who would vocally espouse an ideology that is completely antithetical to his stated humanitarian goals?
Also at the Indian Summer dinner, according to an account on the website of Mr. Brockman’s Edge Foundation, were the Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Jeff Bezos, who was accompanied by his mother.
Then there was Mr. Epstein’s interest in eugenics. Once, at a dinner at Mr. Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mr. Lanier said he talked to a scientist who told him that Mr. Epstein’s goal was to have 20 women at a time impregnated at his 33,000-square-foot Zorro Ranch in a tiny town outside Santa Fe. Mr. Mr. Lanier, said he had the impression that Mr. Epstein was using the dinner parties to screen candidates to bear Mr. Epstein’s children. Mr. Epstein did not hide his interest in tinkering with genes — and in perpetuating his own DNA. Interviews with more than a dozen of his acquaintances, as well as public documents, show that he used the same tactics to insinuate himself into an elite scientific community, thus allowing him to pursue his interests in eugenics and other fringe fields like cryonics. One adherent of transhumanism said that he and Mr. Epstein discussed the financier’s interest in cryonics, an unproven science in which people’s bodies are frozen to be brought back to life in the future. Mr. Epstein told this person that he wanted his head and penis to be frozen.
More Epstein and Eugenics. Source Here
Now call me crazy, but there's some strangeness happening. Cryonics, don't die, just Let It Go and get Frozen. First Peter Thiel, now Epstein. Let's hope the AI Singularity arrives in time, right?
Now I wouldn't have even bothered with their shared interest of joining the Walt Disney Cryonics Club, if there wasn't more in play, and there's more in play.
August 9, 2019: TRT World • The billionaire shared the same personal network that included Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, infamous Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.
According to investigative journalist Vicky Ward, quoting a meeting with Trump’s transition team, Acosta told a White House official: “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone.”
That's a bit of an exclusive club, kinda like being in the Mouseketeer CIA club. But, hey, nothing to see here, is there? But just in case, let's look into the company that Epstein worked with, Carbyne.
This single company, Carbyne, brought together a who’s who of power brokers and intelligence figures from multiple regions including Russia, China and the Trump administration itself, with Epstein at its heart. Officially, Carbyne provided high-tech solutions for emergency centres. In reality, it existed in a grey area giving it unprecedented access to private information, with significant potential for privacy abuse. Carbyne provides a service for police emergency centres, providing complete access to the caller’s camera and GPS, providing the dispatcher with a live video feed.
Ok. So Epstein and Thiel both are into AI, Surveillance, and Cryonics. President Trump was in Isreal and Saudi Arabia in May 2017. And who ended up in Isreal just afterwards?
PayPal Founder in Israel: Too Much Copying and Not Enough Innovation in High-tech
June 15, 2017: Haaretz • Billionaire Peter Thiel visits Israel – and gives out tips on how to build a successful startup. Source Here
Hey, one month after Trump visited the Middle East, Peter Thiel decides to take middle eastern vacation to give out business tips. And then Thiel must've reciprocated and invited the Fresh Prince of Saudi Arabia to get the all inclusive Palantir surveillance pitch. Smile for the camera everyone, cause the world's a stage and we're filming a world wide Truman Show.
April 7, 2018: Gulf News • Google, Thiel feature in Saudi Prince’s Silicon Valley tour. The Saudi delegation visited several Silicon Valley corporate campuses, including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. In addition to Facebook, where Thiel sits on the board, the Saudi delegation visited data-analysis start-up Palantir Technologies Inc and a trio of investment firms created by Thiel: Clarium Capital, Valar Ventures and Founders Fund. Thiel is chairman and co-founder of Palantir. Source Here
March 17, 2020: Forbes • These responders are now using a tool built in part by former members of Israel’s military intelligence—Elichai being one—that’s backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who is now the company’s chairman, and a small, passive investment from deceased multimillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. SourceHere
Ok look. I get it. Rich people make investments, those investments are bound to end up in the same company. But these companies aren't exactly run of the mill home security systems, are they? Nope. This is the kind of surveillance systems that the KGB or the Stasi could only dream of. And when you wish upon a star dreams come true. And Peter Thiel must be wishing upon a star.
Ok. Strap in, buckle up, and try to keep up, or you're gonna get left in the dust. Cause it's boom or bust from here on out, and we're gonna add it up like the count.
So Elichai owns Carbyne. Peter Thiel invested in Carbyne. And Carbyne is in the USA linked to the 911 system, and it's being used to fight the pandemic.
Forbes (Link Above) • Its founder thinks Carbyne’s tech could make the lives of 911 dispatch and healthcare professionals much less chaotic in the Covid-19 crisis. Carbyne relies on callers submitting themselves to self-surveillance via their own mobile phone. Once a caller uses their Android or iPhone to call 911 (85% of emergency calls now come from mobile devices), they receive a text message that asks for permission to get their precise location and access video from their smartphone camera.
Step right up and give your permission to be saved. Big Brother is looking out for you.
So Elichai used to work for the 8200. Cool name, right. I'm not sure about you, but that sounds pretty dystopian. And I've gotta say, that all of Technocrats that are promising us an AI utopia, sure seem to be getting ahead of the curve by building doomsday bunkers for a dystopia. And here we sit wasting our time Doomscrolling.
So what else has sprung up from the 8200? Have you ever heard about the NSO Group?
November 1, 2019 - WhatsApp identified an Israeli company, NSO Group, as having developed the spyware called Pegasus, which it held responsible for the breach. This disclosure was part of a lawsuit WhatsApp has filed against the NSO Group in a US federal court, saying the company was actively involved in hacking users of the encrypted chat service. As per the WhatsApp complaint the “target users included attorneys, journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, diplomats, and other senior foreign government officials.” NSO’s spyware Pegasus has been reportedly used to target journalists in Mexico investigating drug cartels, rights group Amnesty International, human rights activists in UAE, activists in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. According to Israeli news reports, Saudi Arabia paid $55 million for its use. The contract was later frozen over the scandal alleging NSO software's role in Saudi Arabia tracking slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the months before he was murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. In India, 17 people, who are known to be targeted include activists and human rights lawyers. Source Here
Whoops. Do you remember Jamal Khashoggi? He was trying to expose Human Rights abuses against Saudi Arabia. And then Suadi Arabia decided to murder him, and confirm that they were abusing human rights. Jamal paid the ultimate price to prove his point. But who is selling the hacking tools? At this point they all seem to be springing up from members of the 8200, and the companies they started.
TRT - Link Previously Provided • DarkMatter, a UAE surveillance and intelligence group employing former NSA operatives was built on the back of a larger initiative to modernise Emirati intelligence and military operations. The group took part in at the Arab Future Cities Conference in November 2015, where it presented a vision of smarter, tech-driven cities, which caught the eye of Chinese officials. Smarter cities meant Big Brother-esque widespread surveillance installed throughout the UAE. Only two years later in April 25 2017, DarkMatter signed a Global Strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei, a leading Chinese company, for the same ‘Big Data’ systems and ‘Smart City’ solutions. The middle man? None other than Erik Prince, who had gone from working for the Emiratis, to working for a Chinese billionaire. In suspect timing, the Memorandum of Understanding also took place right before China scaled up its total surveillance and crackdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang, China.
February 2, 2019: Reuters • Xinjiang is a major part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure network but the region has faced attacks blamed on members of the Muslim ethnic Uighur minority. Beijing has responded with a security clampdown condemned by rights groups and Western governments. Frontier Services Group (FSG), a Hong Kong-listed company founded by Prince, said in a Chinese-language statement posted on its website on Jan. 22 that it had signed a deal to build a training centre in southern Xinjiang. Prince is deputy chairman, a minority shareholder and a board member of FSG, a security, logistics and insurance provider. Source Here

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Chinese authorities are using a 911 mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region. Source Here
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Aren't we condemning China for the camps, and yet the West is helping to build those camps? Must be a big mistake. We didn’t know what was happening. And Erik Prince swears he didn't know. Honestly. He's not lying. Cross my heart and hope to die. Pinky swear.
Recap.
8200 leads to NSO and Carbyne. DarkMatter is in the UAE with NSA employees. The NSO hack was used to capture Khashoggi. Peter Thiel invested in Facebook, Facebook owns WhatsApp. Peter Thiel invested in Carbyne. Eric Prince works for and founded FSG, which built the Muslim reduction school. China is using similar tech to target Muslims and send them back to school. Carbyne 911 surveillance tech accesses your phone camera after you click on the link to give permission. So. Peter Thiel funds Carbyne. Eric Prince is working for the UAE developing security and the UAE ends up with Dark Matter, and then his company (FSG) is sold to China, and they build re-education centers, which uses technology like Carbyne, and that technology is being used in the USA.
Got it? Good. Because I'm seriously having a hard time keeping up with the behind the scene footage of this LARP.
Link Previously Provided • 1,400 people worldwide, including Indian lawyers, rights activists and journalist, were targets of an online spying campaign that used highly sophisticated spyware developed by an Israeli firm via WhatsApp. WhatsApp is at the centre of a global storm over privacy after it was revealed that at least 17 Indians and about 1,400 people worldwide had their phones breached through the social media app. Their privacy was compromised by surveillance technology so invasive that could read and transmit the entire contents of a phone as well as operate its camera.
WhatsApp, Doc, I think I need an appointment because I'm suffering from Mass Psychogenic Illness from too much Doomscrolling.
Do you want to get deeper? I mean really deep? Yes? Ok. Let's jump into the deep.
October 18, 2019: fortune.com - How a WhatsApp Tax Launched Massive Anti-Government Protests in Lebanon.
What a crazy New Normal World Order we live in. What are the odds that we have a WhatsApp hack tax protest and we also have a WhatsApp hack that uses your phone camera, while also using similar tech in the USA and China. That's inconceivable! That's incredible! Someone call the press and let them know about this! Uhm. Wait. Better not. You might get Khashoggid.
So Eric Prince is involved. Peter Thiel is involved. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, and Peter Thiel helped Facebook grow. And then there was this.
March 28, 2018: Daily Mail • Employee of Peter Thiel's company Palantir helped Cambridge Analytica harvest the data of millions of the Facebook users. Alfredas Chmieliauskas is said to have suggested to Cambridge Analytica that it create a personality quiz smartphone app to get access to networks of Facebook users. The Times report also claims that Sophie Schmidt - the daughter former Google executive Eric Schmidt - had urged Cambridge Analytica to work with Palantir. Source Here
At this point, I think I'm going to need to buy a whole lot of tacks and string and make pciture maps on my walls. If we're all living in a Truman Surveillance Show, might as well play the part of the New Normal crazy conspiracy theorist, right?
January 17, 2017: The Intercept According to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, in December Prince attended the annual “Villains and Heroes” costume ball hosted by Mercer. Dowd wrote that Palantir founder Peter Thiel showed her “a picture on his phone of him posing with Erik Prince, who founded the private military company Blackwater, and Mr. Trump — who had no costume — but joke[d] that it was ‘N.S.F.I.’ (Not Safe for the Internet).”
No. Sanity. Fracking. Involved. Is more like it. This insanity can't pass for sanity, can it? And yet they label us crazy when we start to find the big picture, even if we aren't entirely sure what the big picture means.
The Intercpt Continued: In July, Prince told Trump’s senior adviser and white supremacist Steve Bannon, at the time head of Breitbart News, that the Trump administration should recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS. Such a program, Prince said, could kill or capture “the funders of Islamic terror and that would even be the wealthy radical Islamist billionaires funding it from the Middle East, and any of the other illicit activities they’re in.” Prince also said that Trump would be the best force to confront “Islamic fascism.” “As for the world looking to the United States for leadership, unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to wait till January and hope Mr. Trump is elected because, clearly, our generals don’t have a stomach for a fight,” Prince said. “Our president doesn’t have a stomach for a fight and the terrorists, the fascists, are winning.” Source Here
Sounds good, right? Kill people who kill people and maybe someday we won't have people getting killed. Killer idea! HEWDSHAWT! Grab your BFG and let's go BGH. It's a date!
But then why are these cell phone surveillance hacks companies being constantly linked with their names, and those hacks are being used to target journalists and human rights activists?
It's a small New Normal World Order after all. And it's getting smaller everyday. No worries though, Keep Calm and Carry On, We're All In This Together, and You're Either With Us Or Against Us. It's all good. That kind of thing could never happen here.
July 27, 2019: NARATIV • Michael Chertoff, who ran Homeland Security under George Bush, serves on Carbyne’s advisory board. Chertoff wrote the Patriot Act, which authorized digital surveillance of Americans. Source Here
Uh. Is nobody paying attention? Are the wolves guarding the sheep?
March 16, 2003: Washington Post • It didn't help that as the World Trade Center burned on Sept. 11, 2001, the news interrupted a Carlyle business conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here attended by a brother of Osama bin Laden. Former president Bush, a fellow investor, had been with him at the conference the previous day. Source Here
Need more proof?
September 16, 2015: Carlyle Group • The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group Acquire Majority Stake in Coalfire Systems. Founded in 2001 and based in Louisville, Colo., Coalfire is a global cybersecurity and technology services provider specializing in cyber risk advisory, compliance assessments, technical testing and software services for private enterprises and government organizations. With its technical depth and breadth of IT services, Coalfire serves clients in sectors including technology, retail, payments, healthcare, financial services, education, local and state government, and utilities. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and the co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, said, “Cyber threats are an existential risk to companies and individuals around the globe. We and Carlyle are excited to partner with Coalfire, an innovative technology-enabled services company helping clients to address cyber risks.” Source Here
It's a good thing that Coalfire is on the case, could you imagine how bad the hacks would be otherwise? Have a look. Flatten the Curve. Part 43. [Link Here](https://np.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i2g3i8/flatten_the_curve_part_43_unrestricted_warfare/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share]
That's a pretty long trail that I've written. Guess what? The trail goes longer. So long that this will have to be continued in a part 2 later tonight. Until then; Heads Up and Eyes Open.Take Care. Be Safe. Stay Aware and Be Prepared. Talk soon.
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2020.07.27 17:28 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letters N-Q in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letters N-Q under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
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Nadler, Emanuel: Businessman involved in mortgage companies.
Nagel, Adam: Works at W Nagel, broker and advisor to premier diamond manufacturers, such as De Beers.
Nagel, William: Chairman of W Nagel. Diamond merchant.
Nardi, Dott M Jacope: No info found.
Nastasse, Ilie & Alex: Ilie was one of the best professional tennis players in the ‘70s. He has been accused of inappropriate behavior by Maria Shriver and others, although this refers to classless comments not physical abuse. Ilie is also well-known for his sexual exploits, as it claimed that he has slept with anywhere between 800-900 women. Alexandra is Ilie’s 2nd wife. They were married for 17 years.
Negrete, Jelitza: A Countess and descendant of European nobility (http://www.almanachdegotha.org/id197.html). Her family name is Karolyi. I couldn’t find any more info.
Neil, Andrew: British journalist and broadcaster. Founding Chairman of Sky TV (owned by Murdoch). Also served as Editor for Rupert Murdoch’s The Sunday Times from ‘83-’94. Later became a contributor to The Daily Mail and just recently had his political program cancelled by the BBC.
Neil, Andrew: Same as above.
Newman, Hetty: Second wife of the 7th Earl of Caledon. Now divorced.
Newman, Mr & Mrs John: John is Hetty’s father. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards. He later became a businessman and was director of several companies.
Ng, Clive: A media financier and executive.
Niarchos, Constantine: Billionaire son of shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos. Was once married to Alessandra Borghese of Italian papal lineage (and black nobility). He was also romantically linked to Koo Stark, Trinny Woodhall, and Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Bobby Kennedy), all of whom are in Epstein’s ‘black book’. Constantine died of an overdose with enough cocaine in his system to kill 25 men (https://www.theguardian.com/theobserve1999/oct/17/life1.lifemagazine7).
Nickerson, William & Jayne: William seems to be an architect and interior designer. Jayne is a fashion editostylist who is friends with Naomi Campbell (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7645409/Jayne-Pickering-asks-expert-designer-wardrobe-actually-nest-egg.html). Her and William are now divorced.
Nishio, Yoshi: Former Goldman Sachs trader.
Noel, Alix: Socialite married to a wealthy banker. Friend of Allegra Hicks, who has constantly popped up among Epstein’s contacts.
Noel, Hon Thomas: Son of Anthony Noel, 5th Earl of Gainsborough.
Noel, Vanessa: Luxury shoe designer, hotelier, and gallery owner. Many celebrities are clients of hers.
Noha, Cecilia: Possibly meant to be Cecilia Noah, former Miss Sweden (1978).
Noonan, Tim: Tax lawyer.
Nuttall, Harry: Former Formula One driver turned sports marketing entrepreneur.
O’Donnell, Mr Carletto: Financier. Friend of Princess Michael of Kent (King George V’s grandson).
O’Neill, Louis: An American diplomat and attorney. Has worked for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Obama administration, the State Department, and as Special Assistant of Russian Affairs for Colin Powell.
Oates, Simon: British actor who died in 2009.
Oates, Tom: Former investment director at BlackRock, an investment management company.
Ojora, Yinka: CEO and/or Director of a number of investing groups in Nigeria.
Olsen, Camille: Friend of Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/leilani-johnson-donna-dcruz-patricia-vel%C3%A1squez-ghislaine-news-photo/1169681661?adppopup=true). Don’t know much else, but she has been photographed at these high society parties fairly frequently.
Omar, Ralph: No info found.
Ong BS & Chritina: Christina is a Singaporean hoteliebusinesswoman who is heavily involved with Club 21 (a luxury fashion brand) and COMO Hotels and Resorts. She runs all of the Armani outlets in Britain, as well as the franchises for Donna Karan, Prada, and Bvlgari. Christina and her husband, Beng Seng, are worth $1.9 billion.
Ong, Melissa: Christina and BS’s daughter.
Oppenheim, Mr Laurie: Oppenheim worked as an executive at Marks and Spencer, a British retail chain, for nearly 30 years. Oppenheim has also served as a Trustee for a children’s charity called… The Honeypot Children’s Charity (https://www.honeypot.org.uk/what-we-do/meet-the-team/#our-trustees) since 1998 (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/laurie-oppenheim-22ab7512?challengeId=AQGP2jc2VAYQXwAAAXN6h0UrQXFHXyzrAP28ks5TK1rXMSHM5kNgtLMIfKERVP65UG0_eg9Az_1EjABS1pQqIpz9a69ZXhKpVw&submissionId=2923537f-6250-2416-4d31-f9585e45dc7b). I wish I was kidding. That’s the actual name. Oppenheim was also one of the attendees of an auction for the children’s charity, KIDS (https://www.tatler.com/gallery/wallace-collection-fundraiser), which is populated with Epstein contacts Rosa Monckton and Liz Hurley, and other high profile people such as David Cameron, Elton John, David Furnish, Cherie Booth, and Cathy Newman. The auction was led by Jacob Rothschild. Other attendees that also appear in Epstein’s contacts include Lady Forte (Allai Forte) and Arpad Busson, one of the potential pedophile ringleaders who I wrote about last year (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/).
Oppenheim, Ms Marella: This likely refers to the documentary photographer and former journalist of The Guardian.
Orchard (Vaughn-Edward), Katie: Catherine is a very close friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s. She allowed Ghislaine to use her address as the business address for the TerraMar Project, a charity that Maxwell created. Catherine also served as Trustee and co-director of the charity (https://www.tatler.com/article/where-on-earth-is-ghislaine-maxwell).
Orlando, Fabrice: CEO of Cocoon Events Management Group, a luxury event planning company based out of Morocco.
Osbourne Rachel: British businesswoman who has served as director for several companies.
Oswald, William & Arabella: William co-founded Twins (https://twins.org.uk/governance/), a children’s charity that “links UK schools with schools in areas hit by natural disasters and/or need, both for practical support and for cultural understanding” (https://twins.org.uk/). William works as a director at several companies, including Keyspace Self Storage, Bluepod Media, and SG Capital Partners. William’s father is the National Hunt racing adviser to the Queen, and before that, the Queen Mother. Arabella is his wife and the daughter of the 6th Marquess of Exeter.
Otto, Beo & Edvige: Not positive. Seems that Edwige works in stock trading in France (if I have the correct person). No info on Beo.
Owen Edmunds, Tom & Kate: Kate is a novelist. Her ex-husband, Tom, is a photographer.
Oxenberg Christina marc Yaggi: Christina is a writer and fashion designer. Her mother is Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. Her grandparents were Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Due to all of the inbreeding between European royals, Christine is a cousin of the Royal Family. Oxenberg used to attend dinner parties at Epstein’s and was also friends with Ghislaine (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a30222833/christina-oxenberg-instagram-patreon-memoi). Oxenberg intends to talk to the FBI about Epstein and Maxwell (https://www.tatler.com/article/christina-oxenberg-speaks-to-fbi-about-ghislaine-maxwell-and-jeffrey-epstein). Marc Yaggi is Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, where Oxenberg was once a writer.
Paini, Nicole: Nicola is a Managing Partner at Rothschild & Co (https://app.mergerlinks.com/people/nicola-paini).
Palau, Marcia: No info found, although her address indicates that she is wealthy. Cheyne Walk is a street that politicians, musicians, and celebrities have all called home.
Palmer Tomkinson Tara: Socialite and TV personality with tons of A-list contacts. Her family is very close with the Royal Family. Tara was a cocaine addict who eventually died of an ulcer in 2017. Prince Charles was her godfather.
Palumbo, Mr James: Baron Palumbo of Southwark is an entrepreneur and a member of the House of Lords. Co-founder of Ministry of Sound nightclub. Major donor to the Liberal Democrats political party.
Palumbo, Peter: Father of James (above). Baron Palumbo is a property developer who sat on the House of Lords from 1991-2019. Former polo teammate and close friend of Prince Charles until they had a falling out. Confidant of Princess Diana. Godfather of Princess Beatrice of York, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew. Peter denies ever having met Epstein.
Panah-Izadi, Nader & Brigitte: Nader is an investment manager. Brigitte is his wife. Couldn’t find anything else.
Pank, Ms Victoria & Alby Carto: No info found.
Parker, Jackie: Management consultant who sits on the board of several companies. Also the head of global philanthropy for General Motors.
Parsons, Carolina: A Chilean model and model scout who has worked for big name designers. Here she is with her friend, Naomi Campbell (https://twitter.com/caroparsons/status/605883012492886016/photo/1). She can also be seen in a picture with Harvey Weinstein at the bottom of this article (https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/espectaculos-y-tv/notas-espectaculos-tv/2020/06/01/carolina-parsons-niega-tajantemente-conocer-a-epstein-tras-aparecer-en-supuesta-lista-de-contactos.shtml), which posts her claims that she never knew Epstein.
Paschan, Elise: Famous poet.
Pashcow, Joel: Real estate magnate. He is a past trustee of the Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Hospital and trustee at ACLD, a charity for developmentally disabled children and adults. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach police and fire foundation (https://www.palmbeachpoliceandfirefoundation.org/joel-m-pashcow-bio). Pashcow has flown on Epstein’s jets (https://i.redd.it/hcfoxsb8feb51.png) and has been to pedo island. In fact, Pashcow appears 8 times(!!) on one this released flight log, including once with his wife (https://archive.org/stream/EpsteinFlightLogsLolitaExpress/Jeffrey-Epstein-Flight-Logs-in-PDF-format_djvu.txt). Epstein has 19 entries for Pashcow in his ‘black book’. Here is Pashcow at the Policeman’s Ball, which Trump frequently hosts at Mar-A-Lago (https://westpalmbeach.floridaweekly.com/articles/10th-annual-policemans-ball-mar-a-lago-club-palm-beach/). Pashcow is a ‘Crystal Sponsor’ of the Palm Beach Police Foundation alongside Donald Trump (https://trustedpartner.azureedge.net/docs/pbpolicefoundation2017/news/PBPF_Newsletter_Winter_Spring_2015_TGOFPNMX.pdf).
Pashcow, Stacey: Joel Pashcow’s daughter. A luxury real estate agent for The Corcoran Group. Here’s Stacey at a Valentino-hosted luncheon. Ghislaine Maxwell was also in attendance (https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/fashion/valentino-whets-appetite-for-food-and-fashion-at-fallwinter-2009-capsule-collection-preview-luncheon).
Pastrana, Andres: Former president of Colombia (1998-2002). His father was president of Colombia from 1970-1974). Pastrana was forced to admit flying on Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ after the flight logs were released (https://colombiareports.com/colombias-former-president-on-jeffrey-epsteins-lolita-jet-flight-logbook/). According to this article, Ghislaine Maxwell claims to have flown a Blackhawk helicopter in Colombia and fired a rocket into a terrorist camp (https://observer.com/2002/11/vikram-chatwal-turban-cowboy/). There is no time period for when this supposedly occurred, but it could have happened while Pastrana was president.
Patricof, Alan & Susan: Alan is an investor, venture capitalist, and private equity magnate. Patricof served as the national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/us/politics/20donor.html?scp=19&sq=alan%20patricof&st=cse). From 1990-2016, the Patricofs donated $1,152,637 to Hillary’s campaigns (https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/bundlers). Alan is also a trusted friend of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law (https://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/jared-kushner-inner-circle-confidants-240116), proving once again that PARTISANSHIP IS BULLSHIT. THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED. Susan is his 2nd wife. Her brother, Craig Hatkoff, appears in Epstein’s contacts under ‘H’. Alan and Susan’s son, Jonathan, is President of Tribeca Enterprises, the company that owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival. Their other son, Jamie, is a TV and movie producer. His wife, Kelly Sawyer Patricof, is the co-founder of Baby2Baby (https://baby2baby.org/who-we-are/#team), a children’s charity that helps children (0-12) living in poverty.
Paulson, John: Billionaire hedge fund manager.
Pavoncelli, Cosima & Riccardo: Cosima is a socialite and the daughter of Claus and Sunny von Bulow. Her husband, Riccardo, is an Italian banker.
Pearson Hon Charles: Son of the Third Viscount Cowdray and owner of the 53,000 acre Dunecht estate.
Pease, Simon & Clem: Simon was a successful custodian of the family’s Underley Estate. He was also a High Sheriff of Cumbria. Passed away in 2007. Clementine was his wife.
Pedrini Lorenzo: President and co-partner of Fashion Model Management. Pedrini is former Co-President at Next Management, where he was a partner along with Faith Kates and (alleged) pedophile/accomplice/supplier, Jean-Luc Brunel (https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epsteins-ties-to-the-modeling-industry-go-much-deeper-than-victorias-secret).
Pedrini Tito: Jeweller.
Pekeler, Marcus: Communications consultant in Switzerland.
Peltz, Harlan: Co-founder of iBorrow, a private commercial real estate lender. Literally lives around the block from Epstein’s NYC mansion.
Pennell, Mark: Australian movie produceactor.
Perelman, Ronald: Billionaire investor. Perelman hosted a dinner party with Epstein, Bill Clinton, Don Fowler, Don Johnson, and Jimmy Buffett all the way back in 1995, when Clinton was still president (https://www.ntd.com/bill-clinton-dined-with-jeffrey-epstein-in-1995-predating-public-timeline-report_355103.html). Perelman is also a good friend of Donald Trump and has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign. Lives about a half mile away from Epstein’s NYC mansion.
Petangi, Helsius: Son of Ivo Pitanguy, plastic surgeon to the stars.
Peters, John: Movie producer and former hairdresser. He produced Superman Returns (2006), which was directed by (alleged) sexual abuser Bryan Singer. In 2011, Peters had to pay a former assistant $3.3 million after finding that she was sexually harassed during production of Superman Returns. Peters married Pamela Anderson earlier this year, but they separated after 12 days.
Peterson, Holly: Journalist, novelist, and producer for ABC News. Friends with CNN host (and brother of Governor Andrew Cuomo) Chris Cuomo’s wife (https://pagesix.com/2014/08/22/more-than-1m-in-jewels-on-display-at-hamptons-tea-party/). This is the 2nd connection to the Cuomos in Epstein’s contacts. He has Andrew Cuomo and ex-wife Kerry Kennedy listed as well. Ghislaine attended a party to celebrate one of Holly’s books (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-caryn-zucker-peter-brown-and-barbara-news-photo/1169681635?adppopup=true).
Peterson, Riki: Not enough info. Best guess is an investment banker of the same name.
Pham Linh-Dan + Andrew: Linh-Dan is a Vietnamese actress. Her husband, Andrew, is an investment banker.
Picasso, Olivier & Alice: Olivier is the grandson of Pablo Picasso. Alice is an actress and Olivier’s former fiance.
Picciotto, Michael: Vice-Chairman at Engels & Volkers AG, a real estate firm. Former head of global financial activities for UBP, a Swiss private bank owned by Picciotto’s family.
Pickering, Jane & William: Jayne is a very famous fashion editor. William is her ex-husband.
Pignatelli, Frederico: An Italian prince whose family has “aristocratic ties to Pope Innocenzo XII” (https://federicopignatelli.com/). President, owner, and founder of Pier 59 Studios, the world’s largest photo studio complex. Federico was once accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant, but he was acquitted (https://nymag.com/intelligence2010/08/photography_studio_head_federi.html). Pignatelli also has his own modeling agency which is headed by Brunella Casella, the woman responsible for launching the career of scumbag Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and others (https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/industry-model-management-new-york-office-10505934/).
Pigozzi, Jean: Heir to the CEO of Simca, a French automaker. Pigozzi is also a photographer and fashion designer. Pigozzi regularly attends The Billionaires’ Dinner (https://www.edge.org/the-billionaires-dinner), where he has been pictured with Paul Allen and Princess Olga of Greece. Other regular attendees include Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, John Brockman, Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons and pervert who received a foot massage from 16 year old Virginia Giuffre), and Rupert Murdoch. Pigozzi lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC. Pigozzi is also a good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s (https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/photo/1539229).
Pittman, Bob & Veronique: Robert is a co-founder of MTV and CEO of MTV Networks. He has also been CEO and/or COO of other big companies such as AOL Time Warner, Clear Channel, iHeartMedia, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, and Century 21 Real Estate. Pittman has partied with Ghislaine Maxwell, Katie Ford (read my D-F thread for more on her), and Andre Balazs (https://pagesix.com/2007/04/28/arboreal-fashion/). Pittman has also been the Director of the One to One Foundation, a charity that works with underprivileged children (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1998/02/15/aols-man-with-a-mission/2e4d88f1-288e-4aa5-86b4-acf68b353954/). His home address and work address are both about a mile from Epstein’s NYC mansion. Veronique is his wife.
Pittman, Sandy: Former wife of Robert Pittman (above). Sandy is an avid mountain climber. She is allegedly responsible for the death of eight people while climbing Mount Everest, as depicted in the Jake Gyllenhaal movie, Everest (https://nypost.com/2015/09/17/socialite-everest-climber-speaks-out-im-no-villain/). Sandy supposedly refused to stop climbing until they reached a top. A blizzard blasted the mountain, killing eight members of the party.
Plepler, Richard: Former Chairman and CEO of HBO. Good friend of Peggy Siegal, the well-known publicist who acted as Epstein’s plug. More on her at a later time.
Plouvier, Diane & Denis: Denis is the owner of Trousseau linen company (https://www.denisplouvier.fblank). No info found on Diane.
Podolsky, Jeffrey: Writeeditor of such publications as Tatler (again!), People Magazine, Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Magazine, and George. Lives about a ½ kilometer away from Epstein’s NYC mansion. Has been photographed with several Epstein associates (Peggy Siegal, Carol Mack, India Hicks, and others.
Polk, George: Financial analyst who served on the Council of Foreign Relations with Epstein. Polk is also a member of the World Economic Forum.
Polii, Edoardo: Powerboat champion and textile entrepreneur.
Polu, Emmanuelle: Financier at La Nef. Ghislaine Maxwell’s cousin.
Polu: Isabelle: Former head of marketing at Microsoft. Became a translator specializing in psychology. Sister of Emmanuelle and cousin of Ghislaine.
Polu, Clary: “Marketing director of Lycos and Meetic, wife of the "startup" Christophe Schaming, co-shareholder of Winamax, the online betting company co-founded by the mysterious passenger of the Lolita Express Nicole Junkermann” (http://faitsetdocuments.com/articles.html).
Porrin Ivanisevic: No info found, but the work phone number listed traces back to Globana Media Group, a printing, publishing, and multimedia group.
Porter, Pliny: Movie producer. Close friend of Julia Roberts.
Porthault, Emmanuele: No info found.
Porthault, Mr & Mrs: Marc Porthault runs the family linen business, D Porthault. Marc’s parents founded the company. Clients include Bill Gates, Woody Allen, the Mellons, and the Kennedys. Marc’s wife, Isabelle, is the head of human resources of Chanel in Europe.
Porthault, Pascal: No info found.
Porthault, Remi & Isabel: Remi is the marketing director and president of the U.S. subsidiary of D Porthault linens.
Poster, Meryl: Former President of Television at The Weinstein Company. Before that, she was Co-President of Production for Miramax Films. A phone number connected to Meryl Poster was found in Epstein co-conspirator Sarah Kellen’s phone records on October 3, 2005. The call lasted one minute (https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epsteins-hollywood-pipeline-ran-straight-to-harvey-weinstein). Meryl is pictured here with Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-meryl-poster-and-caryn-zucker-attend-news-photo/1169681625).
Potter, Muffie: Socialite and former executive at Van Cleef & Arpels, a watch company. Married to famed plastic surgeon, Sherrell Aston. She has been photographed with Ghislaine and Peggy Siegal at various events.
Prestin, Electra: Former vice president of merchandising for Ralph Lauren and co-founder of Adam & Eve clothing company. Her father, Lewis T. Preston, was chairman of J.P. Morgan and president of the World Bank (appointed by George H.W. Bush). Her great-grandfather was newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, whom the Pulitzer Prize is named after. Another great-grandfather of hers was a partner in the Standard Oil Company of John D. Rockefeller.
Prevost, Catherine: Fashion designer.
Price, Charles H. II: Banking CEO who served as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (1981-1983) and U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. (1983-1989) during the Reagan administration. Price was also on the boards of The New York Times (1989-2002), Texaco (1989-2001), Sprint (1989-1995), British Airways (1989-1996), and other companies.
Price, Judy: Founder of Avenue, a magazine about New York City.
Princess Firyal: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee.
Pritzker, Nick: Real estate and venture entrepreneur. Comes from a massively wealthy family who made their money in chewing tobacco. Former president of Hyatt Hotels. Major investor in SpaceX, Tesla, and Uber. Cousin of Thomas (below).
Pritzker, Thomas: Billionaire heir and executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels. Cousin of Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois. Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre named Pritzker as one of the men she had to have sex with (https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-news/jeffrey-epstein-is-gone-but-allegations-against-powerful-associates-linger-20190810/). Pritzker’s name appears twice on Epstein’s flight logs (https://archive.org/stream/EpsteinFlightLogsLolitaExpress/Jeffrey-Epstein-Flight-Logs-in-PDF-format_djvu.txt). Pritzker is listed as one of the people who has knowledge of Maxwell and Epstein’s sexual trafficking conduct and interaction with underage minors (https://www.the-sun.com/news/778758/jeffrey-epstein-enablers-named-sex-trafficking-underage-victims/). Epstein has 12 phone numbers - including an emergency contact number - and two home addresses listed under Pritzker’s name. What’s even creepier is that there is a subtitle under his name that reads “Numero Uno”. Usually when Epstein adds a subtitle under someone’s name, it indicates what company they work for or a relationship of some kind (ex: X’s husband or Y’s friend). The fact that ‘Numero Uno’ is the subtitle under Pritzker’s name is unsettling, to say the least.
Propp, Rodney: Real estate tycoon known for holding onto properties until neighborhoods gentrify.
Prunier Christy & David Doss: Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products.
Pucci, Laudomia: Daughter of fashion icon, Emilio Pucci. Works as Image Director for the eponymous company.
Puig Marc: Chief executive and president of Puig, a fragrance and fashion company.
Puig Taria: No info found.
Puopolo, Sonia: Author and inspirational speaker. Former communications director of Haute Living, a luxury lifestyle magazine. Her mother died on 9/11 when the airplane she was on crashed into the World Trade Center. Her mother’s close friend, Hillary Clinton, read the eulogy at her funeral (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2497916/Wedding-ring-9-11-victim-Clinton-family-friend-1-6-million-tons-Ground-Zero-rubble-provide-hope-daughter-died-hit-run-decade-later.html).
Puttnam, David: British film producer, educator, and member of the House of Lords. Puttnam was friends with Princess Diana before her passing.
Pymont, Chris: One of the top lawyers in Britain.
Quartucci, Alan: Founder of North Shore Bloodstock and North Shore Insurance, thoroughbred bloodstock companies that provide equine insurance, consulting services, racehorse management, and more.
Quinn, Topper: Investment banker who founded a couple of consulting firms.
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2020.07.21 01:09 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letter M in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letter M under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
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Mack, Carol & Earl: Carol Mack (nee Dickey) is an interior designer. Carol is a friend of Epstein and Ghislaine (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/carol-mack-jeffrey-epstein-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-news-photo/1161443015?adppopup=true). Earle Mack was the US Ambassador to Finland from 2004-2005. He is a businessman involved in real estate and investing.
Macmillan, Dave & Bella: David is a publisher and the grandson of Harold Macmillan, former British Prime Minister (1957-1963). Bella is a British socialite and author. She also designed dresses for Princess Diana. They are now divorced. David and Bella made news in 2015 when it was revealed that Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures, jokingly mentioned firing the UK culture minister so that David can take over (https://www.theregister.com/2015/04/18/sony_emails_lynton_vaizey/). David and Bella were voted a top 50 power couple over the age 50 back in 2013.
Magaziner, Ira C: Was the senior advisor of policy development for President Bill Clinton. He now serves in a leadership role for the Clinton Foundation. He is a CEO and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative which helps people gain access to medicine and health services in low and middle income countries, most notably in Africa. Remember, the Clintons helped bail out their colleague, Laura Silsby, who was caught trying to traffick 33 Haitian children (https://harvardhrj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2009/09/King.pdf). Most importantly, Magaziner traveled on the Lolita Express on several occasions (https://www.golocalprov.com/news/exclusive-sexual-predator-jeffrey-epstein-tied-to-ris-ira-magaziner-father), including the infamous flight that included Epstein, Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, and Chris Tucker. Magaziner also flew with Ghislaine Maxwell, also (https://www.golocalprov.com/news/new-epstein-associate-maxwell-who-flew-with-ira-magaziner-arrested).
Maguire, Jennifer: Jennifer Maguire Isham is the former president of the Tribeca Film Festival where she worked closely with Robert De Niro. There are tons of pictures of them together. Before that, she was senior vice president of programming at CNN and worked at ABC where she was a producer and senior staff member at Primetime Live and ABC News. Her husband is VP and Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News. Jennifer and her husband were photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell at Epstein friend Peggy Siegal’s birthday party in 2007 (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/jennifer-maguire-isham-chris-isham-and-ghislaine-maxwell-news-photo/609461442).
Mahler, Giovanni: Businessman in the gas industry. He co-founded Navigator Gas shipping company. The most interesting story revolving around Mahler can be read here (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/millionaires-wife-is-killed-by-speedboat-in-sardinia-305350.html). Mahler was on a motorboat on the way to his yacht in Sardinia where close friend Flavio Briatore (Briatore is Naomi Campbell’s ex-boyfriend and was photographed with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts several times - https://www.the-sun.com/news/265368/prince-andrew-epstein-scandal-accuser-virginia-roberts-posts-chilling-message-aimed-at-naomi-campbell-and-ghislaine/) waited. On the way to the yacht, Mahler and the others on board struck and killed Alex Ciardi, wife of investment banker Giuseppe Ciardi. Turns out that Alex Ciardi worked with the NSPCC, a children’s charity that several others in Epstein’s ‘black book’ (Jemma Kidd, Tim Jeffries, Mary Glanville, Clare Hazell-Ivaegh, Ben Holland-Martin) and Princess Margaret have served. The accident occurred close to Silvio Berlusconi’s villa. Berlusconi is a billionaire businessman and four-time former Prime Minister of Italy who throws infamously raunchy Bunga Bunga parties. He was convicted of paying an underage prostitute for sex, but those charges were later overturned.
Mahoney, Sean: A long-time investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.
Mailer, Michael: Movie producer. Son of Norman Mailer, the famous author and journalist.
Mailman, Josh: Not enough info.
Malek, Harry & Didi: Diddi owns a fine art consultancy company that gives guidance to buyers and collectors. No info on Harry.
Malenga (Mandela) Machel: A managing director at Whatana Investments Group in Mozambique. His father, Samora Machel, was the first president of Mozambique. He died in an airplane crash in 1986 under mysterious circumstances. His mother, Graca Machel, runs the company. After her husband Samora died, she married Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013.
Malina, Marjorie: Wife of Frank Malina who co-founded Aerojet, an American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. Frank went on to become head of scientific research at UNESCO before creating Leonardo, a peer-reviewed research journal. Frank was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1990. Marjorie is the mother of Ghislaine’s brother-in-law, Roger Malina.
Malkin, Shelly & Tony: Shelly comes from major oil money. Her grandfather founded Belco Petroleum, which was bought out by Enron in the ‘80s. Tony is the chairman, president, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, the real estate investment company that owns the Empire State Building, and other properties around New York.
Mallinckrodt, Mr. Philip: A former investment banker with Credit Suisse, Schroders, and Citibank. Has served as non-executive director of The Economist, a weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology, for the last three years. The Rothschild family owns 21% of shares in the company. Mallinckrodt is a member of The Pilgrims Society and takes part in the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Manconi, John: Businessman who hosts super exclusive charity polo events attended by Prince Charles, Harry, and Andrew (https://variety.com/2002/scene/vpage/royals-have-splendid-time-1117868882/).
Mandelson, Peter: European Trade Commissioner from 2004-2008. A Labour party politician who held several cabinet posts under suspected pedophile Tony Blair and was First Secretary of State from 2009-2010. Mandelson was a very close friend of Epstein’s. Mandelson (allegedly) phoned Epstein in 2009, while Epstein was in jail, to ask Epstein to arrange a meeting with him and Jamie Dimon, the head of JP Morgan. Epstein agreed to do so, often addressing Mandelson by the nickname “Petie” (https://nypost.com/2019/10/20/uk-politician-peter-mandelson-allegedly-called-jeffrey-epstein-in-jail-for-a-favo). Mandelson was introduced to Epstein through Ghislaine Maxwell (they met through her father), who he has been friends with since the 1980s. He is also a very close friend of Prince Andrew. Mandelson is confirmed to have stayed on Epstein’s island and had dinner at Epstein’s NYC mansion with Donald Trump, David Blaine, and Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7412517/Peter-Mandelson-Jeffrey-Epstein-Ex-Labour-minister-shopping-depraved-financier-2005.html). If you scroll through the article, you will see pictures of Mandelson shopping with Epstein, as well as pictures of him with Prince Andrew. Mandelson has long been suspected of giving tax breaks to Russian oligarchs, although he has denied these charges. Mandelson is gay and has been living with his partner for over 20 years.
Manfredini Alessandro: A sculptor and graphic artist who turned to modeling in his 40s (https://made-to-measure-suits.bgfashion.net/article/14889/77/Alessandro-Manfredini-the-man-who-became-famous-with-his-beard).
Mangope Eddie: Son of Lucas Mangope, former President of Bophuthatswana in South Africa, a nation which further propagated apartheid.
Manners, Eddie: Lord Manners is the son of the 10th Earl of Rutland and an investment banker. He lives at Haddon Hall, a beautiful old mansion.
Manners, Miss Lucy: An interior designer who is the cousin of Eddie (mentioned above) and the Duke of Rutland. Lucy is a very close friend of Sarah, Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s first wife), a close friend of Epstein’s, and even served as her lady-in-waiting. Manners lives at Eastnor Castle, which houses 96 rooms.
Manners, Terssa: Teresa is the daughter of the 10th Duke of Rutland and sister of Eddie and the 11th Duke of Rutland. She was the cover girl for Tatler and posed for Vogue, two magazines that feature many Epstein contacts.
Manzano, Jose Luis & Alejandra: Jose Luis is an Argentine businessman and former politician. He is a partner in Grupo America, the second largest multimedia group in the country. He has given money to the Clinton Foundation and The Climate Reality Project ran by Al Gore.
Mappin, John: Scientologist owner of Camelot Castle and is a “central figure behind Turning Point UK, the British arm of the pro-Trump American student organization” (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/11/trum-and-farage-supporter-flies-flag-for-qanon-rar-right-conspiracy).
Margolis, Eric: A journalist who worked as contributing editor for the Toronto Sun and has appeared on CNN and on the Huffington Post website. He inherited Canadian vitamin manufacturer Jamieson Laboratories, which he sold for $300 million in 2014. Margolis chastises Epstein, Maxwell, Clinton and others and denies doing anything inappropriate, although he does claim to have been to Epstein’s homes in NYC and Florida. He says that he suspected it was a ‘honey trap’ (https://ericmargolis.com/2019/07/the-honey-trap-on-e-71st/).
Marks, Stephen & Alisa: Stephen is the founder and chairman of French Connection clothing brand. Alisa is his gold digging ex-wife.
Marocco, Manilo & Pia: Manilo is an investment banker. He attended a gala for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), along with Ghislaine Maxwell, Naomi Campbell, and several other people mentioned in Epstein’s contact list (https://www.tatler.com/gallery/the-nspccs-charity-gala). The number of suspected pedophiles and child traffickers that are involved with the NSPCC is mindblowing. His ex-wife, Pia, is close friends with Allegra Hicks (https://www.pressreader.com/uk/evening-standard-west-end-final-extra-es-homes-and-property/20080305/281767034925175), who is also in Epstein’s book.
Marsh, Jeremy: Has served as a managing director and president of Warner Bros. Records, Virgin, Telstar, and RCA.
Marterier, Astrid: A fashion consultant who used to work as VP of Global Sales and Merchandising for several brands, including Von Furstenberg, whose family makes several appearances on this list.
Martins, Peter: Leader of the New York City Ballet who was forced to retire in 2018 because he was accused of sexually abusing his dancers, dating back decades (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/arts/dance/peter-martins-resigns-ballet.html). Of course, he was eventually found to be innocent of these charges. Coincidentally, it seems as though Epstein target dancers at NYC studios, including one who was approached by an intermediary after ballet class (https://www.pointemagazine.com/jeffrey-epstein-dancers-2640183763.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2).
Marzotto, Matteo: Fashion mogul. Marzotto’s family owned Valentino fashion before selling in 2006. He used to date scumbag supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is embroiled in Epstein’s child trafficking and child abuse ring. They broke up because of her fiery temper (https://www.bild.de/news/bild-english/supermodels-ex-matteo-marzotto-says-temper-caused-split-8361996.bild.html).
Mason, Christopher: A journalist and author who writes about the rich. Best friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Sang a raunchy song for Ghislaine at her birthday party in 1994 (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/us/ghislaine-maxwell-epstein.html). Mason is going to appear in the docu-series, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” next month and has turned his back on Maxwell since finding out about her participation in the pedophila and child trafficking ring (https://nypost.com/2020/07/04/friends-fear-ghislaine-maxwell-is-in-danger-worried-for-her-safety/). The fact that he is denying any knowledge of what happened and is actually participating in this docu-series should tell you how full of shit this guy is.
Massimo, Parisi: Founder of Baltic Model Management.
Mattsson, Carolina: Owns a consulting company in Sweden. No other info found.
Mavroleon, Caitlin: Creative Consultant and Creative Direct for Art for Youth London, a charity that raises money for UK youth. Comes from a family of Greek shipping magnates.
Mavroleon, Basil & Carina: Basil is still involved in shipping, working at Genco as an Independent Director.
Mavroleon, Carlos: This guy lived a life-and-a-half. Heir to the family fortune, Carlos became disillusioned with his privileged status. He moved to Afghanistan and converted to Islam. He moved back to Britain two years later, heavily involved with drugs, specifically heroin. Despite this, he went to Harvard and became a friend and guest of the Kennedys at their home in Hyannisport. After nailing Mary Richardson, Bobby Kennedy Jr’s future wife, he joined the Mujahideen and even led attacks against the Russians. He returned to Britain and nearly married the daughter of former British politician Michael Heseltine, who has some serious pedo connections and is listed in Epstein’s book (check out my G-I thread for more info). Carlos would go on to become a war reporter and was charged with looking for Osama Bin Laden for the news program ‘60 Minutes’. He was found days later, dead of a heroin overdose, in a sleazy hotel on the outskirts of town. Many conspiracies abound (including from his family) who believe he was murdered because he was found with a heroin needle and it was well known that he never injected (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1216159/The-drug-addict-friends-haunt-Trinny-Woodall.html).
Mavroleon, Manoli: From the same Greek shipping magnate family. His name was listed in the Panama Papers (https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/11000305) for using offshore tax havens.
Mavroleon, Mr. Bluey: Father of Carlos (above) and Nicholas (below). Ran the family company for a while.
Mavroleon, Nicholas & Barbara: Nicholas works in the family business. His ex-wife, Barbara Carrera, is a model and actress.
Maxwell & Laurens, Ms Anne: Anne is Ghislaine’s eldest sister. She is a failed actress who became a hypnotherapist in Surrey.
Maxwell Malina, Christine: Older sister of Ghislaine. Used to run the West Coast office of Pergamon Press for her father in the ‘70s and ‘80s. She is a successful Internet content pioneer and educator. Rumors swirl about her involvement with tracking software and working for Israeli intelligence. Twin sister of Isabel (below). There is a great article on the Maxwells and their in-laws, particularly Christine’s husband, Roger Malina (https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors?ref=scroll).
Maxwell, Debbie: No info found.
Maxwell, Dr & Mrs Philip: Philip is Ghislaine’s older brother. Had a horrible relationship with his father. Wanted to become a writer.
Maxwell, E: Ghislaine’s mom. Died in 2013.
Maxwell, Ian & Tara: Ian is Ghislaine’s brother and a businessman. In 2018, he and his brother Kevin (listed below) founded the UK Think Tank called Combating Jihadist Terrorism (CoJit), which is ironic considering that most, if not all, of the family are likely Israeli intelligence.
Maxwell, Isabel: Older sister of Ghislaine. Co-founded Magellan with sister, Christine, and has served on the World Economic Forum (as has Philip Mallinckrodt, listed above). Along with twin sister, Christine, is rumored to be involved in tracking software and Israeli intelligence. This Reddit thread on the family is rather fantastic (https://www.reddit.com/Epstein/comments/eswqq4/ghislaine_maxwells_sisters_involved_with_silicon/).
Maxwell, Kevin and Pandora: Kevin is Ghislaine’s older brother and co-founder of the UK Think Tank called Combating Jihadist Terrorism (CoJit) with brother Ian (above).
Maxwell, Marcella: Ghislaine’s niece. Daughter of Philip Maxwell.
Mayhew, Mr John: Owner of the famous Rules restaurant in Covent Garden. Inherited the Lartington Estate.
Mazandi, Yassi: Sculptor and painter.
Mazzoti, Mateo: Violin maker.
MC & Allenor: Not positive. Could be a garden designer. Typing in the address from Epstein’s book led to this site (http://www.gardens-guide.com/gardenpages/_0532.htm), which has an email address at the top that reads [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]), a close match to the email address in Epstein’s book.
McAlpine, Alistair & Romilly: Baron McAlpine of West Green was a close advisor to Margaret Thatcher and served in the House of Lords for 26 years. McAlpine was falsely accused (supposedly) of child abuse by the BBC program, Newsnight. He won £185,000 in damages from BBC and £125,000 from ITV, both of which he donated to the children’s charity, Children in Need. Coincidentally, McAlpine collected the work of Graham Ovenden, an artist who drew naked children. Ovenden was found guilty of sexual abuse against children against underage girls, some as young as six-years-old (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/09/artist-graham-ovenden-two-years-jail). Romilly was McAlpine’s 2nd wife. Alistair died in 2014.
McDonald, John: NYC-based restaurateur.
McFarland, Anthony: No info found.
McKenzie, Raymond: Former investment banker at Lazard Freres and Morgan Stanley. Both firms appear constantly while going through Epstein’s contacts.
Mclancy Gas: No info found.
Mclane, Shannon: Fashion designer.
Mcleod Jock & Pru: Alasdair ‘Jock’ MacLeod is a long-time executive at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. His wife, Prudence, is Rupert Murdoch’s daughter. Coincidentally, Prudence attended The Dalton School while Epstein taught there in the ‘70s (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-dalton-teacher.html). Rupert Murdoch is listed later on in Epstein’s contacts. Murdoch also goes back a long way with Ghislaine. Murdoch and Ghislaine’s father, Robert, were rivals since they both owned competing newspapers in the U.S. and abroad (https://c8.alamy.com/comp/B502J2/rupert-murdoch-media-baron-in-conversation-with-fellow-newspaper-owners-B502J2.jpg).
Meister, Todd: Meister is a hedge fund manager who was married to Nicky Hilton for six weeks back in 2004. Hilton later married into the Rothschild family. Meister is a potential witness who might have knowledge of Epstein and Maxwell’s child trafficking and abuse (https://www.the-sun.com/news/778758/jeffrey-epstein-enablers-named-sex-trafficking-underage-victims/). Les Wexner invested a ton of money in Meister’s hedge fund. Todd’s father, Robert, was the one who introduced Epstein to Wexner (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epsteins-financial-black-book).
Mendoza, Neil: British publisher and entrepreneur. Mendoza served as Chairman for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, a children’s charity founded by Prince Charles (https://news.sky.com/story/stars-join-prince-charles-to-demand-all-children-get-access-to-the-arts-11491201). Mendoza also serves on the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, another children’s charity. Actor Ralph Fiennes, who is also listed in Epstein’s book, is one of the patrons of the charity (https://www.shakespeareschools.org/about-us/patrons). As of 2018, Mendoza has been the Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.
Menzies, Kate: Close friend of Princess Diana and the Royal Family. The Menzies are millionaires because of their newsagents and distribution group.
Merison, Guy & Caroline: Guy is co-founder of Hartees, a commodities firm specializing in energy.
Merivale-Austen, Bruce: Managing Partner of DM Partners Asia, a private wealth management firm. Plays polo every summer with Prince William and Prince Harry (https://www.thailandtatler.com/people/brouce-merivale-austin).
Mermagon, Mr Jonathan: Businessman and close friend of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose name keeps popping up. Memagden even served as Chairman of the UK PTI Secretariat (https://news.cision.com/curzon-pimran-khan-shares-vision-for-building-a-stronger-pakistan-through-trade,c9336910). PTI is the current ruling political party in Pakistan.
Metcalf Justin: See below under Justin and Joane Metcalfe.
Metcalf Melanie & Julian: Julian is the founder of the popular sandwich shop chain, Pret a Manger. Metcalfe has attended charity events for ARK (https://www.tatler.com/gallery/ark-charity-auction), Arpad Busson’s children’s charity and chain of children’s schools, which I wrote about last year (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/).
Metcalfe, Julian and Melanie: Same as above.
Metcalfe, Justin & Joane: Justin a jeweller in London. Joane was a fashion and interior designer. Died of lung cancer in 2016.
Metz, Robin: No info found.
Meyer, Tony: Investment banker. Co-founder of Lazard Freres Real Estate Investors as an affiliate of Lazard Freres & Co. (https://www.cfany.org/speaker-organizeanthony-e-meye). Another Lazard Freres connection.
Micklethwait, Fev & John: John has been the current editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News since 2015. He was the editor-in-chief of The Economist (21% Rothschild owned) from 2006-2015. In 2019, he ordered his employees not to investigate Bloomberg (their boss) or any other Democratic candidates during Bloomberg’s presidential campaign (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/24/bloomberg-news-will-not-investigate-mike-bloomberg-or-his-democratic-rivals-during-primary.html). Had they investigated their boss, they would have discovered his relationships with Epstein, Maxwell, Weinstein, and Wexner (https://www.mintpressnews.com/mike-bloomberg-ties-jeffery-epstein-harvey-weinstein/265369/).
Milani, Gianluca: No info found.
Milford Haven George & Clare: George Mountbatten, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven. Second cousin of Prince Charles. Founded uSwitch, a website that allows you to compare suppliers of various services. Sold the company for $400 million. George’s grandfather was the older brother of Lord Mountbatten, alleged pedophile and father figure/mentor to Prince Charles. George’s wife, Clare, was the Social Editor of Tatler magazine (there it is again!) from 1995-2005.
Milford Haven, Sarah: First wife of George Milford Haven. Daughter of millionaire businessman and gangster George Walker.
Miller, Nicole & Kim Taipale: Miller is a millionaire fashion designer and businesswoman. Taipale is her husband. They were married by Rudy Giuliani in 1996. Nicole is a good friend of disgusting perverts, Ghislaine Maxwell and Tiffany Dubin (https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_8672/), wife of even more disgusting pervert Glenn Dubin. You can read about the Dubins in my D-F thread.
Mills, Cheryl: Lawyer who defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. She served as deputy White House Counsel for Clinton, Senior Adviser and Counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and Counselor and Chief of Staff during Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State. Mills had a key role in Hillary’s email scandal and in Haiti, where the Clintons are heavily involved (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/us/hillary-clinton-cheryl-mills.html).
Minot, Carie & Bell, George: Caroline is a jewelry designer. George has been responsible for several Silicon Valley startup companies. Before that, he was a senior editor of Outdoor Life magazine and has won Emmys for directing and writing conservation documentaries. He also founded Outdoor Life Network (now NBC Sports).
Minot, Susan: Novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and poet. Sister of Caroline (above).
Mischer, Kevin: Big-time movie producer and former Hollywood executive.
Modafferi, Daniela: No info found.
Moncada Cico: No info found.
Monckton, Rosa: Former President of Tiffany & Co. jewelry company. Daughter of a Viscount. Princess Diana was Monckton’s best friend and the Godmother of one of her children. Rosa also serves as a fundraiser for and on the board of several charities, most of which focus on children. Monckton is a patron for Downside Up, a charity for children with Down Syndrome, with actor Ralph Fiennes, who is also in Epstein’s contacts (http://downsideupcharity.org/node/64). She also raises money for KIDS charity out of London where Liz Hurley (also in Epstein’s contacts) is a patron, along with Elton John, David Cameron, David Furnish, Cherie Booth, and Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman (https://www.kids.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/patrons). Epstein once offered Monckton to bring her daughter, who has Down Syndrome, to his house in Palm Beach (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/03/jeffrey-epstein-200303?currentPage=1).
Money Kryle, Mr Charlie & Kit: Charlie is a real estate specialist.
Montemayor, Cesar: Founder and President of InverCap, a large investment firm.
Monti Riccardo: Managing Director and Senior Partner at BCG (Milan), one of the largest management consulting firms in the world.
Moore Deborah: Likely the actress and daughter of Roger Moore of James Bond fame.
Moore, Juliet & Chris: Juliet is in publishing. Chris is an investment banker who worked at Bear Stearns in the ‘80s. He is now President of CSM Capital.
Moore, Mr Goeffrey: Roger Moore’s son.
Morris Stephen: Financial advisor.
Morris, Nick & Lucy: Not enough info.
Mortimer, Gigi & Averell: Gigi is a beauty entrepreneur who is very good friends with Ghislaine. Averell is Founder and CEO of Arden Asset Management. Averell’s mother was a descendant of the insanely wealthy and powerful Harriman family.
Morton, Peter: Co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe.
Morton, Robert: Former producer of Letterman’s ‘Late Show.’
Mruvka Alan: Founder and former CEO of E! Entertainment Television.
Munro, Donald: Investment banker.
Murdoch, Rupert: Billionaire media mogul who owns more media outlets than God. Known for paying millions to female employees in order to cover up sexual abuse and harassment at Fox News. It’s pointless to name his connections. He knows almost everyone of importance.
Murray Phillipson Kate: A very good friend of Ghislaine’s from their Oxford days. Granddaughter of Hylton Murray-Philipson, a Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament. Kate is Now an interior painter (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466853/What-girls-frolicked-Bullingdon-boys-Oxfords-brightest-young-women-rose-top.html).
Murray Phillipson, Mr & Mrs: Likely Kate’s brother, Hylton, a landowner and banker who Prince Charles referred to as one of his heroes. Just recently got some publicity for nearly dying from COVID 19.
Murray Threipland, Tercious/Claire: Owner of Dunbeath Castle. Claire left her first husband, Henry Herbert, The 17th Earl of Pembroke, to be with Tertius in 1981. Claire’s daughter, Emma, was a bridesmaid at the first marriage of Camila Parker Bowles (now Prince Charles’s wife).
Murray, Jean Pierre: Founder of Surf Channel and co-founder of TransCash, a prepaid Visa debit card firm.
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2020.04.12 09:03 jcjakec History of Tesla.

Tesla is a groundbreaking company. They have made a world of electric cars a reality. So how did it happen? Again guys, ignore the numbers next to some words, they're page references from the source.
Founded as Tesla Motors, Tesla Inc. was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning who financed the company until the Series A round of funding.[1] The founders were influenced to start the company after GM recalled all its EV1 electric cars in 2003 and then destroyed them.[2] Both men played active roles in the company's early development prior to and after Elon Musk's involvement.[citation needed] The AC Propulsion tzero also inspired the companies first vehicle the Roadster.[3][4].
Martin Eberhard was the original CEO of Tesla until he was asked to resign in August 2007 by the board of directors.[5][6][7] Eberhard then took the title of "President of Technology" before ultimately leaving the company in January 2008 along with co-founder Marc Tarpenning, who served as the Vice President of Electrical Engineering of the company until 2008.[7][8] Musk led the Series A round of investment in February 2004, joining Tesla's board of directors as its chairman. Tesla's primary goal was to commercialize electric vehicles, starting with a premium sports car aimed at early adopters and then moving into more mainstream vehicles, including sedans and affordable compacts.[9]
Musk took an active role within the company and oversaw Roadster product design at a detailed level, but was not deeply involved in day-to-day business operations.[10] Eberhard acknowledged that Musk was the person who insisted from the beginning on a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer body and he led design of components ranging from the power electronics module to the headlamps and other styling.[11] In addition to his daily operational roles, Musk was the controlling investor in Tesla from the first financing round, funding the large majority of the Series A capital investment round of US$7.5 million with personal funds.[citation needed]
The insignia of Tesla Motors as seen on a Tesla Roadster Sport From the beginning, Musk consistently maintained that Tesla's long-term strategic goal was to create affordable mass market electric vehicles.[12] Musk received the Global Green 2006 product design award for his design of the Tesla Roadster, presented by Mikhail Gorbachev,[13] and he received the 2007 Index Design award for his design of the Tesla Roadster.[14]
Musk's Series A round included Compass Technology Partners and SDL Ventures, as well as many private investors. Musk later led Tesla Motors' Series B, US$13 million, investment round that added Valor Equity Partners to the funding team. Musk co-led the third, US$40 million round in May 2006 along with Technology Partners. Tesla's third round included investment from prominent entrepreneurs including Google co-founders Sergey Brin & Larry Page, former eBay President Jeff Skoll, Hyatt heir Nick Pritzker and added the VC firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Capricorn Management and The Bay Area Equity Fund managed by JPMorgan Chase.[15] The fourth round in May 2007 added another US$45 million and brought the total investments to over US$105 million through private financing.[citation needed]
In December 2007, Ze'ev Drori became CEO and President. He replaced Michael Marks, who had been brought in as an interim CEO in August 2007 to replace original CEO Martin Eberhard.[7] In January 2008, Tesla fired several key personnel who had been involved from the inception after a performance review by the new CEO.[16] According to Musk, Tesla was forced to reduce the company workforce by about 10% to lower its burn rate, which was out of control in 2007.[17] In May 2008, "The Truth About Cars" website launched a "Tesla Death Watch", as Tesla needed another round of finance to survive. In October 2008, Musk succeeded Drori as CEO and fired 25% of Tesla employees.[7] Drori became vice-chairman, but then left the company in December. In December a fifth round turned into debt financing and added another US$40 million avoiding bankruptcy.[18][19]
By January 2009, Tesla had raised US$187 million and delivered 147 cars. Musk had contributed US$70 million of his own money to the company.[17][20] On May 19, 2009, Germany's Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz, acquired an equity stake of less than 10% of Tesla for a reported US$50 million.[21] In July 2009, Daimler announced that Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments bought 40% of Daimler's interest in Tesla.[22][citation needed]
The Tesla obelisk is used to identify the Supercharger network sites in California.
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2020.01.29 12:48 Yaakov117 Do the Jews really control the media and the world's wealth? Are these statistics anti semitic? 11.6% of the world’s billionaires are Jewish, despite Jews accounting for 0.2% of the world’s population. Jews are over 100 times more likely to be billionaires than everyone else on earth. More inside

Wealth is disproportionately concentrated in the hands of global Jewry. Depending on the year in question, the percentage of the Forbes 400 for the four hundred wealthiest Americans is usually around one-third or more despite comprising just 1.5% of the US’s population. In 1987, Nathaniel Weyl found 23% of American billionaires were Jewish, whereas for the last decade, the number has settled in at around 35%. In both 2009 and 2013, for example, Jews represented 35% of the list. 11.6% of the world’s billionaires are Jewish, despite Jews accounting for 0.2% of the world’s population. Jews are over 100 times more likely to be billionaires than everyone else on earth. Five of the top seven wealthiest Aussies are Jewish, despite accounting for less than 0.5% of the nation’s population. 20% of Britain’s “Super Rich” are Jewish—and most of them are immigrants. All of Monaco’s billionaires are Jewish. Jews are 25% of Canada’s billionaires (at roughly 1% of the population), 13% of Brazil’s (at 0.5% of the population), and 43% of the Ukraine’s (at roughly 1% of the population). Jews are roughly 17 times more likely per capita to make the Forbes 400 than is the rest of the American population. 46% of Jews earn more than $100,000 a year, compared to 19% among all Americans. IQ differential alone is not enough to explain this disparity; the overrepresentation is too dramatic.
Jews, by the way, are 26.4% of South Africa’s wealthiest individuals whilst representing an absurdly small .014% of the population. They have profited enormously from the diamond trade. Things are clearly going well for the Jews in South Africa, but for whites it is a different story. Per Henk van de Graaf: “The farmers live in fear, because being a farmer in South Africa is the most dangerous occupation in the world. The average murder ratio per 100,000 for the population in the world is nine, I believe. In South Africa, it is 54. But for the farming community it is 138, which is the highest for any occupation in the world” (Chicago is 28 per 100,000 and St. Louis is 35.3 per 100,000 residents as a point of reference). Whites are less than 9% of the South African population but are 40% of all murder victims. South Africa has a 95% black-on-white murder rate and the world’s highest rape rate. There are government-sanctioned policies to seize land from white farmers and re-distribute it to markedly less productive blacks. It should be noted here that the virulently anti-white Economic Freedom Fighters Party, helmed by Julius Malema, derives its funding from Jewish-Swazi billionaire Nathan Kirsh.
The music industry is, as with all forms of media, dominated by Jews, and its control has become increasingly centralized, another trend we’ve seen irrespective of the industry in question. In December 1998, with the PolyGram-Universal merger, the music industry’s Big Six became its Big Five, in control of 77.4% of a market estimated to be between $30 and $40 billion; 2004 saw another merger, this time of Sony and BMG, to create a Big Four. Coupled with the shrinking of independent labels, the Big Four were in control of a whopping 88% of the market by 2011. In December 2011, EMI was absorbed by the Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, though in Europe regulators forced Universal Music to sell off its EMI assets which became the Parlophone Label Group, and was then promptly acquired by the third member of the Big Three, Warner Music Group. In 2012, the Big Three represented 88.6% of the market.
A snapshot of the leadership of the Big Three proves illustrative; this overview from December 2019 reveals an obscene overrepresentation of Jews including Michael Lynton, Chairman of the Board for the Warner Music Group and its Vice Chairman, Len Blavatnik; of the nine other members of the Board, Noreena Hertz, Ynon Kreiz, Thomas H. Lee, and Alex Blavatnik (Len’s brother) are Jewish. Mathias Dopfner is a Gentile, but is also a self-described “non-Jewish Zionist.” The rest, such as Stephen F. Cooper—also the CEO, replacing the Jewish Edgar Bronfman, Jr.—are either contested or I could not definitively find out. Co-Chair and CEO of Warner Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck, has Jewish ancestry, and other prominent Jews in management include the COO of subsidiary Atlantic Records Group Julie Greenwald and its CEO Craig Kallman. Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge is Jewish, as are: Chairman and CEO of the Universal Music Publishing Group’s global publishing division, Jody Gerson; Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK and Ireland, David Joseph; and Executive Vice President of Marketing Andrew Kronfeld. Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer is Jewish, as is its COO Kevin Kelleher, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Julie Swidler, and President of Global Digital Business and US Sales Dennis Kooker. In other words, all three major record labels are headed by Jews and their corporate governance is dominated by Jews as well. The rest, like RCA Records CEO Peter Edge, are “well-liked Gentiles.”
Just four conglomerates control 90% of the entire US media market today, which includes television, films, telecommunications, and more: Comcast (including NBCUniversal), Disney, ViacomCBS (controlled by National Amusements), and AT&T (including WarnerMedia). These conglomerates are, in fact, almost entirely Jewish-controlled. Jews are overrepresented at places like CNN (a WarnerMedia subsidiary) by a factor of twenty-five and are over-represented among senior executive positions at the major television broadcast networks, cable networks, and movie production companies by a factor of 44.5! With positions current as of December 2019, we see that Bob Bakish, President and CEO of ViacomCBS, is Jewish as are:
https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2020/01/24/ways-of-seeing-who-determines-your-reality/
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2019.12.05 02:00 autotldr How Google’s Founders Slowly Stepped Away From Their Company

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Dec. 4, 2019, 7:23 p.m. ET.SAN FRANCISCO - About a month after Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, Larry Page, the Google co-founder, was summoned along with other prominent tech executives to a meeting at Trump Tower.
On Tuesday, Mr. Page and Sergey Brin, his Google co-founder, said they were stepping down from day-to-day executive roles at Alphabet, Google's parent company.
In a letter announcing the change, Mr. Page and Mr. Brin compared their 21 years at Google to raising a child, saying now was the "Time to assume the role of proud parents."
After Mr. Page and Mr. Brin formally founded Google in September 1998, they turned out to be skilled businessmen.
One of the benefits of no longer being C.E.O., colleagues told Mr. Page, was that he would no longer have to perform tasks like talking to advertisers and investors, according to "In the Plex," a book about Google's beginnings by Steve Levy.Instead, the founders sought out new efforts, such as mapping the world, digitizing books, developing artificial intelligence and creating new smartphone software to rival Apple's iPhone.
At a Fortune conference in 2015, in one of Mr. Page's last public interviews, he was asked about Google's interest in China, a country the company had mostly exited years earlier.
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2019.11.27 15:20 autobuzzfeedbot Here's exactly how much money each of America's 10 wealthiest people gave away to charity in 2018

  1. Jeff Bezos has previously been criticized for not giving enough to charity and for his refusal to sign the Giving Pledge.
  2. Bill Gates is a full-time philanthropist and the second-largest donor on this list after Buffett.
  3. Warren Buffett, however, prefers to give to the foundation run by his friends (and fellow billionaires) Bill and Melinda Gates.
  4. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does most of his charitable giving through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the private foundation he funds alongside his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan.
  5. Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is one of three billionaires on this list who gave 0.0% of his net worth to charity in 2018.
  6. Larry Page gave away significantly more money in 2018 than his business partner.
  7. Charles Koch gave away five times more money than his brother did in 2018.
  8. David Koch gave away $54 million in 2018, before passing away in August.
  9. Despite being a leading philanthropist in years past, Google cofounder Sergey Brin didn't donate much in 2018.
  10. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is one of three billionaires on this list who gave more than 1% of their net worths to charity in 2018.
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2019.10.16 16:46 acerod1 The Future of the IPO: Term Sheet

Direct listings had a spiritual predecessor in the form of the Dutch Auction—a method that failed to take off even though a hot company at the time, Google, tried to pave the way in 2004.
Venture capitalists and those involved then point their fingers at the investment banks for not getting on board. By those accounts, investment banks were unhappy participants in the company’s Dutch Auction—a twist on the traditional IPO that allowed for open bidding akin to eBay’s model, opening the doors to non-institutional investors. In turn, it took away much of the bank’s ability to determine pricing, for better or for worse.
“Investment banks really didn’t like the process because they had lost control and they weren’t as charitable,” said Lise Buyer, who worked on the Dutch Auction as Google’s Director of Business Optimization at the time. Buyer now helps advise companies on the IPO process as founder and principal at the Class V Group.
Early Google investor Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital echoed the view in a recent op-ed for the Financial Times, saying “no other company followed suit [on the Dutch Auction], largely because the banks closed ranks and succeeded, in a disinformation campaign worthy of the NRA gun lobby in the U.S., in portraying the IPO as a flop.”
Granted, Google did not exactly come off squeaky clean at the time, Buyer acknowledges: Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page participated in a _Playboy_article that raised questions about securities law violations. It also later emerged that some pre-IPO investors were able to pare back on the number of shares they sold when the IPO priced lower than initially reported.
But now, conversation around direct listings—or at least modifying the IPO—appears to be gaining traction even in the investment banking community.
Goldman Sachs held a panel featuring Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy, Latham & Watkins Partner Greg Rodgers, and William Connolly, head of technology equity capital markets at Goldman. Morgan Stanley too has set up its own direct listing conference on Oct. 21, sources confirm.
Indeed there is no great break up between Silicon Valley and the traditional Wall Street firms, at least not yet. Even in direct listings, the usual suspects in the tech banking space—Morgan Stanley, Allen and Co., and Goldman Sachs—are still emerging as the go-to lead advisors. The trio worked as financial advisors in both the Slack and Spotify listings.
And even as Silicon Valley paints Wall Street broadly as having fought against the Dutch Auction, banks are, perhaps thanks to the growing levels of capital and power in private markets, warming to the concept of a changing IPO process.
“We did see a shift in investor participation,” Connolly said at the conference, as recorded and released via the bank’s podcast. “Investors who talked to us after Spotify’s direct listing said ‘that was a difficult process, we don’t know how to get our arms around it, we didn’t feel comfortable participating.’ Some of those investors were some of the most active participants in Slack’s direct listings. That shows the markets are learning.”
“There should be more flexibility for more companies—like raising capital,” said Connolly. “Market should also get better at trading direct listings.”
Venture capitalist Bill Gurley meanwhile hosted a conference on direct listings earlier this month that also featured a panel with Citigroup banker Doug Baird and William and Blair’s Carl Chiou—banks that also participated on Slack’s listing as associate financial advisors.
While early on, it seemed as if only a handful of companies that didn’t need to raise cash and had a well-known brand could take on the direct listing, the swath of companies interested is widening. To list directly, a company doesn’t need to be a well-known consumer brand, but should have the right institutional investors in the conversation in order to drum up “robust demand,” says Citadel Securities Head of Execution Joe Mecane.
“The conference was to say ‘if you aren’t considering a direct listing, you aren’t doing your fiduciary duty’,” Manny Medina, CEO of sales platform Outreach, said of Gurley’s conference. Outreach is a B2B company that recently reached unicorn status. “It was a rallying cry that anyone can do it.”
Echoing Mecane, Medina noted that many startups seeking to go public now already have investors that straddle the public market—lessening, at least in theory, the need for banks to make those introductions. Mutual funds have indeed increasingly sought pre-IPO investments.
Of course, with only two direct listings in place (Slack and Spotify), and both being decacorns, we’ll have to wait to see if all this talk becomes a trend. But the intention certainly seems to be there.
“I am convinced we will either see the IPO process evolve fairly dramatically, or the direct listing process grow in popularity,” wrote Quora CFO Kelly Battles, who was also at the conference, in a recent post.
GETTING HIGH
Marijuana is receiving more regulatory acceptance across the U.S., but traditional point-of-sale and software firms are shying away because it’s still a legally dicey industry. That’s given some startups in the space an opportunity to reap some serious green on the funding side. Per my colleague, Jeff John Roberts:
“During the gold rush it’s a good time to be in the pick and shovel business,” Mark Twain reportedly said. That’s certainly true in the modern gold rush that is the cannabis industry, where it’s not just weed sellers seeking a fortune but also the companies that supply them.Case in point are the firms selling custom software—which is every bit as important to cannabis companies as picks and shovels were to Klondike gold miners. In recent years, investors have been pouring money into these software firms. The latest example of this is Denver-based Flowhub, which on Tuesday announced it has raised a $23 million Series A funding to expand its sales of compliance and point-of-sale software to marijuana dispensaries nationwide.
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2019.09.06 23:44 NotJ3st3r Saturday, September 7th

Today is:

Today we honor aunts and celebrate the relationship they have with their nieces and nephews! Perhaps you have aunts who spoiled you when you were a child, bringing you special treats and gifts. Did they have a tradition where they took you somewhere every year, or did they influence you to get involved with a certain hobby? Maybe they took care of you sometimes and let you get away with things that your parents would have never let you get away with. Perhaps you have asked them for advice over the years, or they are someone you can talk to about your parents, as they know them better than most. Maybe you have special memories of them from holidays past. Whatever your relationship with them, or the impact they have had on your life, today is for honoring and celebrating them. If you are an aunt yourself, today is for you!

"Okay, Google, when is your birthday?" "September 7 is my birthday and it is known as Google Commemoration Day!" Today we celebrate the multinational technology company Google. Starting out as just a search engine, Google now offers many other services. Google.com is the most-visited website in the world, receiving billions of requests every day.
In January 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford University, started a research project where they built a search engine, which put them on the path to the founding of Google. They came up with an algorithm they called PageRank, which analyzed relationships among websites; it determined the relevance of a website based on the number of links to other sites it had. This contrasted with many other search engines of the time, which determined the relevance of a page based on the number of times a search term appeared on it. The original name for the search engine was "BackRub," because it looked at "back links" to determine how important a site was. They eventually changed their name to Google, which is a misspelling of the word "googol," which stands for the number 1 with 100 zeros after it. This was picked to illustrate how Google would provide a lot of information, and how information on the internet is endless.
Page and Brin registered their domain name on September 15, 1997. After raising about $1,000,000 from investors, they incorporated and opened shop in a room attached to a garage in Menlo Park, California, on September 7, 1998. The date has become Google Commemoration Day, although some sources say incorporation actually took place on September 4. At the time, Google was in beta mode, and the search engine was answering about 10,000 search queries a day. That December, PC Magazine named it one of the top website and search engines of the year.
Early in 1999, Google moved its offices to Palo Alto, California. The search engine was answering about 500,000 search queries a day, and the company had upgraded to a staff of eight. Later in the year, investors brought more than $25 million in additional funding. Staff continued to grow and notable people from other leading tech companies were brought in.
In 2003, Google moved its headquarters to Mountain View, California, to a campus that became known as the Googleplex. They originally leased the campus but purchased it in 2006. It became known for its informal atmosphere and inventive style. For example, exercise balls were utilized as chairs, and it had an open concept, without cubicles. By the time they had moved in, Google was answering over 3 million queries a day. Googleplex is still Google's main office, although they now have offices elsewhere around the world as well.
By 2000, Google became the largest search engine in the world. There have been continued improvements and growth in staff since. On August 19, 2004, an initial public offering (IPO) of Google took place. In 2006, the word "google" was added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, with the definition: "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet."
Over time, the company grew from being a search engine (Google Search), to encompass much more, with other services such as Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Hangouts, and Google Maps. Google developed the Android mobile operating system, Google Chrome, and Chrome OS. They created hardware such as Nexus, the Google Home smart speaker, and the Google Pixel smartphone. They also bought YouTube. In 2015, corporate restructuring led to the creation of Alphabet Inc., and Google became its largest subsidiary. Throughout the years, Google has faced some criticism for censorship, search neutrality, privacy concerns, tax avoidance, and antitrust violations. Nonetheless, there is much that Google has accomplished and much they have to offer, and we celebrate them today!

Today we celebrate Grandma Moses, who was born as Anna Mary Robertson on today's date in 1860, in Greenwich, New York. In 1960, Governor Nelson Rockefeller proclaimed Grandma Moses Day to take place on September 7, on Grandma Moses's 100th birthday. He once again proclaimed the day the following year, for her 101st birthday.
Robertson, who gained the last name Moses after marrying Thomas Moses in 1887, began dabbling a bit with painting in her late fifties. But it wasn't until about the age of 76 that she really picked up paintbrushes, after she could no longer properly hold embroidery needles on account of her arthritis. She was self-taught, and painted in a primitive style, depicting things she was familiar with, focusing on peaceful scenes, rural life, and farm work.
She began selling her paintings for $10 each at a local drugstore. One day, in 1938, art collector Louis Caldor came in and bought all of her paintings, which led to the launch of her career. The following year, her paintings were shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and began being sold throughout North America and Europe. Anna Mary Robertson Moses became Grandma Moses. In 1946, her paintings began being used on Christmas cards, bringing her to a wider audience. She won the Women's National Press Club Award in 1949; she accepted her award in Washington, D.C., and also met President Harry S. Truman there.
Grandma Moses painted more than 1000 paintings—perhaps closer to 1,500 of them. She died at the age of 101, on December 13, 1961, in Hoosick Falls, New York. She once said, "Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy." Today we celebrate her art, as well as her spirit of staying active until late in life.

International Vulture Awareness Day "aims to create awareness about vultures as a whole, garner support among the public about the plight of vultures globally and highlight the work done by conservationists to protect these birds and their habitats." It was started by the coming together of the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Birds of Prey Programme in South Africa, and the Hawk Conservancy Trust in England, both of whom had previously had their own vulture awareness days, and wanted to work together to create an international event. In 2016, 164 groups participated in the day, representing 47 countries.
Vultures are vitally important to ecosystems, cleaning up carcasses and other garbage, which helps stop the spread of diseases to domestic and wild animals, and to humans. Many species are listed as being critically endangered, and face extinction. Vultures travel great distances, and all countries within their range need to help to fight their extinction. The Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures has details of how to bring back the vulture population to acceptable levels by 2029. Within the geographic range of the plan lie 128 countries, which may use the plan as a guide for their own countries' plans.

Today is dedicated to beer, and to everyone who loves to drink it! Beer making can be traced to about 6,000 years ago in ancient Sumeria. At that time, beer was cloudy because of lack of filtering, and it was drunk through a straw. By 2000 BCE, the Babylonians were brewing 20 types of beer. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans made beer, although wine became much more popular with the Romans—they considered beer to be the drink of the Barbarians and it was only popular on the edges of the Empire. Germanic groups were brewing beer by 800 BCE.
Because of contamination, beer was a much safer drink than water during the Middle Ages; it was drunk by people of all ages from all classes. The Catholic Church even got involved with brewing beer, and abbeys were testing grounds for improvements in brewing. Beginning in the ninth century, in Germany, hops began being introduced, standards were set up for beer, and beer began being mass-brewed. The 1516 Beer Purity Law—Reinheitsgebot—said a certain level of quality must be met for German beer. All beer could only be made with water, hops, malted barley, malted wheat, and yeast.
In the 1800s, Louis Pasteur discovered the role of yeast in the fermentation process, as well as pasteurization. Soon came along automatic bottling, commercial refrigeration, and railroads. All of these advancements allowed beer to be more easily produced and distributed. By 1880, there were 3,200 breweries in the United States. Prohibition closed them, but today there are almost as many breweries as there were in 1880, aided in part by the rise in the number of small craft breweries. With so many breweries and styles of beer to choose from, it's no wonder there is a day dedicated to the love of beer.

It is unknown who started National I Feel the Love Day, or what type of love they were referring to, but it is definitely a day to make sure some sort of love is felt. Whether this is love between partners; love between siblings, parents or grandparents; love between friends; or love between owners and their pets, it is safe to say there should be a lot of it!

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day is a day in tribute to U.S. postal workers. The day takes its name from the unofficial motto of the United States Postal service, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." The day is observed on September 7th, because it was on that day in 1914 that New York City opened its new main post office, which has those words inscribed on it. The words were derived from a transcription of an ancient Greek work of Herodotus, which described couriers in ancient Persia.
The New York City post office was originally named Pennsylvania Terminal (it is directly across the street from Pennsylvania Station), then in 1918 its name was changed to General Post Office Building, and in 1982 its name was changed again to the James A. Farley Post Office Building, in honor of the 53rd Postmaster general, who served during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The post office is also notable for being the post office where Operation Santa was started, and the largest Operation Santa work still happens there. Until 2009, the James Farley post office also had the distinction of being the only post office in New York City to be open twenty-four hours a day, but it now closes in the evenings.
Postal workers and post offices have a long history in the United States. Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General in 1775, when the American Revolution was taking place. In 1847 the first postage stamps were issued, and in 1863, during the Civil War, free city delivery began. Free rural delivery started in 1896, and airmail in 1918. In 1963 the zip code was inaugurated.

Salami Day was created by the Salami Appreciation Society, in Henrico, Virginia, in 2006. Two women, named Christine and Virginia, founded the society, and started the day, because they felt salami was an overlooked deli meat that "deserved it's day in the sun." Salami is a cured Italian style sausage, that is usually made with pork and beef and spices. Names of different types of salami are derived from ingredients, style, or place of origin of the salami. Historically, salami was popular with European peasants, especially from Italy, because it could be stored at room temperature for a long time after being cut. Salami is many times eaten on sandwiches, with cheese or crackers, or by itself.


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2019.08.18 09:00 heyShahnawaz Google vs Apple

Google vs Apple - Which is More Successful?

The meteoric rise of computer technology might not trouble the average millennial, but for those of you who remember the days before we were all hyper-connected, our Reliance on modern technology might seem somewhat problematic at times.
Where will we be in another 50 years?
Iconoclastic entrepreneur Elon Musk has said if we don't get a handle an artificial intelligence, we may create something will sorely regret, perhaps the most frightening depiction of tech dystopia isn't a television series Black Mirror, which exposes a world lacking in empathy where what once were dreams have turned into living nightmares.
Even now the media argues over automation. Will it mean a laid-back life for the masses or mass unemployment under a technocracy?
Innovation is Unstoppable, and there are a handful of tech companies at the Forefront of this Innovation.
We will look at two of them today in this episode of the infographic show Google versus Apple.
Apple was started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 with both men pushing to create the ideal personal computer, Jobs was forced out of Apple after what has been called a failed boardroom coup the company. However, lacked a great leader and jobs was brought back to eventually become CEO.
It was shortly after this that Apple grew into the Innovative Tech Giant it is today. The world was equally impressed when Apple came out with the easy to use and beautifully made iPod three years later, two years after that came the iTunes music store, but we're really shaking things up was the release of Apple's flagship product, the iPhone. that was in 2007.
The iPad came in 2010. And since these products came onto the market Apple has arguably Ruled The Roost of consumer gadgets as for Steve Jobs.
He's now treated like a technology demagogue.
But, where would we be without Google the company behind the search engine that most folks can't live without Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995.
It said the two did not agree on many matters, but one thing they did agree on was the creation of a search engine that ranked pages by their importance on the world wide web.
This search engine was actually first called backrub, but then fortunately for the pair, they saw the light and made the change to Google.
Google incorporated was born in 1998 and soon Venture capitalists were poised to invest in the small outfit Google just kept growing and soon billions of searches would be made every day on its search engine the company created its headquarters the Googleplex, which would soon become synonymous with the avant-garde kind of tech workplace we see all over today.
The company has since ventured into all kinds of markets including the smartphone business renewable energy self-driving cars Enterprise Services artificial intelligence and machine learning and all manner of smart devices.
If we can get through life without becoming part of apples sometimes criticized ecosystem.
It would be difficult to not be a consumer of a Google product because Google has its fingers in so many pies. It created a parent company that goes by the name alphabet Inc. This is what we call a conglomerate now.
Let's get straight to Money Matters as we said before some critics have said these companies are too big for our own good, if we take a look at the most recent Forbes world's biggest companies list, Apple is a ninth place.
That is the highest-ranked tech company on the list. And for some time now, the media has been telling us Apple will become the world's first company to be worth a staggering 1 trillion dollars. Forbes has Apple’s sales on its latest list at $217.5 billion dollars.
Profits at $42.5 billion and Assets at $331.1 billion and a total value of $752 billion dollars.
The next tech company down the list is Samsung electronics, and in 24th Place is Alphabet Inc.
Forbes puts the Alphabets sales at $89.9 billion dollars of profits. at $19.5 billion, assets at $167.5 billion and net worth at $579.5 billion dollars, but 2018 is past now and so we must wait until Forbes creates its new list as Fortune rights in 2018, while Apple generates bigger profits. It is only slightly ahead of Google in regards to which company will become the world's first company with a valuation of over one trillion dollars.
Fortune puts Amazon as the third company in the running, with Microsoft also a contender and Facebook not far behind.
Tesla, It says is a dark horse but CEO Elon Musk seems to Big his company is on a similar trajectory to one of SpaceX's rockets.
Back to Google and Apple.
It's thought that Apple has around 123,000 employees, but to the chagrin of President Donald Trump Apple outsources much of its manufacturing to countries such as China and Taiwan apples biggest partner in the assembly businesses Foxconn and it has factories in a number of countries around the world.
Google has 73992 employees as of 2019 it outsources such things as IT functions to India, while it’s also been building its servers in Asia.
Well, that’s not easy to say, according to one engineer that has worked at both companies, Google is better if you want to solve big technological problems, as Apple is more concerned with design and Google with technology.
If you are a female engineer, where would be better? Google is currently being sued for pay discrimination based on gender. Whereas Apple has been shouting from the rooftops that it has solved the gender pay gap, which is the better company in general when it comes to controversy both these world leaders have been tainted more than a few times Apple has come under the gun for human rights abuses in its assembly factories in China and we all remember the news about those suicide Nets at its assembly plants, but more recently Apple has been skewered in the press for its offshore business in Ireland and late last year the billions It has saved from offshoring in the Tax Haven of the Channel Island of Jersey. CEO Tim Cook fired back stating that Apple was the USA's biggest taxpayer the last Google is no stranger to tax avoidance so much so that in the UK a Google tax has been mulled over to get something back from companies that funnel their profits through low-tax countries.
It seems there is no angel in this department. What about their products? Which company could you just not live without? while it may be some time before we being driven around in one of Google's autonomous vehicles. And even though we enjoyed a 30-minute dalliance with its machine learning Doodlebops. Google has a few things that we might take for granted.
That is arguably its search engine the Chrome browser its Android operating system Gmail and to a lesser extent its productivity Suite or Google Suite we might also mention that Google owns YouTube to give you an idea on Google Power its Chrome browser alone has an almost 60% share of the browser market.
The Google search engine has a 75% share of the search engine market and Android has a whopping 87% share of the mobile operating system market, but then we have those Innovative and sleep Apple products and also the Apple operating system iOS that Apple aficionados will tell you they cannot live without.
I never go back you hear many an Apple user safe. The question is which company has really done the most for mankind and looking into the future who will be at the Forefront of Tech Innovation. Both companies are making hay in the augmented and virtual reality space and both are very serious about Artificial intelligence. So who will be on top in 10 years' time?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also. Be sure to check out my other Blog post called Android vs iOS. Thanks for reading :)
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2019.06.15 06:41 jocker12 Self Driving Cars Wrong Predictions And Hype - Does Anybody See A Problem Here?

What’s Behind Technological Hype?
Oct 16th, 2011 - GM: Self-Driving Vehicles Could be Ready by End of Decade
Jan 12th, 2012 - Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here
Aug 16th, 2012 - Earlier this month KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research released a report not only predicting that we’ll eventually be driving – or, rather, not driving – autonomous cars, but that they’ll be in showrooms as early as 2019. Maybe even sooner.
Sep 25th, 2012 - Sergey Brin is promising Google's self-driving cars will be available for everyone within five years
Dec 12th, 2012 - Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020
Jan 14th, 2013 - Driverless Cars Coming To Showrooms By 2020, Says Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn
Aug 27th, 2013 - Andy Palmer, the Executive Vice President of California-based Nissan Motors Ltd., has announced that Nissan will make fully autonomous vehicles available to the consumer by 2020. These cars will be able to drive in urban traffic.
Oct 27th, 2014 - Next generation Audi A8 capable of fully autonomous driving in 2017
Feb 5th, 2015 - Ford CEO Mark Fields - Ford Expects Fully Autonomous Cars In 5 Years
Mar 17th, 2015 - Chris Urmson, Google's Car Chief at that time, says "My son better not be driving in 5 years. My team and I are committed to making sure that doesn’t happen".
Mar 25th, 2015 - General Motors president Dan Ammann said he would be surprised if his company wasn’t shipping self-driving cars by 2020.
Sep 13th, 2015 - Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver
Sept 21st, 2015 - Apple has set a shipping date of 2019 for its own electric vehicle, though the WSJ reported that the first version of the car might not be driverless.
Sept 23rd, 2015 - Elon Musk expects first fully autonomous Tesla by 2018, approved by 2021 - min 8.06 to 8.29 in the video - In an interview by Danish newspaper Borsen, Tesla’s founder Elon Musk accelerates his timeline for the introduction of fully autonomous Teslas by 2 years (!) compared to his estimate less than a year ago (October 2014)
Oct 8th, 2015 - First autonomous Toyota to be available in 2020
Jan 29th, 2016 - Andrew Ng, Baidu’s Chief Scientist expects a large number of self-driving cars on the road by 2019
Feb 27th, 2016 - Raj Nair, Ford’s head of product development: autonomous vehicle on the market by 2020
Apr 5th, 2016 - 26-year-old hacker’s George Hotz startup, Comma.ai, plans to start selling autonomous conversion kits for Honda and Acura vehicles this year.
Apr 23rd, 2016 - Johann Jungwirth, Volkswagen’s appointed head of Digitalization Strategy, expects the first self-driving cars to appear on the market by 2019. He did not claim that these would be Volkswagen models.
May 10th, 2016 - General Motor’s head of foresight and trends Richard Holman said at a conference in Detroit that most industry participants now think that self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020 or sooner.
May 24th, 2016 - NuTonomy to provide self-driving taxi services in Singapore by 2018, expand to 10 cities around the world by 2020
Aug 23rd, 2016 - Delphi and MobilEye to provide an off-the-shelf self-driving system by 2019
Jan 5th, 2017 - Scott Keogh, Head of Audi America announced at the CES 2017 that an Audi that really would drive itself would be available by 2020.
Mar 3rd, 2017 - Oliver Garret, Founding Partner & CEO of RiskHedge - 10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 -- Here's How To Profit
Nov 7th, 2017 - Alphabet Launches the First Taxi Service With No Human Drivers
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2019.04.13 09:37 earlydayrunnershigh [The Tim Ferriss Show] #367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach

There was an interesting podcast with Eric Schmidt that had some real nice stories reaching back to the early days at Google. The lessons Eric learned from Bill Campbell were personally especially inspiring. I've summarized some of the topics discussed and extracted some quotes from Eric that I thought was interesting. (Original headlines are from Tim's blog)

Why did Eric begin his undergrad in architecture and shift to electrical engineering?
Software didn't really exist at the time. Computer science didn't really exist as a field. I had been programming when I was in high school. It was a rare event at the time. When I meet some 15 year old boy that has three computers and is a gamer and sits at home with all sorts of screens all night. That was me back then without the computers, without the gaming, without the screens. So when I went to college, I actually applied as an architect, because I had studied architecture in high school, I liked it. But I wasn't a very good architect, but I was quite a much better engineer, and when I got to freshman year, I was a good enough programmer that I skipped the freshman year programming. And that's the the hallmark of a flexible college program is they organized around my ability. So I was what we now call an early developed nerd, although the term wasn't even used back then.

Eric talks about working at Sun Microsystems in 1983 and contrasts the world of electronics then with today.
So one of the things to think about when you look at your phone or your Macintosh or your PC, is that there were whole waves of predecessors of these things that were impossibly slower, and it impossibly more expensive. But had those things not occurred, we wouldn't have gotten to where you are today. So each generation builds this product that's impossibly difficult. So Sun managed to build what was impossible at the time, which was a one megahertz processor, a one megabyte memory, and a one megabit screen. Today, your phone has a gigabit that is 1000 or more times more than that.

How did Eric wind up at Sun and who does he consider his mentors from those days?
In my story, what happened was I was at Berkeley, and my best friend was a brilliant computer scientist named Bill Joy, who was the chief programmer, much of the technology of the time, he did much of the early internet programming. And when I was at Xerox, I worked with another brilliant computer scientist named Butler Lampson. So I had the best, smartest mentors in the technical sense. So I had a choice of staying and doing research. But I really wanted to go into a company. My friend Bill had founded Sun Microsystems, which was this technical platform at the time. And I showed up. The technology is such that 30 years earlier, that knowledge base survives in the heads of the people who were there, and in the legacy of the intellectual property that they invented.

Has Eric always been known as a clear communicator, or is it something he developed over time?
I don't know, to be honest, I'm just this is who I am. I think what happens is that I'm a very logical thinker, and I'm a good explainer. So logical thinker plus good explainer, is how it works.

What did Eric learn about the executive arts at this point in his career, and how did they differ from the way things are done today?
It's important to say right now that today, we know much more how to run successful tech companies than we did in the 1980s and 90s. The formula, the learning, the standards of excellence are far far more honed over the last 20 years of executives working in each other companies and things like that. That's part of why things happen so fast in our industry. But at the time, we didn't really know how to professional really software in this new space, we didn't really have open source software established as a principal, we didn't really know how to sell it.

When you’re teaching, learning, and doing business in uncharted territory, sometimes you’ve got to write the reference material.
What's interesting is a lot of the things that I'm talking about are still not written down from the engineering science perspective, how do you manage a large software project, I'm not aware of a defining book that describes that. There's plenty of technical books about aspects of software, but the culture of software is still evolving.

On the seemingly everywhere venture capitalist John Doerr and how small Silicon Valley is — and was, especially in its early days — despite how vast it might appear to outsiders.
John was this mythical figure that I met when I first joined Sun. He seemed everywhere. And he was one of these prodigies at sales, he had worked at a company called Compaq. And he'd been so successful as a salesperson that he had joined Kleiner Perkins, which became the most successful venture firm in history. I learned a lot from John, because he had a pretty simple rule, which is that what do venture capitalists do? They help the management team, they recruit management team, and they raise money. So the world is much smaller than it seems. If you're an outsider looking at our world, somebody might think it this vast world. But to me, it seems like about 100 people and they all know each other, they've all been on each other's boards. They were all working together toward a common goal. I've since learned that this is how industries develop.

Eric’s 30-second history of Silicon Valley.
The history of the valley was that it started with the Fairchild Corporation, and then in late 1950s, and then a group of eight left, they were called the traitorous eight, and they went to Intel and a number of other companies. And they were funded by this guy named Arthur Rock. And he was the only venture capitalist as I interviewed him for something else I was doing. He's now elderly and retired, but incredibly impressive. And I said, well, what was venture like back then? And he said, well, we were the only one, so we would just wait until we decided. How long would you make people wait? Oh, six weeks, eight weeks, we were the only money in town. And he had been clever enough to figure out the limited partner structure which fuel this industry. Once the business started going, the fact that there was not a non compete, meant that people all lived essentially with each other, right? They went to each other's parties, they were in marriages, if you will. Everybody knew each other. And from that strength, they lifted all of us.

Does Eric believe Silicon Valley is a unique, non-recurring phenomenon? What would it take to replicate its positive characteristics for entrepreneurship elsewhere?
The thing Silicon Valley has going for it are, at least historically, abundance of land, great opportunity, plenty of money, 2 tremendous technical universities in Berkeley and Stanford, this history of entrepreneurial in nature of things, a sense of going higher than others. This is the moon shots versus roof shots. There are a set of people who also believe that the nature of California is part of it. There was a book written that some of this happened, this is before my time, because of the anti-war activities in the 60s and LSD and so forth. And that the kind of crazy thinkers of the time again, before me, ended up here. And that also helped program the area. So they would think broader or higher. I don't know if that's true or not. In order to replicate Silicon Valley, you're going to need to have leading universities, lots of money and time. We have evidence that Cambridge, Massachusetts has done this. If you look at biotech, they've clearly built a model very similar. We have evidence that New York is on its way. It looks like there's enough money, enough people enough universities there, obviously a great draw of the city. And we have evidence that Beijing has the same feeling. When you go to Beijing, you get that same feeling of crazy startups. So those are a few. Tel Aviv is another one. We need more competitors than the ones I just named. We need 20 competitors 30 competitors 40 competitors.

John Doerr’s role in introducing Eric to Google.
I had known John for very, very long time because he was on the board of Sun when I was there for 14 years. And I happened to be at a fundraiser a political fundraiser at John Chambers house, who was the CEO of Cisco. And John came up to me, that is John Doerr came up to me, says you should check out Google.

Eric sets the scene of his interview with Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
And they start to question me, and they're very interested in what I'm doing at Novell, I was a CEO at the time. And they had decided that what I was doing at Novell made no sense at all. And they wanted to make sure that I knew this. So this went on for an hour and a half. And it was rough. I mean, they were very sharp. And I remember as I walked out of the building, thinking, boy, I haven't had that good of an argument in years. The thing we were talking about were technically called proxy caches. They accelerate the internet and they believed at that time that you didn't need them, and I believe that you did. After we purchased YouTube, the way we handled the extraordinary growth of YouTube, is we built proxy caches. So what I like to say is they were right. And then I was right.

During his Google interview/argument, what clued Eric in to the fact that he was dealing with atypical founders?
Because they're brilliant. And because they are so technically current, they can ask the really hard questions.

How did Larry and Sergey assess Eric as a potential leader, and what qualities inEric did John Doerr see as a complement to those of the Google founders?
I'm not sure. They had interviewed for about 18 months before me. And they like to spend a lot of time with their people, their candidates, so they would go on vacation for the day or go skiing with a candidate or so forth to to judge cultural fit. It became fairly quickly clear that I would be a good fit. Because we had, although we were different in age, we had had the same faculty members, 18 years apart. And we had a very similar technical background.

In what ways did Eric lend his “adult supervision” to manage the brilliant chaos of early Google and spur its growth?
My understanding is that the 2 venture capitalists, when they had invested, wanted to bring in somebody who had operating experience, this came to be turned adult supervision.

Eric explains Sergey’s 70-20-10 model and how it’s been applied at Google.
So Sergei, we had an off-site, and with the whole management team, and I still remember. Sergei got up on the board, and he did some math. He's a brilliant mathematician. And at the end of the math, he said, the right answer is 70, 20, 10. 70%, on your core business, 20% on adjacent or nearby things, and 10%, on wild bets. The reason I highlight this is I believe that you can systematically manage innovation. You'll never be able to pick which of the 50 ideas are going to be the next billion dollar corporation. It's too hard. But you can manage it so that when you get these shots on goal, you identify them, you get a chance to fund them, you look at them, you can systematized innovation, even if you can't completely predict it.

What Eric believes a company should focus on to keep growing pains from becoming an equally scalable distraction.
One of the things to know is that when you're in a high growth situation, you've got to focus on the right things. It's very, very easy to get distracted. In a high growth scenario, the most right thing is to make your product better. In other words, product product product product. Because if you have a very strong product, it's relatively easy to sell. It's relatively easy with a very strong product to make money from it, it's relatively easy to recruit people to work on it, if you have a weak product, it's very different.

What Eric considers his most important job as a CEO.
I can tell you that as the CEO, that my most important thing to do is to make the velocity of interactions faster.

What did Google’s weekly meeting schedule look like initially, and how has it adapted over time? Is it what Eric would consider ideal?
If I had my own way, the way I would run the companies, I would meet every day at four. Because operationally, things happen every day, and they can be quick.

Who was Bill Campbell, and why did Eric, together with Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, write Trillion Dollar Coach about him?
Bill Campbell, is in at least in our opinion, is the most successful coach in world history. He was the primary coach for Google in its rise, he was also the primary coach for Apple in its rise, along with a host of other companies. And the sum of the companies that he has coached have now exceeded more than $2 trillion of value.

Why does coaching matter in the business world, and what made Bill such an exceptionally gifted coach?
If you go to a company, as you get to higher and higher, you're dealing with very sophisticated, very educated, very experienced, seasoned professionals that know what to do. Well, in fact, not only do they not know what to do, but they're all caught up in their own politics and their own egos, and they disagree with each other. And they want to make their mark, and they want credit, and so forth. And a coach sorts that out in the same sense that a coach of a football team or a basketball team does. It's the same principle but applied to business.

What were Bill’s opinions about starting and running meetings?
So for example, meetings tend to be unstructured. So his advice was, make a list of things you want to talk about. And then start the meeting, not with that list, unless you're in crisis. But start with trip reports. And because people were traveling, people would spend 5 or 10 minutes, we would often use Google Maps and show I went from here to here to here. But then that allowed people to conversationally, explain what they were worried about, or what they had observed. This works incredibly well, because it humanized the organization. The thing I learned from Bill, and I'm used to running fast, and I'm used to baba blah, is this good or bad? That's fine, goodbye. Right? That doesn't work. It doesn't work for junior employees, and it doesn't work for senior employees. They're human too. So if you're going to manage people, or leave them, leave the whole person. How are you? How is your family? How was your operation? What are you worried about? What are your better at life? What do you think about the political situation? What do you think about the Grand Prix and the racecars? Whatever it takes to get people to be humanized turns out to be key.

The key difference between a coach and a manager.
The difference between a coach and a manager, this is important, is a manager will say, Tim, please do this. A coach will say Tim, what do you want to do? And then he'll carefully guide you to what you want to be to what the collective good is. That function is critical.

How would Bill facilitate solutions when decision makers didn’t see eye-to-eye?
So the rule we had about meetings was that there was a decision maker in the room. But the decision maker in the room did not make the decision in the room until after other people had been heard. Even if he couldn't get them to a common agreement, the fact that they had participated in the discussion and had been heard, and saw the decision being made, allowed them to overcome their embarrassment or envy or unhappiness that they had lost, to go back and fight for a win.

When Google went public in 2004, Bill recommended that Eric step aside as chairman, but made sure he would be reinstated as chairman later. What was his thinking behind this, and how did he pitch it to Eric?
There was a complicated discussion about independence involving dual class, sort of a technical matter. And they had come to this idea. And I thought, Well, I've done a good job, right. I felt, I took it personally, I took it wrong. It was my pride that that got to me. And so he immediately recognized that this was a pride problem. Right? So he said, Look, I get it, I understand it. I think this is best for the company. And I, in the next year, I'll work to make this reverse in the right way. And his credibility with me by then, this is we started working three years earlier, was so high that I naturally said, Okay.

Though Eric was initially resistant to the idea of having a coach, here’s what happened during his first meeting with Bill to convince him otherwise.
Once I sat down with Bill, I knew I needed a coach. And the way I knew was that he had been working with another executive who worked for me, at the time, inside of Google. This other executive had a health problem, a very bad cancer problem. And he did not, he Bill, did not tell me. And I thought, if Bill wouldn't tell me that, then Bill must be able to keep confidentialness. He must be a person who is going to be on my team, keep secrets of the company, protect us and so forth.

How did Bill Campbell walk the delicate line between simultaneously helping Google and Apple — and being so trusted by both?
Bill was not involved in the product, the product decisions as much as he was in the coaching. And he was careful not to cross the boundaries.

What was Bill Campbell’s secret for accurately sniffing out BS when people weren’t being honest with him, and what were the consequences of such dishonesty if discovered?
I think, for one thing, he had just massive experience doing this. And so you get really good at checking it. But remember, he also had many, many sources.

As Bill reportedly told Chegg’s Dan Rosensweig, “I don’t take cash, I don’t take stock, and I don’t take shit.” So how was he compensated? What were his primary motivations?
He explained that he had done really well in his previous job. And this was his give back to the industry. Right, he wanted to do this. And he didn't want to be confused by money. He wanted to work with the people on the principles that he cared about.

As someone who was always trying to find the right people for the right problems, how did he handle firing the wrong people when things didn’t work out?
Because he had high credibility, even had high credibility with people who were in the process of losing their jobs. And so he would go and say "Look, this is not working out, and I will help you in your next role." And that made an enormous difference. Which of course he did.

How Bill became part of “the fabric” at Google — and Apple — and facilitated conversations between the two in a way no one else could.
He was very helpful when there began to be tensions between Apple and Google. And because he knew both sides, he would sit there. There were serious disputes between Steve and some of the Google executives over some of the issues in Android vs. iPhone, for example. And those disputes had to do with who could do what and intellectual property and those kinds of things. He got people to talk to each other, they wouldn't have otherwise been able to speak. So there's a case where having credibility with both groups was extremely helpful.

What Eric tries to incorporate into his own life from Bill’s Saturday morning routine.
His rule was that on Saturday mornings when you wake up, when it's typically quiet. That's the time to sit down and actually think about what happened in the week. Go through everything and get yourself organized. What's your week, like? What's your month, like? And take however long you take to think just in your own head? Am I using my time the most effectively?
What does a typical morning look like for Eric?
When I'm in one place for a while, yeah, I typically get up and you know, eat something. Although not recently, I guess I've tried. I'm now trying intermittent fasting, see if that makes a difference.

What does Eric hope to gain(or lose) by intermittent fasting?
There's medical arguments, they're not a fact, that we evolved as hunter gatherers where we had relatively low amounts of food for long periods of time. So fasting was part of being a hunter gatherer, and that our bodies are in fact healthier and better when they eat they're not continuously grazing. And so there's a whole school of thought that says that the best thing to do is to not eat for like 16 hours, and then eat lunch or dinner, or just a dinner or things like that.

What book does Eric gift the most, and why?
The Better Angels of Our Nature

Does Eric have any favorite failures or challenges that set the stage for later successes?
For me, the the key moment in my professional career was the decision to go to Novell from Sun. And then the decision to leave Novell. And when I was in Novell, which was a hardcore turn around, a difficult business, lots of problems. That's where a lot of the skills that I had not developing when I was at Sun were developed. You don't really know how a good leader you are until you face a really hard challenge. My hobby is airplane flying. And I had been training in a small jet, and jet training, because it's life and death. They really push you to make decisions and take command. And for me the jet training, at one point, they had a copilot, and they told the copilot to be incredibly unhelpful, without telling me that, in order to train me to take command in a difficult situation in the simulator.

Has Eric’s exposure to the arts developed his intuition in a way that’s been useful toward making hyper analytical business decisions?
I think when you have a hyper analytical person, which I am, and many people in my industry are, you can be tone deaf. And anything that you can do to increase your understanding, if you're like me, of how people are going to react to things, how people will perceive emotionally, what you're doing is helpful.

What would Bill Campbell have considered “success?”
So he was a principled person who had high integrity. He expected it from others, and he thought that a successful life was one well lived that were consistent with those principles.

What would Eric’s billboard say?
Software and analytical thinking

Specific cuts from the podcasts can be listened here
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2019.04.13 09:30 earlydayrunnershigh [The Tim Ferriss Show] #367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach

Another great episode with Eric Schmidt. The lessons Eric learned from Bill Campbell were especially inspiring personally. Here are some of the topics discussed and quotes from Eric. (Original headlines are from Tim's blog)

Why did Eric begin his undergrad in architecture and shift to electrical engineering?
Software didn't really exist at the time. Computer science didn't really exist as a field. I had been programming when I was in high school. It was a rare event at the time. When I meet some 15 year old boy that has three computers and is a gamer and sits at home with all sorts of screens all night. That was me back then without the computers, without the gaming, without the screens. So when I went to college, I actually applied as an architect, because I had studied architecture in high school, I liked it. But I wasn't a very good architect, but I was quite a much better engineer, and when I got to freshman year, I was a good enough programmer that I skipped the freshman year programming. And that's the the hallmark of a flexible college program is they organized around my ability. So I was what we now call an early developed nerd, although the term wasn't even used back then.

Eric talks about working at Sun Microsystems in 1983 and contrasts the world of electronics then with today.
So one of the things to think about when you look at your phone or your Macintosh or your PC, is that there were whole waves of predecessors of these things that were impossibly slower, and it impossibly more expensive. But had those things not occurred, we wouldn't have gotten to where you are today. So each generation builds this product that's impossibly difficult. So Sun managed to build what was impossible at the time, which was a one megahertz processor, a one megabyte memory, and a one megabit screen. Today, your phone has a gigabit that is 1000 or more times more than that.

How did Eric wind up at Sun and who does he consider his mentors from those days?
In my story, what happened was I was at Berkeley, and my best friend was a brilliant computer scientist named Bill Joy, who was the chief programmer, much of the technology of the time, he did much of the early internet programming. And when I was at Xerox, I worked with another brilliant computer scientist named Butler Lampson. So I had the best, smartest mentors in the technical sense. So I had a choice of staying and doing research. But I really wanted to go into a company. My friend Bill had founded Sun Microsystems, which was this technical platform at the time. And I showed up.
The technology is such that 30 years earlier, that knowledge base survives in the heads of the people who were there, and in the legacy of the intellectual property that they invented.

Has Eric always been known as a clear communicator, or is it something he developed over time?
I don't know, to be honest, I'm just this is who I am. I think what happens is that I'm a very logical thinker, and I'm a good explainer. So logical thinker plus good explainer, is how it works.

What did Eric learn about the executive arts at this point in his career, and how did they differ from the way things are done today?
It's important to say right now that today, we know much more how to run successful tech companies than we did in the 1980s and 90s. The formula, the learning, the standards of excellence are far far more honed over the last 20 years of executives working in each other companies and things like that. That's part of why things happen so fast in our industry. But at the time, we didn't really know how to professional really software in this new space, we didn't really have open source software established as a principal, we didn't really know how to sell it.

When you’re teaching, learning, and doing business in uncharted territory, sometimes you’ve got to write the reference material.
What's interesting is a lot of the things that I'm talking about are still not written down from the engineering science perspective, how do you manage a large software project, I'm not aware of a defining book that describes that. There's plenty of technical books about aspects of software, but the culture of software is still evolving.

On the seemingly everywhere venture capitalist John Doerr and how small Silicon Valley is — and was, especially in its early days — despite how vast it might appear to outsiders.
John was this mythical figure that I met when I first joined Sun. He seemed everywhere. And he was one of these prodigies at sales, he had worked at a company called Compaq. And he'd been so successful as a salesperson that he had joined Kleiner Perkins, which became the most successful venture firm in history.
I learned a lot from John, because he had a pretty simple rule, which is that what do venture capitalists do? They help the management team, they recruit management team, and they raise money.
So the world is much smaller than it seems. If you're an outsider looking at our world, somebody might think it this vast world. But to me, it seems like about 100 people and they all know each other, they've all been on each other's boards. They were all working together toward a common goal. I've since learned that this is how industries develop.

Eric’s 30-second history of Silicon Valley.
The history of the valley was that it started with the Fairchild Corporation, and then in late 1950s, and then a group of eight left, they were called the traitorous eight, and they went to Intel and a number of other companies. And they were funded by this guy named Arthur Rock. And he was the only venture capitalist as I interviewed him for something else I was doing. He's now elderly and retired, but incredibly impressive. And I said, well, what was venture like back then? And he said, well, we were the only one, so we would just wait until we decided. How long would you make people wait? Oh, six weeks, eight weeks, we were the only money in town. And he had been clever enough to figure out the limited partner structure which fuel this industry. Once the business started going, the fact that there was not a non compete, meant that people all lived essentially with each other, right? They went to each other's parties, they were in marriages, if you will. Everybody knew each other. And from that strength, they lifted all of us.

Does Eric believe Silicon Valley is a unique, non-recurring phenomenon? What would it take to replicate its positive characteristics for entrepreneurship elsewhere?
The thing Silicon Valley has going for it are, at least historically, abundance of land, great opportunity, plenty of money, 2 tremendous technical universities in Berkeley and Stanford, this history of entrepreneurial in nature of things, a sense of going higher than others. This is the moon shots versus roof shots. There are a set of people who also believe that the nature of California is part of it. There was a book written that some of this happened, this is before my time, because of the anti-war activities in the 60s and LSD and so forth. And that the kind of crazy thinkers of the time again, before me, ended up here. And that also helped program the area. So they would think broader or higher. I don't know if that's true or not. In order to replicate Silicon Valley, you're going to need to have leading universities, lots of money and time. We have evidence that Cambridge, Massachusetts has done this. If you look at biotech, they've clearly built a model very similar. We have evidence that New York is on its way. It looks like there's enough money, enough people enough universities there, obviously a great draw of the city. And we have evidence that Beijing has the same feeling. When you go to Beijing, you get that same feeling of crazy startups. So those are a few. Tel Aviv is another one. We need more competitors than the ones I just named. We need 20 competitors 30 competitors 40 competitors.

John Doerr’s role in introducing Eric to Google.
I had known John for very, very long time because he was on the board of Sun when I was there for 14 years. And I happened to be at a fundraiser a political fundraiser at John Chambers house, who was the CEO of Cisco. And John came up to me, that is John Doerr came up to me, says you should check out Google.

Eric sets the scene of his interview with Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
And they start to question me, and they're very interested in what I'm doing at Novell, I was a CEO at the time. And they had decided that what I was doing at Novell made no sense at all. And they wanted to make sure that I knew this. So this went on for an hour and a half. And it was rough. I mean, they were very sharp. And I remember as I walked out of the building, thinking, boy, I haven't had that good of an argument in years. The thing we were talking about were technically called proxy caches. They accelerate the internet and they believed at that time that you didn't need them, and I believe that you did. After we purchased YouTube, the way we handled the extraordinary growth of YouTube, is we built proxy caches. So what I like to say is they were right. And then I was right.

During his Google interview/argument, what clued Eric in to the fact that he was dealing with atypical founders?
Because they're brilliant. And because they are so technically current, they can ask the really hard questions.

How did Larry and Sergey assess Eric as a potential leader, and what qualities inEric did John Doerr see as a complement to those of the Google founders?
I'm not sure. They had interviewed for about 18 months before me. And they like to spend a lot of time with their people, their candidates, so they would go on vacation for the day or go skiing with a candidate or so forth to to judge cultural fit. It became fairly quickly clear that I would be a good fit. Because we had, although we were different in age, we had had the same faculty members, 18 years apart. And we had a very similar technical background.

In what ways did Eric lend his “adult supervision” to manage the brilliant chaos of early Google and spur its growth?
My understanding is that the 2 venture capitalists, when they had invested, wanted to bring in somebody who had operating experience, this came to be turned adult supervision.

Eric explains Sergey’s 70-20-10 model and how it’s been applied at Google.
So Sergei, we had an off-site, and with the whole management team, and I still remember. Sergei got up on the board, and he did some math. He's a brilliant mathematician. And at the end of the math, he said, the right answer is 70, 20, 10. 70%, on your core business, 20% on adjacent or nearby things, and 10%, on wild bets. The reason I highlight this is I believe that you can systematically manage innovation. You'll never be able to pick which of the 50 ideas are going to be the next billion dollar corporation. It's too hard. But you can manage it so that when you get these shots on goal, you identify them, you get a chance to fund them, you look at them, you can systematized innovation, even if you can't completely predict it.

What Eric believes a company should focus on to keep growing pains from becoming an equally scalable distraction.
One of the things to know is that when you're in a high growth situation, you've got to focus on the right things. It's very, very easy to get distracted. In a high growth scenario, the most right thing is to make your product better. In other words, product product product product. Because if you have a very strong product, it's relatively easy to sell. It's relatively easy with a very strong product to make money from it, it's relatively easy to recruit people to work on it, if you have a weak product, it's very different.

What Eric considers his most important job as a CEO.
I can tell you that as the CEO, that my most important thing to do is to make the velocity of interactions faster.

What did Google’s weekly meeting schedule look like initially, and how has it adapted over time? Is it what Eric would consider ideal?
If I had my own way, the way I would run the companies, I would meet every day at four. Because operationally, things happen every day, and they can be quick.

Who was Bill Campbell, and why did Eric, together with Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, write Trillion Dollar Coach about him?
Bill Campbell, is in at least in our opinion, is the most successful coach in world history. He was the primary coach for Google in its rise, he was also the primary coach for Apple in its rise, along with a host of other companies. And the sum of the companies that he has coached have now exceeded more than $2 trillion of value.

Why does coaching matter in the business world, and what made Bill such an exceptionally gifted coach?
If you go to a company, as you get to higher and higher, you're dealing with very sophisticated, very educated, very experienced, seasoned professionals that know what to do. Well, in fact, not only do they not know what to do, but they're all caught up in their own politics and their own egos, and they disagree with each other. And they want to make their mark, and they want credit, and so forth. And a coach sorts that out in the same sense that a coach of a football team or a basketball team does. It's the same principle but applied to business.

What were Bill’s opinions about starting and running meetings?
So for example, meetings tend to be unstructured. So his advice was, make a list of things you want to talk about. And then start the meeting, not with that list, unless you're in crisis. But start with trip reports. And because people were traveling, people would spend 5 or 10 minutes, we would often use Google Maps and show I went from here to here to here. But then that allowed people to conversationally, explain what they were worried about, or what they had observed. This works incredibly well, because it humanized the organization. The thing I learned from Bill, and I'm used to running fast, and I'm used to baba blah, is this good or bad? That's fine, goodbye. Right? That doesn't work. It doesn't work for junior employees, and it doesn't work for senior employees. They're human too. So if you're going to manage people, or leave them, leave the whole person. How are you? How is your family? How was your operation? What are you worried about? What are your better at life? What do you think about the political situation? What do you think about the Grand Prix and the racecars? Whatever it takes to get people to be humanized turns out to be key.

The key difference between a coach and a manager.
The difference between a coach and a manager, this is important, is a manager will say, Tim, please do this. A coach will say Tim, what do you want to do? And then he'll carefully guide you to what you want to be to what the collective good is. That function is critical.

How would Bill facilitate solutions when decision makers didn’t see eye-to-eye?
So the rule we had about meetings was that there was a decision maker in the room. But the decision maker in the room did not make the decision in the room until after other people had been heard. Even if he couldn't get them to a common agreement, the fact that they had participated in the discussion and had been heard, and saw the decision being made, allowed them to overcome their embarrassment or envy or unhappiness that they had lost, to go back and fight for a win.

When Google went public in 2004, Bill recommended that Eric step aside as chairman, but made sure he would be reinstated as chairman later. What was his thinking behind this, and how did he pitch it to Eric?
There was a complicated discussion about independence involving dual class, sort of a technical matter. And they had come to this idea. And I thought, Well, I've done a good job, right. I felt, I took it personally, I took it wrong. It was my pride that that got to me. And so he immediately recognized that this was a pride problem. Right? So he said, Look, I get it, I understand it. I think this is best for the company. And I, in the next year, I'll work to make this reverse in the right way. And his credibility with me by then, this is we started working three years earlier, was so high that I naturally said, Okay.

Though Eric was initially resistant to the idea of having a coach, here’s what happened during his first meeting with Bill to convince him otherwise.
Once I sat down with Bill, I knew I needed a coach. And the way I knew was that he had been working with another executive who worked for me, at the time, inside of Google. This other executive had a health problem, a very bad cancer problem. And he did not, he Bill, did not tell me. And I thought, if Bill wouldn't tell me that, then Bill must be able to keep confidentialness. He must be a person who is going to be on my team, keep secrets of the company, protect us and so forth.

How did Bill Campbell walk the delicate line between simultaneously helping Google and Apple — and being so trusted by both?
Bill was not involved in the product, the product decisions as much as he was in the coaching. And he was careful not to cross the boundaries.

What was Bill Campbell’s secret for accurately sniffing out BS when people weren’t being honest with him, and what were the consequences of such dishonesty if discovered?
I think, for one thing, he had just massive experience doing this. And so you get really good at checking it. But remember, he also had many, many sources.

As Bill reportedly told Chegg’s Dan Rosensweig, “I don’t take cash, I don’t take stock, and I don’t take shit.” So how was he compensated? What were his primary motivations?
He explained that he had done really well in his previous job. And this was his give back to the industry. Right, he wanted to do this. And he didn't want to be confused by money. He wanted to work with the people on the principles that he cared about.

As someone who was always trying to find the right people for the right problems, how did he handle firing the wrong people when things didn’t work out?
Because he had high credibility, even had high credibility with people who were in the process of losing their jobs. And so he would go and say "Look, this is not working out, and I will help you in your next role." And that made an enormous difference. Which of course he did.

How Bill became part of “the fabric” at Google — and Apple — and facilitated conversations between the two in a way no one else could.
He was very helpful when there began to be tensions between Apple and Google. And because he knew both sides, he would sit there. There were serious disputes between Steve and some of the Google executives over some of the issues in Android vs. iPhone, for example. And those disputes had to do with who could do what and intellectual property and those kinds of things. He got people to talk to each other, they wouldn't have otherwise been able to speak. So there's a case where having credibility with both groups was extremely helpful.

What Eric tries to incorporate into his own life from Bill’s Saturday morning routine.
His rule was that on Saturday mornings when you wake up, when it's typically quiet. That's the time to sit down and actually think about what happened in the week. Go through everything and get yourself organized. What's your week, like? What's your month, like? And take however long you take to think just in your own head? Am I using my time the most effectively?

What does a typical morning look like for Eric?
When I'm in one place for a while, yeah, I typically get up and you know, eat something. Although not recently, I guess I've tried. I'm now trying intermittent fasting, see if that makes a difference.

What does Eric hope to gain(or lose) by intermittent fasting?
There's medical arguments, they're not a fact, that we evolved as hunter gatherers where we had relatively low amounts of food for long periods of time. So fasting was part of being a hunter gatherer, and that our bodies are in fact healthier and better when they eat they're not continuously grazing. And so there's a whole school of thought that says that the best thing to do is to not eat for like 16 hours, and then eat lunch or dinner, or just a dinner or things like that.

What book does Eric gift the most, and why?
The Better Angels of Our Nature

Does Eric have any favorite failures or challenges that set the stage for later successes?
For me, the the key moment in my professional career was the decision to go to Novell from Sun. And then the decision to leave Novell. And when I was in Novell, which was a hardcore turn around, a difficult business, lots of problems. That's where a lot of the skills that I had not developing when I was at Sun were developed. You don't really know how a good leader you are until you face a really hard challenge. My hobby is airplane flying. And I had been training in a small jet, and jet training, because it's life and death. They really push you to make decisions and take command. And for me the jet training, at one point, they had a copilot, and they told the copilot to be incredibly unhelpful, without telling me that, in order to train me to take command in a difficult situation in the simulator.

Has Eric’s exposure to the arts developed his intuition in a way that’s been useful toward making hyper analytical business decisions?
I think when you have a hyper analytical person, which I am, and many people in my industry are, you can be tone deaf. And anything that you can do to increase your understanding, if you're like me, of how people are going to react to things, how people will perceive emotionally, what you're doing is helpful.

What would Bill Campbell have considered “success?”
So he was a principled person who had high integrity. He expected it from others, and he thought that a successful life was one well lived that were consistent with those principles.

What would Eric’s billboard say?
Software and analytical thinking

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2019.04.07 06:24 The_Web_Of_Slime Mockingbird X.0

Imagine if there was one desk that all stories could cross so that, at 4am, a media plan could be decided upon and disseminated where all news outlets coordinated to set the goalposts of debate and hyper focused on specific issues to drive a narrative to control how you vote and how you spend money; where Internet shills were given marching orders in tandem to what was shown on television, printed in newspapers and spread throughout articles on the World Wide Web.
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In the past, we had Operation Mockingbird, where the program was supremely confident that it could control stories around the world, even in instructions to cover up any story about a possible “Yeti” sighting, should it turn out they were real.
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If, in 1959, the government was confident in its ability to control a story about a Yeti, then what is their level of confidence in controlling stories, today?
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In fact, we have a recent example of a situation similar to the Yeti. When Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch met on the TARMAC to spike the Hillary email investigation, the FBI was so confident it wasn’t them, that their entire focus was finding the leaker, starting with searching within the local PD. We have documentation that demonstrates the state of mind of the confidence the upper levels of the FBI have when dealing with the media.
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The marriage between mainstream media and government is a literal one and this arrangement is perfectly legal.
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But, this problem extends far beyond politics; the private sector, the scientific community, even advice forums are shilled heavily. People are paid to cause anxiety, recommend people break up and otherwise sow depression and nervousness. This is due to a correlating force that employs “systems psychodynamics”, focusing on “tension centered” strategies to create “organizational paradoxes” by targeting people’s basic assumptions about the world around them to create division and provide distraction.
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In this day and age, it is even easier to manage these concepts and push a controlled narrative from a central figure than it has ever been. Allen & Co is a “boutique investment firm” that managed the merger between Disney and Fox and operates as an overseeing force for nearly all media and Internet shill armies, while having it’s fingers in sports, social media, video games, health insurance, etc.
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Former director of the CIA and Paul Brennan’s former superior George Tenet, holds the reigns of Allen & Co. The cast of characters involves a lot of the usual suspects.
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In 1973, Allen & Company bought a stake in Columbia Pictures. When the business was sold in 1982 to Coca-Cola, it netted a significant profit. Since then, Herbert Allen, Jr. has had a place on Coca-Cola's board of directors.
Since its founding in 1982, the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference has regularly drawn high-profile attendees such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Johnson, Andy Grove, Richard Parsons, and Donald Keough.
Allen & Co. was one of ten underwriters for the Google initial public offering in 2004. In 2007, Allen was sole advisor to Activision in its $18 billion merger with Vivendi Games. In 2011, the New York Mets hired Allen & Co. to sell a minority stake of the team. That deal later fell apart. In November 2013, Allen & Co. was one of seven underwriters on the initial public offering of Twitter. Allen & Co. was the adviser of Facebook in its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February 2014.
In 2015, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Time Warner in its $80 billion 2015 merger with Charter Communications, AOL in its acquisition by Verizon, Centene Corporation in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, and eBay in its separation from PayPal.
In 2016, Allen & Co was the lead advisor to Time Warner in its $108 billion acquisition by AT&T, LinkedIn for its merger talks with Microsoft, Walmart in its $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com, and Verizon in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo!. In 2017, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Chewy.com in PetSmart’s $3.35 billion purchase of the online retailer.
Allen & Co throws the Sun Valley Conference every year where you get a glimpse of who sows up. Harvey Weinstein, though a past visitor, was not invited last year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_%26_Company_Sun_Valley_Conference
Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren and Susan Buffett, Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumnus and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Quicken Loans Founder & Chairman Dan Gilbert, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, financier George Soros, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell, NBA player LeBron James, Professor and Entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, Governor Chris Christie, entertainer Dan Chandler, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur Wences Casares, EXOR and FCA Chairman John Elkann, Sandro Salsano from Salsano Group, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and Oprah Winfrey.
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George Tenet, with the reigns of Allen & Co in his hands, is able to single-handedly steer the entire Mockingbird apparatus from cable television to video games to Internet shills from a singular location determining the spectrum of allowable debate. Not only are they able to target people’s conscious psychology, they can target people’s endocrine systems with food and pornography; where people are unaware, on a conscious level, of how their moods and behavior are being manipulated.
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"The problem with George Tenet is that he doesn't seem to care to get his facts straight. He is not meticulous. He is willing to make up stories that suit his purposes and to suppress information that does not."
"Sadly but fittingly, 'At the Center of the Storm' is likely to remind us that sometimes what lies at the center of a storm is a deafening silence."
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Tenet joined President-elect Bill Clinton's national security transition team in November 1992. Clinton appointed Tenet Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, where he served from 1993 to 1995. Tenet was appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in July 1995. Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004. Citing "personal reasons," Tenet submitted his resignation to President Bush on June 3, 2004. Tenet said his resignation "was a personal decision and had only one basis—in fact, the well-being of my wonderful family—nothing more and nothing less. In February 2008, he became a managing director at investment bank Allen & Company.
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We have the documentation that demonstrates what these people could possibly be doing with all of these tools of manipulation at their fingertips.
The term for it is “covert political action” for which all media put before your eyes is used to serve as a veneer… a reality TV show facade of a darker modus operandum.
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https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol36no3/html/v36i3a05p_0001.htm
It is now clear that we are facing an implacable enemy whose avowed objective is world domination by whatever means and at whatever costs. There are no rules in such a game. Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply. If the US is to survive, longstanding American concepts of "fair play" must be reconsidered. We must develop effective espionage and counterespionage services and must learn to subvert, sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated means than those used against us. It may become necessary that the American people be made acquainted with, understand and support this fundamentally repugnant philosophy.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3340677/t/cia-operatives-shadowy-war-force/
Intelligence historian Jeffrey T. Richelson says the S.A. has covered a variety of missions. The group, which recently was reorganized, has had about 200 officers, divided among several groups: the Special Operations Group; the Foreign Training Group, which trains foreign police and intelligence officers; the Propaganda and Political Action Group, which handles disinformation; the Computer Operations Group, which handles information warfare; and the Proprietary Management Staff, which manages whatever companies the CIA sets up as covers for the S.A.
Scientology as a CIA Political Action Group – “It is a continuing arrangement…”: https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/scientology-as-a-cia-political-action-group-it-is-a-continuing-arrangement/
…Those operations we inaugurated in the years 1955-7 are still secret, but, for present purposes, I can say all that’s worth saying about them in a few sentences – after, that is, I offer these few words of wisdom. The ‘perfect’ political action operation is, by definition, uneventful. Nothing ‘happens’ in it. It is a continuing arrangement, neither a process nor a series of actions proceeding at a starting point and ending with a conclusion.
CIA FBI NSA Personnel Active in Scientology: https://i.imgur.com/acu2Eti.png
When you consider the number of forces that can be contained within a single “political action group” in the form on a “boutique investment firm,” where all sides of political arguments are predetermined by a selected group of actors who have been planted, compromised or leveraged in some way in order to control the way they spin their message.
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The evidence of this coordinated effort is overwhelming and the “consensus” that you see on TV, in sports, in Hollywood, in the news and on the Internet is fabricated.
Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.'
Thus the uninformed reader will most likely develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'
When you find yourself feeling like common sense and common courtesy aren’t as common as they ought to be, it is because there is a massive psychological operation controlled from the top down to ensure that as many people as possible are caught in a “tension based” mental loop that is inflicted on them by people acting with purpose to achieve goals that are not in the interest of the general population, but a method of operating in secret and corrupt manner without consequences.
Notice that Jeffrey Katzenberg, of Disney, who is intertwined with Allen & Co funds the Young Turks. He is the perfect example of the relationship between media and politics.
Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers."
With cash from Jeffrey Katzenberg, The Young Turks looks to grow paid subscribers:
https://digiday.com/media/with-cash-from-katzenberg-the-young-turks-look-to-grow-paid-subscribers/
Last week, former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile entertainment company WndrCo was part of a $20 million funding round in TYT Network, which oversees 30 news and commentary shows covering politics, pop culture, sports and more. This includes the flagship “The Young Turks” program that streams live on YouTube every day. Other investors in the round included venture capital firms Greycroft Partners, E.ventures and 3L Capital, which led the round. This brings total funding for Young Turks to $24 million.
How Hollywood's Political Donors Are Changing Strategies for the Trump Era:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/hollywood-political-donors-are-changing-strategy-post-trump-1150545
Hollywood activism long has been depicted as a club controlled by a handful of powerful white men: Katzenberg, Spielberg, Lear, David Geffen, Haim Saban and Bob Iger are the names most often mentioned. But a new generation of power brokers is ascendant, including J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, cited for their personal donations and bundling skills; Shonda Rhimes, who held a get-out-the-vote rally at USC's Galen Center on Sept. 28 that drew 10,000 people; CAA's Darnell Strom, who has hosted events for Nevada congresswoman Jacky Rosen and Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; and former Spotify executive Troy Carter, who held three fundraisers for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (Carter also was a fundraiser for President Obama).
Soros Group Buys Viacom's DreamWorks Film Library:
https://www.forbes.com/2006/03/17/soros-viacom-dreamworks-cx_gl_0317autofacescan11.html#541a895f1f22
Viacom, after splitting off from Les Moonves Les Moonves ' CBS , still holds Paramount Pictures, and that movie studio in December agreed to acquire DreamWorks SKG, the creative shop founded by the Hollywood triumvirate of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg (a former exec at The Walt Disney Co.). DreamWorks Animation had been spun off into a separate company.
Now it's time for Freston to make back some money--and who better to do a little business with than George Soros? The billionaire financier leads a consortium of Soros Strategic Partners LP and Dune Entertainment II LLC, which together are buying the DreamWorks library--a collection of 59 flicks, including Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, and American Beauty.
The money you spend on media and junk food and in taxes goes to these groups who then decide how best to market at you so that they decide how you vote by creating a fake consensus to trick into thinking that you want something other than what is best for you; but will inevitably result in more money being funneled to the top, creating further separation between the super rich and the average person. The goal will be to assert creeping authoritarianism by generating outrage against policies and issues they hate. Part of manipulating your basic assumptions is also to use schadenfreude (think canned laughter on TV) against characters who support the cause that might actually do you the most good (which reaffirms and strengthens your confirmation biased along predetermined political lines).
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We have a population being taught to hate socialism and love capitalism when the truth is no country is practicing either. These terms are merely disguises for political oligarchies where the collection of wealth is less about getting themselves rich and more about keeping everyone else poor.
What can you guess about the world around you if it turned out that every consensus that was forced on you was fake?
How much money would it take to make it look like 51% of the Internet believed in completely idiotic ideas? Combine shill operations with automation and AI’s, and the cost becomes a good investment relative to the return when measured in political power.
Even the people who are well intentioned and very vocal do not have to consciously be aware that they are working for a political action group. A covert political group will always prefer an unwitting tool to help push their agenda, so that they can remain in the shadows.
FDA Admonishes Drug Maker Over Kim Kardashian Instagram Endorsement https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2015/08/11/fda-spanks-drug-maker-over-kim-kardashian-instagram-endorsement/#25174a29587b
The OSS files offer details about other agents than famous chef, Julia Child; including Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, major league catcher Moe Berg, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and actor Sterling Hayden. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26186498/ns/us_news-security/t/julia-child-cooked-double-life-spy/
USA Today: Businesses and organizations may refer to it as a tool for competitive advantage and marketing; but make no mistake http://archive.is/37tK3
Shareblue accounts caught in /politics posting links to Shareblue without disclosing their affiliation http://archive.is/7HAkr
Psy Group developed elaborate information operations for commercial clients and political candidates around the world http://archive.is/BBblQ
Top mod of /Mechanical_Gifs tries to sell subreddit on ebay for 999.00 dollars. http://archive.is/kU1Ly
Shill posts picture of a dog in a hammock with the brand clearly visible without indicating that it's an ad in the title of the post http://archive.is/Mfdk9
Arstechnica: GCHQs menu of tools spreads disinformation across Internet- “Effects capabilities” allow analysts to twist truth subtly or spam relentlessly. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/ghcqs-chinese-menu-of-tools-spread-disinformation-across-internet/
Samsung Electronics Fined for Fake Online Comments http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/samsung-electronics-fined-for-fake-online-comments/?_r=0
Discover Magazine: Researchers Uncover Twitter Bot Army That’s 350 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/01/20/twitter-bot-army/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20DiscoverTechnology%20%28Discover%20Technology%29#.WIMl-oiLTnA
Times of Israel - The internet: Israel’s new PR battlefield http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-rise-of-digital-diplomacy-could-be-changing-israels-media-image/
Time: Social Media Manipulation? When “Indie” Bloggers and Businesses Get Cozy http://business.time.com/2013/04/22/social-media-manipulation-when-indie-bloggers-and-businesses-get-cozy/
Content-Driven Detection of Campaigns in Social Media [PDF] http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/caverlee/pubs/lee11cikm.pdf
the law preventing them from using this in America was repealed http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/
Redditor who works for a potato mailing company admits to being a shill. He shows off his 27 thousand dollars he made in /pics
http://i.imgur.com/CcTHwdS.png
Screenshot of post since it was removed. http://i.imgur.com/k9g0WF8.png
Just thought I'd contribute to this thread http://imgur.com/OpSos4u
CNN: A PR firm has revealed that it is behind two blogs that previously appeared to be created by independent supporters of Wal-Mart. The blogs Working Families for Wal-mart and subsidiary site Paid Critics are written by 3 employees of PR firm Edelman http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/20/news/companies/walmart_blogs/index.htm
Vice: Your Government Wants to Militarize Social Media to Influence Your Beliefs http://motherboard.vice.com/read/your-government-wants-to-militarize-social-media-to-influence-your-beliefs
BBC News: China's Internet spin doctors http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7783640.stm
BBC News: US plans to 'fight the net' revealed http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4655196.stm
Wall Street Journal: Turkey's Government Forms 6 http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424127887323527004579079151479634742.html
Fake product reviews may be pervasive http://phys.org/news/2013-07-fake-product-pervasive.html#nRlv
USA Today: The co-owner of a major Pentagon propaganda contractor publicly admitted that he was behind a series of websites used in an attempt to discredit two USA TODAY journalists who had reported on the contractor. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-05-24/Leonie-usa-today-propaganda-pentagon/55190450/1
ADWEEK: Marketing on Reddit Is Scary http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/marketing-reddit-scary-these-success-stories-show-big-potential-168278
BBC- How online chatbots are already tricking you- Intelligent machines that can pass for humans have long been dreamed of http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140609-how-online-bots-are-tricking-you
BBC news: Amazon targets 1 http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34565631
BBC: More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around the first US presidential debate as by those backing Hillary Clinton http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37684418
Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online - Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43907695
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20982985
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20982985
Bloomberg: How to Hack an Election [and influence voters with fake social media accounts] http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/
"Internet Reputation Management http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2008-04-30/do-reputation-management-services-work-businessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice
Buzzfeed: Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/documents-show-how-russias-troll-army-hit-america#.ki8Mz97ly
The Rise of Social Bots http://www.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204021-the-rise-of-social-bots/fulltext
CBC News- Canadian government monitors online forums http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/bureaucrats-monitor-online-forums-1.906351
Chicago Tribune: Nutrition for sale: How Kellogg worked with 'independent experts' to tout cereal http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-kellogg-independent-experts-cereal-20161121-story.html
DailyKos: HBGary: Automated social media management http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945768/-UPDATED-The-HB-Gary-Email-That-Should-Concern-Us-All
Meme Warfare Center http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tfulltext/u2/a507172.pdf
Shilling on Reddit is openly admitted to in this Forbes article http://www.forbes.com/sites/julesschroede2016/03/10/the-magic-formula-behind-going-viral-on-reddit/#1d2485b05271
Forbes: From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter' http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/04/17/from-tinder-bots-to-covert-social-networks-welcome-to-cognitive-hacking/#4b78e2d92a7d
Hivemind http://www.hivemind.cc/rank/shills
Huffington Post- Exposing Cyber Shills and Social Media's Underworld http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-fiorella/cyber-shills_b_2803801.html
The Independent: Massive British PR firm caught on video: "We've got all sorts of dark arts...The ambition is to drown that negative content and make sure that you have positive content online." They discuss techniques for managing reputations online and creating/maintaining 3rd-party blogs that seem independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/caught-on-camera-top-lobbyists-boasting-how-they-influence-the-pm-6272760.html
New York Times: Lifestyle Lift http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/technology/internet/15lift.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
New York Times: Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/technology/give-yourself-4-stars-online-it-might-cost-you.html?src=me&ref=general
NY Times- From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html?_r=1
NY Times: Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/31/world/europe/russia-finland-nato-trolls.html?_r=1
PBS Frontline Documentary - Generation Like http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/generation-like/
Gamers promote gaming-gambling site on youtube by pretending to hit jackpot without disclosing that they own the site. They tried to retroactively write a disclosure covering their tracks http://www.pcgamer.com/csgo-lotto-investigation-uncovers-colossal-conflict-of-interest/
Raw Story: CENTCOM engages bloggers http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Raw_obtains_CENTCOM_email_to_bloggers_1016.html
Raw Story: Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/18/revealed-air-force-ordered-software-to-manage-army-of-fake-virtual-people/
Redective http://www.redective.com/?r=e&a=search&s=subreddit&t=redective&q=shills
Salon: Why Reddit moderators are censoring Glenn Greenwald’s latest news story on shills http://www.salon.com/2014/02/28/why_reddit_moderators_are_censoring_glenn_greenwalds_latest_bombshell_partne
The Atlantic: Kim Kardashian was paid to post a selfie on Instagram and Twitter advertising a pharmaceutical product. Sent to 42 million followers on Instagram and 32 million on Twitter http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/fda-drug-promotion-social-media/404563/
WAR.COM: THE INTERNET AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS http://www.theblackvault.com/documents/ADA389269.pdf
The Guardian: Internet Astroturfing http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/dec/13/astroturf-libertarians-internet-democracy
The Guardian: Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/nov/20/mondaymediasection.israel
Operation Earnest Voice http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/ma17/us-spy-operation-social-networks
The Guardian: British army creates team of Facebook warriors http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/31/british-army-facebook-warriors-77th-brigade
The Guardian: US military studied how to influence Twitter [and Reddit] users in Darpa-funded research [2014] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/08/darpa-social-networks-research-twitter-influence-studies
The Guardian: Chinese officials flood the Chinese internet with positive social media posts to distract their population http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/chinese-officials-create-488m-social-media-posts-a-year-study-finds
Times of Israel: Israeli government paying bilingual students to spread propaganda online primarily to international communities without having to identify themselves as working for the government. "The [student] union will operate computer rooms for the project...it was decided to establish a permanent structure of activity on the Internet through the students at academic institutions in the country." http://www.timesofisrael.com/pmo-stealthily-recruiting-students-for-online-advocacy/
USA Today: Lord & Taylor settles FTC charges over paid Instagram posts http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/03/15/lord--taylor-settles-ftc-charges-over-paid-instagram-posts/81801972/
Researcher's algorithm weeds out people using multiple online accounts to spread propaganda - Based on word choice http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/10/astroturfing.html
http://www.webinknow.com/2008/12/the-us-air-force-armed-with-social-media.html
Wired: Powered by rapid advances in artificial intelligence http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/06/wired-world-2015/robot-propaganda
Wired: Clinton Staff and Volunteers Busted for Astroturfing [in 2007] http://www.wired.com/2007/12/clinton-staff-a/
Wired: Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists http://www.wired.com/2015/08/pro-government-twitter-bots-try-hush-mexican-activists/
Wired: Microsoft http://www.wired.com/2015/09/ftc-machinima-microsoft-youtube/
Wired: Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’ http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/03/report-recruit/
Wired: Air Force Releases ‘Counter-Blog’ Marching Orders http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/01/usaf-blog-respo/
Reddit Secrets https://archive.fo/NAwBx
Reddit Secrets https://archive.fo/SCWN7
Boostupvotes.com https://archive.fo/WdbYQ
"Once we isolate key people https://archive.is/PoUMo
GCHQ has their own internet shilling program https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Threat_Research_Intelligence_Group
Russia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State-sponsored_Internet_sockpuppetry
US also operates in conjunction with the UK to collect and share intelligence data https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA_Agreement
Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/
Glenn Greenwald: Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/14/manipulating-online-polls-ways-british-spies-seek-control-internet/
Here is a direct link to your image for the benefit of mobile users https://imgur.com/OpSos4u.jpg
Reddit for iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reddit-the-official-app/id1064216828?mt=8
Why Satoshi Nakamoto Has Gone https://medium.com/@ducktatosatoshi-nakamoto-has-gone-4cef923d7acd
What I learned selling my Reddit accounts https://medium.com/@Rob79/what-i-learned-selling-my-reddit-accounts-c5e9f6348005#.u5zt0mti3
Artificial intelligence chatbots will overwhelm human speech online; the rise of MADCOMs https://medium.com/artificial-intelligence-policy-laws-and-ethics/artificial-intelligence-chatbots-will-overwhelm-human-speech-online-the-rise-of-madcoms-e007818f31a1
How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts - According to Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-reddit-got-huge-tons-of-fake-accounts--2
Whistleblower and subsequent investigation: Paid trolls on /Bitcoin https://np.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/34m7yn/professional_bitcoin_trolls_exist/cqwjdlw
Confession of Hillary Shill from /SandersForPresident https://np.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/3rncq9/confession_of_hillary_shill_from/
Why do I exist? https://np.reddit.com/DirectImageLinkerBot/wiki/index
Already a direct link? https://np.reddit.com/DirectImageLinkerBot/wiki/res_links
Here's the thread. https://np.reddit.com/HailCorporate/comments/3gl8zi/that_potato_mailing_company_is_at_it_again/
/netsec talks about gaming reddit via sockpuppets and how online discourse is (easily) manipulated. https://np.reddit.com/netsec/comments/38wl43/we_used_sock_puppets_in_rnetsec_last_year_and_are
Redditor comes clean about being paid to chat on Reddit. They work to promote a politician https://np.reddit.com/offmychest/comments/3gk56y/i_get_paid_to_chat_on_reddit/
Shill whistleblower https://np.reddit.com/politics/comments/rtr6b/a_very_interesting_insight_into_how_certain/
Russian bots were active on Reddit last year https://np.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/76cq4d/exclusive_we_can_now_definitively_state_that/?st=j8s7535j&sh=36805d5d
The Bush and Gore campaigns of 2000 used methods similar to the Chinese government for conducting “guided discussions” in chatrooms designed to influence citizens https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/3xhoq8/til_the_advent_of_social_media_offers_new_routes/?st=j0o5xr9c&sh=3662f0dc
source paper. https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4d3l3s/government_agents_and_their_allies_might_ente
or Click Here. https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4kdq7n/astroturfing_information_megathread_revision_8/?st=iwlbcoon&sh=9e44591e Alleged paid shill leaks details of organization and actions.
https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/4wl19alleged_paid_shill_leaks_details_of_organization/?st=irktcssh&sh=8713f4be
Shill Confessions and Additional Information https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/5pzcnx/shill_confessions_and_additional_information/?st=izz0ga8r&sh=43621acd
Corporate and governmental manipulation of Wikipedia articles https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/5sb7pi/new_york_times_corporate_editing_of_wikipedia/?st=iyteny9b&sh=b488263f
Ex -MMA fighter and ex-police officer exposes corrupt police practices https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6jn27s/ex_mma_fighter_and_expolice_officer_exposes/
User pushes InfoWars links on Reddit https://np.reddit.com/shills/comments/6uau99/chemicals_in_reddit_are_turning_memes_gay_take/?st=j6r0g2om&sh=96f3dbf4
Some websites use shill accounts to spam their competitor's articles https://np.reddit.com/TheoryOfReddit/comments/1ja4nf/lets_talk_about_those_playing_reddit_with/?st=iunay35w&sh=d841095d
User posts video using GoPro https://np.reddit.com/videos/comments/2ejpbb/yes_it_is_true_i_boiled_my_gopro_to_get_you_this/ck0btnb/?context=3&st=j0qt0xnf&sh=ef13ba81
Fracking shill whistleblower spills the beans on Fracking Internet PR https://np.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/31wo57/the_chevron_tapes_video_shows_oil_giant_allegedly/cq5uhse?context=3
https://i.imgur.com/Q3gjFg9.jpg
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TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Directorate of Operations
October 16, 1964
MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE CIA
Subject: After action report of
Operation CUCKOO (TS)
INTRODUCTION

1) Operation CUCKOO was part of the overall operation CLEANSWEEP, aimed at eliminating domestic opposition to activities undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency's special activities division, in main regard to operation GUILLOTINE.

2) Operation CUCKOO was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense and the office of The President of the United States as a covert domestic action to be under taken within the limits of Washington D.C as outlined by Secret Executive Order 37.

3) Following the publishing of the Warren Commission, former special agent Mary Pinchot Meyer (Operation MOCKINGBIRD, Operation SIREN) also was married to Cord Meyer (Operation MOCKINGBIRD, Operation GUILLOTINE) threatened to disclose the details of several Special Activities Divisions' operations, including but not limited to, Operation SIREN and GUILLOTENE.
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TOP SECRET SPECIAL HANDLING NOFORN
4) It was deemed necessary by senior Directorate of Operations members to initiate Operation CUCKOO as an extension of Operation CLEANSWEEP on November 30th. After Mary Pinchot Meyer threatened to report her knowledge of Operation GUILLOTENE and the details of her work in Operation SIREN from her affair with the former President.

5) Special Activities Division was given the green light after briefing president Johnson on the situation. The situation report was forwarded to the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of staff, who both approved of the parameters of the operation, as outlined under article C of secret executive order 37 (see attached copy of article).
​PLANNING STAGES
6) 8 members of the special activities division handpicked by operation lead William King Harvey began planning for the operation on October 3rd, with planned execution before October 16th.

7) The (?) of the operation was set as the neighborhood of Georgetown along the Potomac river, where the operators would observe, take note on routines, and eventually carry the operation.

8) After nothing Meyer's routines, Edward "Eddy" Reid was picked as the operation point man who would intersect Meyer on her walk on October 12th, with lead William King Harvey providing long range support if necessary from across the Chesapeake and Ohio canal (see illustration A for detailed map).

9) Edward Reid was planned to be dressed in the manner of a homeless black man, due to his resemblances to local trash collector (later found out to be Raymond Crump) who inhabits the AO and the path that Reid was planned to intersect Meyer.
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2018.12.10 13:14 Puffin_Fitness How Larry Summers' US-Russia network infiltrated Silicon Valley to give us Trump-Russia

with magicsonar
TTLDR
The cold war enters the digital age.
TLDR
In the 90‘s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Larry Summers assembled a rag-tag team of Harvard professors to infiltrate Russia’s economic and political system. The US and the“Father of the oligarchs,” Anatoly Chubais, installed Boris Yeltsin as a manchurian president (1). Then scandal broke when revealed the Harvard professors used their position and access to enrich themselves (4).
according to Alexander Litvinenko- who was poisoned by Polonium 210- Putin and a clique of KGB officers who resisted Yeltsin bombed a series of Russian apartment buildings, then blamed Chechnyan terrorists (2), an act that ignited a war and shuttled Putin to the presidency (3).
Putin immediately resolved to undo Yeltsin’s debasement of Russia and rebuild it as a superpower, but his dated cold war tactics were largely ineffective against a unified world economy. It was Dmitry Medvedev, ascending to the presidency in 2008, that took the battle to the future, utilizing the very network of connections built by Summers and his crew between the US and Russia to infiltrate the heart of the US tech sector, Silicon Valley, and turning it into Russia’s own propaganda machine. In the Age of Trump, the war is on Truth.
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/sep/07/film.russia
  2. https://www.gq.com/story/moscow-bombings-mikhail-trepashkin-and-putin
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartment_bombings
  4. https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b150npp3q49x7w/how-harvard-lost-russia
How it all happened
Larry Summers and The Harvard Scandal: How Blavatnik and Vekselberg Became Oligarchs
Andrei Shleifer was a freshman at Harvard when he gain Larry Summers as a mentor, eventually attaining tenure as a Harvard professor in 1991. That same year Shleifer and a gaggle of Harvard professors headed to post-Soviet Russia to assist in the country’s transition to capitalism. Shleifer was assigned to help “Father of the oligarchs" Anatoly Chubais privatize the nation’s state-owned assets and together they developed a “shock therapy” system of vouchers handed to every Russian in order to buy assets. (1)
Larry Summers passed millions in US grants through USAID to Shleifer to assist in his Russian endeavors until scandal broke when it was discovered that, through Len Blavatnik and his company, Renova Invest, Shleifer invested in the very companies he was working to privatize. (1)
Blavatnik had founded Renova Invest with past classmate, Viktor Vekselberg after graduating from Harvard in 1989. (1) Both are currently under investigation by Mueller (2).
In 1997-1998, even after the scandal hit, Shleifer and his wife, Nancy Zimmerman, loaned Blavatnik $430 million in bridge loans to further assist in Blavatnik’s investments into Russia (3).
Around that same time, Shleifer and Zimmerman’s wife bought $230 million in Russian debt from Julian Robertson's Tiger Management after Russia’s 1998 economic collapse (4). Despite this, Robertson closed his hedge fund in 2000 after substantial losses and seeded Tiger Global Management, run by his protege, Chase Coleman, who had first started working with Robertson in 1997 (5).
In 2018, after Blavatnik donated $200 million to Harvard, he thanked Larry Summers for his "unfailing friendship, insights, and leadership." (6 @24:15).
  1. https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b150npp3q49x7w/how-harvard-lost-russia
  2. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-special-counsel-probing-donations-foreign-connections-trump/story?id=55054482
  3. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/20/the-billionaires-playlist
  4. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/cafc/16-1718/16-1718-2017-03-14.html
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Coleman_III
  6. https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/transforming-human-health
Larry Summers and Yuri Milner: How Milner befriends Mary Meeker
Larry Summers was head economist at the World Bank (4) while Yuri Milner, a specialist in Russia’s private banking (2), worked there analyzing the results of Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer voucher system (3 Chapter 5).
During that time the internet was in the midst of a unprecedented boom and “Queen of the Net” Mary Meeker published her famous “The Internet Report.” It was that report that inspired Milner to partner with Gregory Finger and invest his mysteriously-acquired million dollars in what would become one of Russia’s largest tech companies, Mail.ru (1).
Meeker was making waves of her own, leveraging her friendship with Sergey Brin and Larry Page to take part in Google’s IPO (13). She also happened to train Chase Coleman’s partner at Tiger, Colter Van Domelen (14).
In 2006 Chase Coleman bought a stake in Mail.ru, along with Renaissance Capital (9), and also Milner’s DST (10). Boris Jordan of RenCap befriend Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer (18) and was hired in 1992 to implement their “shock thereapy” voucher program (19). RenCap’s first fund, Sputnik Capital, had Harvard as a co-investor when Larry Summers was president (20).
By March 2011, Milner and Meeker chatted monthly (5). On September 30 of that year, Larry Summers and Mary Meeker joined the board of Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc (6). Square’s biggest investor was Chase Coleman (7) while DST owned 5% of Dorsey’s other famous venture, Twitter (8). Another investor in Square was Len Blavatnik (21).
That same year Meeker joined a panel next to Yuri Milner at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in 2011 (11) and again in 2012 (12) at least. SPIEF 2012 will be an important occasion we’ll discuss later.
In 2012 Meeker and Summers would go on to join other board of LenderClub with John Mack (15), Meeker’s longtime associate from Morgan Stanley (17). The following year John Mack joined Igor Sechin’s Roseneft, but left after the company was hit with US sanctions (16).
  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2017/09/28/yuri-milner-russia-dst-facebook-e-commerce/#70525fba7339
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner#cite_note-forbes1-15
  3. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/603201468776402502/pdf/multi0page.pdf
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers
  5. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#5645a8af61ca
  6. https://venturebeat.com/2011/09/30/square-funding-confirmed-100m/
  7. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  8. https://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2013/09/13/twitter-who-gets-rich/5.html
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail.Ru
  10. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#3199171a61ca
  11. https://docplayer.net/29853006-St-petersburg-international-economic-forum-programme.html
  12. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  13. https://nypost.com/2004/08/23/queen-mary-turns-up-in-google-ipo/
  14. https://www.businessinsider.com/hedge-fund-stars-in-their-20s-in-forbes-30-under-30-2017-1
  15. https://www.lendingclub.com/public/lending-club-press-2012-12-13.action
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Mack
  17. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mack-lendingclub/ex-morgan-stanley-ceo-joins-lendingclub-board-idUSBRE83B0HM20120412
  18. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2007/04/the-only-western-oligarch-in-moscow/
  19. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitext/int_borisjordan.html#3
  20. https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1997/08/04/229710/index.htm
  21. http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/access-technology-ventures-len-blavatnik/
From PC Forum to Russia’s Yandex: How Esther Dyson invested in Russia
Mary Meeker could often be spotted at Esther Dyson’s famous PC Forum (1)(2)(3), known for attracting some of the biggest names in tech including Jim Breyer, (2), Sergey Brin, Larry Page (4), and Mark Zuckerberg (5).
One lesser known guest at PC Forum was Stepan Pachikov, who worked at ParaGraph International in Moscow (6). Dyson became familiar with many Russia scientists as a child through her father, George (21), inspiring her to learn Russian in high school. Then in a 1989 trip to Russia she met Pachikov (22).
There I met Stepan Pachikov the founder of ParaGraph and Evernote, Arkady Borkovsky (current CTO of Yandex Labs), Arkady Volozh (current general director of Yandex) and Igor Agamirzyan (current CEO of RVC) and Borkovsky's birthday party. (22)
Dyson then introduced Pachikov to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Pachikov was so thankful that he just gifted her 1% of the company (7).
Pachikov then founded Evernote. In 2006 Esther Dyson and Max Levchin joined the board (8) while Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global bought a major stake (9).
That same year, Dyson joined the board of Yandex, the “Google of Russia” (10). Also on the board include Herman Gref of Sberbank, who discussed a Trump Tower Moscow with Trump during the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow (11), and Alexander Voloshin, who’s part of “The Family.” Voloshin worked at RAO UES (12), headed by Anatoly Chubais, during its privatization process, assisted by Carter Page (13). Yes, that Carter Page.
Voloshin also apparently had a stake in Houston-based American Ethane which recently made a multibillion dollar deal, presided over and praised by Donald Trump, and attended by Wilbur Ross and Rex Tillerson (14).
Rex Tillerson, while CEO of ExxonMobil, was also director of its Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftgas, since 1998 (19). Two years later Tillerson signed a deal with Rosneft’s Igor Sechin that earned him both a $2 million dollar fine for breaking US Sanctions against Sechin (20), as well as “Russia’s Order of Friendship” from Vladimir Putin, personally (19).
Chase Coleman owns a $2 billion stake in Yandex (15). Yandex confirmed it passed confidential data to the FSB on users who supported Putin's political rival (16) and in 2017 Yandex was raided in Ukraine for a “treason probe” (17). Months later Putin personally visited the Yandex offices (18).
  1. https://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2006/09/14/pc-forums-demise-marks-the-end-of-an-era/
  2. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB111179665304290052
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/22/business/investing-flights-of-fancy-in-internet-stocks.html
  4. https://craphound.com/google.html
  5. https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/photos-users-in-charge-at-pc-forum-2006/
  6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcforum/5714579284
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2hYL1O5j7s
  8. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060807005223/en/Esther-Dyson-Max-Levchin-Join-EverNote-Board
  9. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  10. https://yandex.gcs-web.com/corporate-governance/board-of-directors
  11. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/18/trump-in-moscow-what-happened-at-miss-universe-in-2013
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Voloshin
  13. http://www.globalenergycap.com/management/
  14. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/10/former-putin-adviser-has-secret-investment-in-us-energy-firm-praised-by-trump?CMP=share_btn_tw
  15. https://www.businessinsider.com/young-tech-whiz-investor-chase-coleman-goes-all-in-on-russian-search-engine-yandex-2011-8
  16. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-13274443
  17. https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-yandex-sbu-raids/28516331.html
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KphC2VPttk
  19. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/18/leak-rex-tillerson-director-bahamas-based-us-russian-oil-company
  20. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/20/treasury-fines-exxonmobil-2-million-for-violating-russia-sanctions-while-tillerson-was-ceo-240756
  21. http://oldtmt.vedomosti.ru/sitemap/free/2012/6/article/qa-esther-dyson-matches-her-expectations-to-russias-opportunities/460824.html
Larry Summers and Sheryl Sandberg: Larry becomes US Secretary of the Treasury
Larry Summers mentored Sheryl Sandberg while she attended Harvard and acted as her thesis advisor. While at the World Bank, Summers recruited Sandberg to be his research assistance (1) at the same time Yuri Milner reported on Summers USAID plan in Russia (2 chapter 5). When Summers was Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasurey, Sandberg joined him as his Chief of Staff (1).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
  2. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/603201468776402502/pdf/multi0page.pdf
Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt: Schmidt Hires Sandberg at Google
In 1999, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, along with Sequoia Capital, bought 20% of Google (5). In 2001, Google hired Eric Schmidt (1).
**Eric Schmidt's" father worked at the Treasury Department during the Nixon administration (1). While CEO of Novell in the 90's, Schmidt often lunched with Larry Summers (2) and met Sandberg in DC while arguing against internet taxes (3). When Schmidt was hired by Google in 2001, he quickly turned around and hired Sandberg as COO (4). Sandberg continued to stay in touch with Summers, seeking assistance on developing Google's ad program (3).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Schmidt#cite_note-26
  2. https://www.thestreet.com/story/859145/1/aol-time-warner-notebook-breaking-bread-and-breaking-news.html
  3. https://plus.google.com/103530621949492999968/posts/GyrztEkUEL4
  4. https://www.businessinsider.com/sheryl-sandberg-eric-schmidt-making-a-career-change-2017-11
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleiner_Perkins
Larry Summers and Facebook: Sandberg joins Facebook
Esther Dyson was an early investor in Facebook through venture fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (6) as was Len Blavatnik through his VC firm, Access Technology Ventures, which invested based on Blavatnik's "connections and investment ideas" (16). Mary Meeker would join the fund in 2010 (7).
In 2004, when the Winklevoss twins approached the president of Harvard, Larry Summers, alleging Zuckerberg had hacked their site, he refused to punish him. Instead, he appears to call the Winklevoss twins assholes (9).
In 2006 Zuckerberg sought out advice from Roger McNamee of Elevation Ventures, which he co-founded with Bono (17). Sandberg had introduced McNamee to Bono back in the 90's, having had worked with Bono while at the Treasury department on African debt relief (18). Now McNamee would introduce Zuckerberg to Sandberg and would become a early Facebook investor through Elevation (17).
In late 2007 Mark Zuckerberg first met Sheryl Sandberg at a party hosted by Dan Rosenzweig. Sandberg then hosted Zuckerberg a dozen times at her home, or “about 50 hours" (4). Within two months of first meeting, and without a formal search, Zuckerberg proclaimed Sandberg the “perfect fit” for COO of Facebook and hires her (2). By that November Zuckerberg was talking with Yuri Milner at a Palo Alto Starbucks about the possibility of raising a $1 billion in 60 days (3).
When Larry Summers stepped down from the Obama administration in 2011, Sandberg introduced him to Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the early investors in Facebook (5), Groupon, Twitter, and Zynga (11), all companies DST had invested in. Shortly after Summers joined the fund (8), Andreessen Horowitz joined Milner’s Start Fund and backed a number of companies, including payment company, Stripe (12), which was the go-to platform for donation handling from many major presidential contenders in 2016, Stripe (13). Beyond Andreessen Horowitz and DST, Stripe investors included Peter Thiel (14) and Chase Coleman (15), who’s Tiger Global had also invested in Peter Thiel’s Palantir (10).
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
  2. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/07/11/a-womans-place-ken-auletta
  3. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  4. http://fortune.com/2008/10/13/the-new-valley-girls-2/
  5. https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/larry-summers-joins-andreessen-horowitz/
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2hYL1O5j7s
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleiner_Perkins
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreessen_Horowitz
  9. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/larry-summers-not-fan-winklevoss-twins/353079/
  10. https://www.cbinsights.com/research/tiger-global-investments/
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreessen_Horowitz
  12. https://techcrunch.com/2012/06/12/general-catalyst-partners-up-with-sv-angel-andreesen-and-yuri-milner-to-invest-in-y-combinator-start-fund/
  13. https://qz.com/763309/donald-trumps-campaign-is-spending-money-on-all-the-wrong-things/
  14. https://www.fastcompany.com/1813087/inside-stripe-paypal-competitor-backed-paypal-founders-peter-thiel-elon-musk
  15. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-stripe-funding/u-s-fintech-startup-stripe-valued-at-20-billion-in-latest-funding-round-idUSKCN1M62U0
  16. http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/access-technology-ventures-len-blavatnik/
  17. https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2018/how-to-fix-facebook-before-it-fixes-us/
  18. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/business/03face.html
Larry Summers and Russia’s Facebook, VK
Beyond Milner’s mysterious million, Gregory Finger and Milner also received funding from New Century Holding’s Moscow branch that was headed by Finger (1). NCH was co-founded by George Rohr and was one of the earliest investors into Russia (2).
With his earnings, Rohr, a Harvard grad, financed the Harvard Chabad House in 2003 (3)(10).
Often in attendance was then-Tufts University president Lawrence Bacow (4), Jared Kushner (8)(9), as well as Larry Summers (5), and even Trump’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz (10). It was while at Tufts University that Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, son of a Russian oligarch, first heard of Facebook. Immediately he teamed up with Roman Abramovich’s close associate, Lev Leviev, and Pavel Durov to found the “Russia Facebook,” VK, currently the largest social media site in Russia (6).
In 2014 Durov attempted to block Leviev and Mirilashvili’s stake in VK to major DST-investor Alisher Usmanov, but failed. Eventually Durov sold his 12% stake to another company owned Usmanov after undergoing increasing pressure by management to “hand over the personal details of people who were members of a VKontakte group dedicated to the Euromaidan protest movement.” (7)
Euromaidan protestors ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, whom Paul Manafort had worked to install.
  1. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#68fe12d261ca
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rohr
  3. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/4/7/harvard-chabad-dedicates-new-home-harvard/
  4. http://jewishjournal.org/2018/10/04/bacow-brings-jewish-spirit-of-inclusion-to-harvard-community/
  5. https://chabadharvard.org/chabad-gallery/fireside-chat-with-mr-lawrence-h-summers/
  6. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/opinion/the-kremlins-social-media-takeover.html
  7. https://www.eyerys.com/articles/people/social-media-encrypted-messaging-and-pavel-durov
  8. https://www.jta.org/2017/01/27/politics/jared-kushners-college-rabbi-recalls-a-snow-shoveling-student-mega-donor
  9. https://vimeo.com/97827934
  10. https://vimeo.com/97828370
Sheryl Sandberg's SurveyMonkey
In 2009, Sanberg's husband, David Goldberg, joined SurveyMonkey as CEO. By 2013, Chase Coleman's Tiger Global was SurveyMonkey's largest investor, followed by Goldberg himself and Google Capital (1). Shortly after Goldberg passed away in 2015, Sandberg joined the board of SurveyMonkey herself (2). Bono played at the funeral.
Global Science Research (GSR), the company that "hacked" Facebook and sold the data to Cambridge Analytica, had also created their own SurveyMonkey-like product, SurveyExtender, in 2014. In September 2015, GSR's co-founder, Joseph Chancellor, left GSR to work at Facebook (3). Then in November 2015, GSR's other co-founder, Aleksandr Kogan, acted as a Facebook consultant teaching Facebook execs how to utilize the datasets it managed to scrape off of Facebook to improve survey predictions (3).
  1. https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/aboutus/press/surveymonkey-raises-800-million/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20150715125921/https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/aboutus/directors/
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/ap24/aleksandr-kogan-cambridge-analytica-facebook-data-business-ventures
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Silicon Valley to Russia
In 2002 Sergie Brukov, who worked at Google’s Moscow branch before moving to Silicon Valley, co-founded AmBAR (American Business Associates of Russia Expatriates) (1).
Dyson, who speaks Russian, has long worked with and advocated for Russian tech start ups (2). No later than 2004, prior to joining the board of Yandex and Evernote, she closely associated with AmBAR, who's past speakers included Sergey Brin of Google and Max Levchin of PayPal (3).
In February 2010, Dyson escorted nine Silicon Valley executives to Moscow, including Jack Dorsey of Twitter (4) and Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law, Jim Breyer (5), where they met with Medvedev and Yuri Milner. Milner even took Breyer to see Matisse paintings otherwise closed to the public, and capped the trip with an informal dinner at his house (5).
Two months later, Yuri Milner bought a $200 million stake into Facebook at an eye-popping $10 billion valuation. By the end of the year, Milner’s DST had invested $500 million and owned ~10% of the company (10). The Paradise Papers later reveal that DST got its financing through Russian state-run sources, including one referred to as the “Kremlin’s piggybank” (11).
That same month, Dyson, in conjunction with AmBAR’s Anna Dvornikova and Rusnano (6), led a congregation of Silicon Valley investors to Moscow to meet with Dmitry Medvedev at his private resident in Gorki (1). Jim Breyer’s Accel was represented by Adam Valkin, who signed a “declaration of support” to invest in Russian companies (6 8:10, video).
For those who don’t recall, Dvornikova and AmBar are connected to Russian spy, Ana Chapman, who was friends with Dvornkova on Facebook and “liked” AmBAR (7). A couple of months later Chapman would be traded for Sergei Skripal, the British former spy that was poisoned after being a source for the Steele Dossier (8).
Rusnano is headed by Shleifer’s old associate, Anatoly Chubais, and on the supervisory board is none-other than Alexander Torshin of the Russian Central Bank (9), employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. As one former intelligence officials explains:
“Some of the [potential intelligence-gathering] activities Rusnano USA was involved in were not only related to the acquisition of technology, but also inserting people into venture capital groups, in developing those relationships in Silicon Valley that allowed them to get their tentacles into everything,” one former intelligence official told me. “And Rusnano USA was kind of the mechanism for that.” (12)
  1. https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/06/22/russian-leader-in-silicon-valley-today/
  2. https://hbr.org/1991/01/micro-capitalism-eastern-europes-computer-future
  3. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20041028005877/en/Annual-AmBAR-Award-Honor-2004s-Promising-Russian
  4. https://www.wired.com/2010/02/us-government-geek-luminaries-to-russia-with-tech/
  5. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  6. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  7. https://3dblogger.typepad.com/minding_russia/2010/07/the-spy-who-linked-me.html
  8. http://time.com/5187431/sergei-skripal-russia-spy-salisbury/
  9. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
10.https://www.businessinsider.com/dst-invested-over-500-million-in-facebook-2010-12
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  2. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/27/silicon-valley-spies-china-russia-219071
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Russia to Silicon Valley: Skolkovo Project
Dyson and AmBAR then arranged for Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley in June, 2010 (1). During the trip Medvedev even took the time to meet AmBAR members at Printer’s Inc. Cafe, a coffee shop in Palo Alto (2). In Medvedev’s entourage including “top spy and recruiter of spies” Sergey Kislayk (3), Yuri Milner (4), and Len Blavatnik’s busisness associate Viktor Vekselberg (5).
Medvedev had just recently appointed Vekselberg head of a new project in Skolkovo near Russia to be “Russia’s Silicon Valley” (5). Vekselberg’s main goal in California was to recruit Silicon Valley techies to Skolkovo. He got two: Craig Barret of Intel (6) and Google’s Eric Schmidt (7). He also pledged to donate $1 million a year to Fort Ross, the last Russian settlement in California (5). Also on the board of Skolkovo was Esther Dyson (9), who joined the project in Dec 2009, a month after it was announced officially announced (10).
But it turns out Skolkovo is a Russian spy facility:
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (8)
Despite that, on October 10-14 2010 Arnold Schwarzenegger led another VC trip, this time to the Skolkovo center (11). This would be a major moment in the beginning of Trump-Russia, as will be explained in the next section. For more details on Schwarzenegger’s recruitment by Russia since the 80‘s, go here (12).
  1. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  2. https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/06/28/my-coffee-with-dmitry/
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/world/sergey-kislyak-russian-ambassador-us-profile/index.html
  4. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  5. https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/medvedev-gets-governator-backing-39293
  6. http://sk.ru/foundation/team/p/person.aspx?un=barrett
  7. http://sk.ru/foundation/team/p/person.aspx?un=shmidt
  8. https://apnews.com/5e533f93afae4a4fa5c2f7fe80ad72ac/Sanctioned-Russian-oligarch-linked-to-Cohen-has-vast-US-ties
  9. https://www.reuters.com/article/russia-technology/kremlin-wins-first-deal-for-russian-silicon-valley-idUSLDE64R1N620100528?type=marketsNews
  10. https://sk.ru/news/b/press/archive/2012/10/01/esther-dyson-a-wellknown-venture-investor-will-take-part-in-moscow-international-forum-for-innovative-development-_1c20_open-innovations_1d20_.aspx
  11. https://www.postandcourier.com/schwarzenegger-leads-trade-mission-to-russia/article_54a79490-55c1-5352-8287-c66812476a1a.html
  12. https://www.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/95wkih/when_arnold_schwarzenegger_met_alexander_torshin/
Arnold Schwarzenegger brings US to Russia
Just months after Medvedev visited Silicon Valley, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger returned the favor and brought a number of prominent venture capitalists along with him, including execs from Google (1). Here is the program which includes many of the attending of the meeting, hosted by the USRBC (2). Herman Gref of Yandex sits on the board of directors (2).
The event began with a Welcome from the CEO’s of USRBC, followed by a video conference with Arkady Dvorkovich. Carter Page met with Dvorkovich on his July 2016 visit to Moscow (3). Interestingly, Page’s father, Alan, also attended the event, representing PwC.
Next was a Keynote address by Viktor Vekselberg, Len Blavatnik’s longtime business associate. Viktor Vekselberg is currently under investigation by Mueller for donations made by his cousin, Andrew Intrater, who also happened to run Vekselberg’s company’s US subsidiary and attended the event. Intrater later hired Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen (4).
Followed by Anatoly Chubais who worked with Larry Summer’s protege, Andrei Shleifer, on the privatization of Russian assets following the fall of the Soviet Union (5).
Then Arnold Schwarzeneeger. On the same trip, President of Russia Medvedev offered Schwarzenegger Russian citizenship and the mayorship of Russia (6 @1:23).
Next was a Panel including Alexander Torshin of the Central Bank of Russia and employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. Interestingly, also at the meet was Kline Preston, the individual that introduced Torshin to David Keene of the NRA (7). Six months later Torshin attended his first NRA convention (8).
Sergey Kislyak presents the next keynote address. Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the US, met with Trump campaign official many times, including negotiations with Michael Flynn during the Trump transition (9).
Immediately followed by Viktor Vekselberg donating to California’s last Russian settlement, Fort Ross, through his company, Renova.
The entire event was capped with cocktails and remarks from “Putin’s favorite Congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.
Soon after, Rusnano traveled to San Francisco to start up a US branch (10).
  1. https://www.postandcourier.com/schwarzenegger-leads-trade-mission-to-russia/article_54a79490-55c1-5352-8287-c66812476a1a.html
  2. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  3. https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/03/politics/carter-page-russian-officials-new-york-times/index.html
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/us/politics/michael-cohen-viktor-vekselberg-trump-tower.html
  5. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/12/opinion/op-9170
  6. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/9207
  7. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/03/20/russia-nashville-lawyer-marsha-blackburn/431448002/
  8. https://medium.com/@ScottMStedman/in-2011-handwritten-letter-nra-president-offered-help-to-alexander-torshin-for-his-endeavors-370f68101e3b
  9. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mike-flynn-russia-contacts-timeline-20171201-htmlstory.html
  10. http://www.rusnano.com/upload/oldnews/Document/28506_3.pdf
Eric Schmidt visits Julian Assange
At the time Schmidt joined the board of Skolkovo he was very political connected in the Obama Administration. Two years before joining the board of Skolkovo, Eric Schmidt was one of Obama’s top economic advisors during the 2008 campaign, along with Larry Summers (1) and worked on Obama’s presidential transition.
In Nov 2010, just months after joining Skolkovo, Schmidt invested in Artsy.net, a company run by the wife of Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, and the wife of Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng (2). According to the FBI and Rupert Murdoch himself, Wendi Deng is a spy (3). Other investors included Jim Breyer, Jack Dorsey, Peter Thiel, and Jared Kushner’s brother, Josh (4). At some point, it seems, Wendi Deng and Eric Schmidt had an affair (5). Zhukova’s home was recently seized after Abramovich was put on the US sanctions list (17).
In June 2011 Schmidt held a “secret meeting” with Julian Assange and brought along his girlfriend Lisa Shields(16), Jared Cohen, and Scott Malcomson (6) at a time Assange was seeking a Rusian visa to escape the Obama Administration (11).
Shields is vice-president of the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR (7), and Cohen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR (8). Schmidt had joined Skolkovo in June 2010 and by Oct he had hired Cohen to direct Google’s newest branch, Google Ideas (8). Also a member of CFR is Len Blavatnik, as is Donald Trump’s childhood friend, Ron Lauder, heir of the Este Lauder fortune (7).
In 2003 Lisa Shields, in her capacity as VP of CFR, selected Henry Kissinger and Larry Summers to lead in independent council to address the “transatlantic rift” with Europe caused by the Iraq war. Also on the council is Kissinger’s protege, Richard Burt (7). At the time Richard Burt was on the board of Russia’s Alfa-bank (9) which has very close business ties with Len Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg (together they founded AAR, or Alfa-Access-Renova), and lead the USRBC of which Blavatnik and Vekselberg had representation through various companies (TNK-BP, SUAL, RusAl, Access, Renova, Basic Element).
Soon after, Paul Manafort began developing a relationship with Assange.
According to sources, Manafort’s acquaintance with Assange goes back at least five years, to late 2012 or 2013, when the American was working in Ukraine and advising its Moscow-friendly president, Viktor Yanukovych. (10)
With this in mind, it becomes strikingly eerie how similar what Assange did to Clinton presidential election in 2016 was to what Assange did to Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election. If you recall, Anonymous had hacked Palin’s email and Assange released them through Wikileaks (12), an election Manafort watched carefully. His business partner in Ukraine, Rick Davis, was John McCain’s campaign manager (13) and selected Sarah Palin as VP (14).
In May 2013, Assange arranged Edward Snowden's escape to Russia. A relationship had been established. While in 2010, Assange was releasing cables that hurt Russian interests, by 2012 that had completely stopped (6). Something had changed.
On Christmas Eve 2017, the Ecuadorian embassy tried to extradite Assange to Russia by naming him a political counselor, though ultimately the plan failed (15).
  1. https://www.cnet.com/news/google-xerox-ceos-on-obama-economic-team/
  2. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/36329/gagosian-joins-google-ceo-eric-schmidt-dasha-zhukova-and-others-to-launch-online-art-sales-site-artsy
  3. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/16/fbi-warned-jared-kushner-wendi-deng-could-use-friendship-push/
  4. https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/art-sy-6-million-thiel-thrive-murdoch-zhukova/
  5. http://nymag.com/intelligence2014/02/wendi-deng-tony-blair-eric-schmidt-murdoch.html
  6. https://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt.html
  7. https://www.cfr.org/news-releases/senior-statesmen-henry-kissinger-and-lawrence-summers-chair-new-council-task-force-us
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Cohen
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20100917153535/http://americanambassadors.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Members.view&memberid=65
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/27/manafort-held-secret-talks-with-assange-in-ecuadorian-embassy
  11. https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/17/files-leaked-from-wikileaks-show-assange-wanted-russian-visa/
  12. https://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked
  13. https://www.thenation.com/article/mccains-kremlin-ties/
  14. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/02/AR2009080202046.html
  15. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/21/julian-assange-russia-ecuador-embassy-london-secret-escape-plan
  16. https://infogalactic.com/info/Eric_Schmidt
  17. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6252533/US-seize-Russian-oligarch-Deripaskas-42-5million-New-York-mansion-hes-sanctioned-bribery.html
SPIEF
From June 16-18, 2011 St Petersburg hosted it’s annual International Economic Forum (1).
Mary Meeker sat on panel with Yuri Milner and Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin. Esther Dyson later also joined a panel with Grishin.
Kirill Dmitriev and the co-founder of RenCap, a company with a stake in Mail.ru, discussed new investment possibilities in Russia. Earlier that same month, by decree, Medvedev and Putin had established the Russian Direct Investment Fund, to be headed by Dmitriev. RDIF board members Richard Daley joins a panel, as does Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone, and David Bonderman of TPG.
Arkady Dvorkovich and Dmitriev then discuss Russia’s economic ties to the Arab world.
Finally Vekselberg discussed Skolkovo, Chubais disussed Rusnano, and Schmidt discussed Google.
The following year Meeker would again join again (2). That same year George Nader also attended SPIEF (4) and Henry Kissinger met Vladimir Putin to talk US elections (3).
  1. https://docplayer.net/29853006-St-petersburg-international-economic-forum-programme.html
  2. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/world/europe/henry-kissinger-to-meet-with-vladimir-putin-in-russia.html
  4. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/5/17201970/george-nader-trump-uae-mueller
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2018.11.01 01:00 autotldr Hundreds at Google Plan Walkout to Protest Handling of Sexual Harassment

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I'm a bot)
Over the past week, Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive, and Larry Page, a co-founder of Google and the chief executive of its parent company, Alphabet, have taken multiple steps to calm its agitated 94,000-person work force.
Nowhere has the tech employee activism been more evident than at Google.
Google has also been sued by former employees and the Department of Labor, which claim that it underpaid women; the company has said it does not have a wage gap between male and female employees.
At a staff meeting last year, Google's founders, Mr. Page and Sergey Brin, also struggled to answer a question about who their female role models were, said two employees who saw a video of the meeting.
Employees organizing the walkout have called on Google to end the practice of private arbitration - which requires people to waive their right to sue and often includes confidentiality agreements - in cases of sexual assault and harassment.
Thursday's walkout is set to begin in Google's Tokyo office and then circle the globe, with employees leaving work around 11 a.m. in their time zones, Ms. Stapleton said.
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2018.10.04 18:52 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ethtrader top posts from 2016-12-11 to 2018-10-04 06:19 PDT

Period: 662.14 days
Submissions Comments
Total 991 177374
Rate (per day) 1.50 267.71
Unique Redditors 568 23330
Combined Score 829084 1754738

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 40162 points, 55 submissions: AutoModerator
    1. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 14/Jun/2017 (2927 points, 8386 comments)
    2. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 15/Jun/2017 (1960 points, 8489 comments)
    3. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 13/Jun/2017 (1763 points, 5112 comments)
    4. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 12/Jun/2017 (1359 points, 12775 comments)
    5. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 24/May/2017 (1341 points, 9347 comments)
    6. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 23/May/2017 (1239 points, 6347 comments)
    7. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 30/May/2017 (1142 points, 8943 comments)
    8. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 25/May/2017 (1019 points, 8047 comments)
    9. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 10/Jun/2017 (1003 points, 7919 comments)
    10. Daily Discussion [Serious] - 17/Jun/2017 (908 points, 2860 comments)
  2. 16394 points, 1 submission: Pracy_
    1. Everytime Bitcoin drops (16394 points, 351 comments)
  3. 11934 points, 4 submissions: Justjoshmygosh
    1. Welcome to ethtrader new people, let me save you some time (7348 points, 366 comments)
    2. This is NOT the end (2068 points, 196 comments)
    3. Welcome BACK to ethtrader (1972 points, 110 comments)
    4. Hello again, ethtrader... looks like I have some work to do (546 points, 10 comments)
  4. 11914 points, 2 submissions: _Mido
    1. Here you go (9784 points, 312 comments)
    2. How I felt this week (2130 points, 228 comments)
  5. 10253 points, 15 submissions: twigwam
    1. Apple's Steve Wozniak Dumps Facebook And Thinks Ethereum Could Be The New Apple (1153 points, 80 comments)
    2. “We owe it this new generation to respect their enthusiasm about virtual currencies with a thoughtful and balanced response, not a dismissive one.” -- CFTC Chairman Giancarlo (1119 points, 62 comments)
    3. "Today Ethereum transacted over $100,000,000 PER HOUR on average, with over 53% of transactions going to smart contracts -- really speaks for Ethereum's success as a contract platform" --- Paul Kohlhaas (1112 points, 39 comments)
    4. Reddit Founder: "I’m most bullish about Ethereum simply because people are actually building on it." [MSN] (1081 points, 185 comments)
    5. Google co-founder, Sergey Brin is a last minute addition to the Blockchain Summit panel on emerging technologies. Says he is mining Ethereum with his son. (872 points, 62 comments)
    6. BREAKING: Mt. Gox ‘Bitcoin Whale’ Trustee Won’t Sell Any More BTC -- (Pretty huge news for entire space and not getting deserved media coverage) (758 points, 74 comments)
    7. Brave Browser passes 3 million monthly active users & makes top 10 list in the Google Play Store in 21 countries (680 points, 93 comments)
    8. L.L. Bean says it might offer discounts for clothing that tracks you using the Ethereum blockchain (529 points, 117 comments)
    9. "Vitalik is both a genius and a class act. That’s why I sold a portion of my BTC for Ethereum in addition to lots of Bitcoin Cash." @RogerkVer (493 points, 151 comments)
    10. Coinbase has a $20 billion hedge fund coming onto its platform (438 points, 31 comments)
  6. 10161 points, 8 submissions: econoar
    1. Ethereum is now processing more transactions a day than all other cryptos combined. (4026 points, 468 comments)
    2. SEC says they don't believe ETH to be a security. (1459 points, 167 comments)
    3. Today, Ethereum has processed 50% more txs than BTC. Ethereum currently has 17 pending TX and BTC has 45k. It takes $0.006 to move Ether in less than 20 seconds. (1406 points, 281 comments)
    4. Visa, IBM, Microsoft and USAA have all posted jobs in the past week looking for Ethereum developers (866 points, 46 comments)
    5. Goldman-Backed Startup Circle Launches No-Fee Foreign Payments Service. Built on Ethereum. (855 points, 85 comments)
    6. Etheremon is completely centralized and the owners can withdrawal all the funds from the contract. (662 points, 380 comments)
    7. On average, it's 59x cheaper to send an Ethereum transaction than a Bitcoin transaction. (485 points, 31 comments)
    8. Ethereum dapps expected to launch very soon. (402 points, 131 comments)
  7. 9930 points, 16 submissions: DCinvestor
    1. Personal Finance Rules for Being an Effective Holder (1307 points, 237 comments)
    2. Will Proof of Stake turn ETH into the best Store of Value coin? (1088 points, 144 comments)
    3. It's time to take back the narrative around Ether and Ethereum. Ethereum is the future of digital, decentralized finance. (771 points, 126 comments)
    4. Catalysts for ETH Price Increases Over the Next 6 to 12 Months (654 points, 135 comments)
    5. What can the earlier days of Bitcoin teach us about holding Ethereum? (625 points, 151 comments)
    6. How to Survive Crypto Investing (in this market, or in any market) (624 points, 121 comments)
    7. The Most Important Crypto Theses for 2018 (and my current feelings on this market) (604 points, 317 comments)
    8. A Re-evaluation of Ethereum as Long Term Investment (versus new market entrants) (590 points, 136 comments)
    9. Opera introduces first browser with built-in Crypto Wallet for Ethereum (537 points, 64 comments)
    10. It's time for investors to pursue quality, and to stop chasing shit (504 points, 85 comments)
  8. 9642 points, 16 submissions: Mr_Yukon_C
    1. Winklevoss Brothers Launch Ethereum Token Backed By U.S. Dollars (856 points, 217 comments)
    2. This is what leadership looks like -- I present to you, CFTC Chairman Giancarlo (832 points, 43 comments)
    3. Millennials are afraid stocks are too risky, so they're investing in crypto (790 points, 225 comments)
    4. OmiseGo Becomes the First Ethereum Unicorn With a Market Cap of $1 Billion (762 points, 155 comments)
    5. AMERICANS: Kill bill 1241 • ethereum (693 points, 66 comments)
    6. Coinbase prepares for a monster increase in trading (684 points, 174 comments)
    7. Microsoft – Decentralized Digital Identities and Blockchain – The Future as We See It. [Building on Ethereum] (645 points, 87 comments)
    8. MakerDAO and OmiseGO: Announcing Dai and OMG Collaborations (604 points, 115 comments)
    9. Coinbase Custody is Officially Open For Business – The Coinbase Blog (589 points, 92 comments)
    10. Scaling Ethereum to hundreds to thousands of transactions per second - TODAY! (514 points, 47 comments)
  9. 9445 points, 14 submissions: BeerBellyFatAss
    1. Bitfinex now trades all pairs against ETH. It’s time for Binance and the rest of the exchanges to do so as well. (2255 points, 219 comments)
    2. Number of Users on Coinbase Surpasses Number of Brokerage Accounts at Charles Schwab (825 points, 63 comments)
    3. Omise signed an agreement on the development of a national ID utilizing the ETDA and block chains of Thailand government agencies! We will continue to work on a number of projects that utilize block chains! (789 points, 108 comments)
    4. Elon Musk on Twitter - At this point, I want Eth, even if it is a scam. (660 points, 179 comments)
    5. Austria will use Ethereum to track up to $1.3B in government bonds (636 points, 51 comments)
    6. Federal Reserve Branch Adds Cryptocurrency Price Indexes [Yes, Really] (587 points, 64 comments)
    7. Germany’s Largest Bitcoin Trading Platform Will Soon Add Etheruem (503 points, 46 comments)
    8. Catalonia Considering Cryptocurrency Post-Independence, Advised By Ethereum Creator (501 points, 73 comments)
    9. Olaf Carlson - On Bloomberg Technology (12/01) - Ethereum to Surpass Bitcoin Market Cap by YE 2018 - Great Interview! (481 points, 141 comments)
    10. Casper is Pretty Close, Sharding Number One Priority Says Vitalik Buterin (473 points, 79 comments)
  10. 9363 points, 13 submissions: thepipebomb
    1. CNBC: Why buy Ethereum? (1515 points, 145 comments)
    2. CNBC - "I love Ethereum, I think Ethereum is the one to own here." (1236 points, 158 comments)
    3. CNBC: This is an incredible buying opportunity for Ethereum (984 points, 182 comments)
    4. Please boycott Vinny Lingham's Civic ICO (900 points, 198 comments)
    5. Pantera Capital Quantitative Researcher: By 2020 Ethereum's market cap will be 10x higher than Bitcoin's (749 points, 155 comments)
    6. Amazon Web Services Partners with ConsenSys to Simplify Enterprise Blockchains (693 points, 81 comments)
    7. Sharding may launch with Casper FFG, skipping the 1500 ETH requirement for staking and lowering it to 32 (534 points, 90 comments)
    8. When is $10,000 per ETH realistic? (511 points, 484 comments)
    9. Brian Kelly of CNBC on investing in Ethereum (490 points, 127 comments)
    10. Coinbase plans to add staking (485 points, 114 comments)
  11. 8908 points, 5 submissions: leafac1
    1. Would You Like to See Reddit Accept ETH as a Means to Pay for Gold? (3191 points, 193 comments)
    2. Most Popular Story on CNBC Tech: 'Bitcoin’s main rival Ethereum hits a fresh record high' (2469 points, 181 comments)
    3. Tweeted today: Casper (Proof of Stake) testnet is coming. (2104 points, 230 comments)
    4. Ethereum just processed 0.46% of Visa's total tx per day. And it did so without Ethereum Dapps using scaling solutions. (621 points, 78 comments)
    5. Perspective: It seems many are currently unaware that ETH will have a lower inflation rate than BTC (and BTC-Forks) come Proof of Stake & beyond. (523 points, 134 comments)
  12. 8538 points, 5 submissions: sopun
    1. Stocks VS Crypto (2269 points, 53 comments)
    2. Bitconnect, Davorcoin and other scams continue being advertised on Coinmarketcap. We should take a stand as a community and push out these people who made a career out of scamming innocents (2225 points, 147 comments)
    3. A shitcoin ICO called Prodeum just exitscammed millions of dollars from investors and left them only this message on their ICO website (1549 points, 222 comments)
    4. Trevon James erased 39 of his YouTube videos promoting BitConnect yesterday. Looks like he starts getting worried about the class action lawsuit against him (1365 points, 222 comments)
    5. Tron's TRX whitepaper raises more red flags than a workers parade in Soviet Union (1130 points, 231 comments)
  13. 8132 points, 10 submissions: jtnichol
    1. Let's find the average age of EthTrader! (2191 points, 145 comments)
    2. Joseph Lubin on Twitter: "#Bitcoin = A single app. #Ethereum = An entire app store. Thanks for having me on @BloombergTV, always a pleasure. https://t.co/LXKX8cF8BR" (1212 points, 89 comments)
    3. Microsoft helps launch world’s first blockchain-based investment product: settled on the public Ethereum chain. (933 points, 82 comments)
    4. This room feels like Q4 2016 all over again (776 points, 262 comments)
    5. Massive heap of rhetoric. But it needs to be said. (591 points, 245 comments)
    6. Friday Donut Day. (539 points, 52 comments)
    7. We're rocketing up in subscribers. Wow! (+1,160 subscribers today; 164% trend score) • TrendingReddits (519 points, 58 comments)
    8. Vitalik Buterin on Twitter: Plasma implementations are already happening (484 points, 73 comments)
    9. Unlisted Video Message just for Ethtrader - Thanks for helping someone on Reddit yesterday struggling with life. (474 points, 77 comments)
    10. A Message to EthTrader September 6 2018 - Addressing Suicide comments, Personal Mod approach, sentiment, State of the EthTrader. (413 points, 134 comments)
  14. 7372 points, 5 submissions: EthTrader_Mod
    1. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 22/May/2017 (4032 points, 10407 comments)
    2. Daily Discussion [Serious] - 16/Jun/2017 (1354 points, 4474 comments)
    3. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 28/May/2017 (682 points, 3318 comments)
    4. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 04/Jun/2017 (652 points, 3851 comments)
    5. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 29/May/2017 (652 points, 4600 comments)
  15. 7371 points, 9 submissions: Butta_TRiBot
    1. Vitalik Buterin: If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about "sharting", then I WILL leave. (2170 points, 426 comments)
    2. Vitalik Buterin: In my opinion, the current sharding spec as described is already good enough to get us to thousands of transactions per second (1552 points, 188 comments)
    3. Chinese Internet security giant 360 has found "a series of epic vulnerabilities" in the EOS platform. (707 points, 186 comments)
    4. Inflation rate will go down by ~90% with Casper and Sharding (3 ETH block reward -> 0.22ETH) (700 points, 214 comments)
    5. "Casper Testnet up right now and Sharding will come sooner than you think" - Karl Floersch [41:02] (498 points, 44 comments)
    6. Vitalik on Wechat: We have started developing a test version of Ethereum with sharding using python (450 points, 79 comments)
    7. Elon Musk: "Starting a candy company....Cryptocandy" (440 points, 81 comments)
    8. The reason I invested in Ethereum - motivated developers who even spend their free time explaining the tech (429 points, 78 comments)
    9. Congrats to @naterush1997 and @dannyryan for releasing v0.2 of the cbc Casper prototypes, last night! (425 points, 43 comments)
  16. 7087 points, 5 submissions: ScienceGuy9489
    1. New price target $1,000 (2995 points, 503 comments)
    2. I heard you guys miss me, looks like we're only going up from here (2098 points, 645 comments)
    3. Technical Analysis, Liftoff Due June 16th (761 points, 1018 comments)
    4. I predicted the last two liftoffs, the next one is by May 24th. (725 points, 528 comments)
    5. I predicted the last 3 liftoffs, this is a situation update (508 points, 457 comments)
  17. 6217 points, 1 submission: PaulieVideos
    1. Dips are just happy little accidents (6217 points, 212 comments)
  18. 6097 points, 2 submissions: moneyfink
    1. It's one of the biggest moments of your life... what to wear? (5597 points, 485 comments)
    2. Reminder: HODL and don't be like this guy (500 points, 83 comments)
  19. 5431 points, 2 submissions: shadow_op
    1. I'm a longterm hodler, but even i hate this sub sometimes. (4622 points, 283 comments)
    2. One thing (809 points, 102 comments)
  20. 5354 points, 4 submissions: shouldbdan
    1. Every day I check the price when I wake up (3049 points, 105 comments)
    2. Me reading the daily during downtrends (811 points, 77 comments)
    3. A thank you, to everyone working countless hours to solve the scaling problem (756 points, 112 comments)
    4. HODLing Bitcoin vs HODLing Ether (738 points, 70 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. thepipebomb (9690 points, 581 comments)
  2. csasker (8718 points, 845 comments)
  3. jtnichol (8418 points, 716 comments)
  4. DCinvestor (8221 points, 434 comments)
  5. econoar (8037 points, 601 comments)
  6. Nooku (7237 points, 393 comments)
  7. cutsnek (7201 points, 484 comments)
  8. cyoreligion (6644 points, 364 comments)
  9. antiprosynthesis (6266 points, 729 comments)
  10. Libertymark (5610 points, 1070 comments)
  11. oldskool47 (5598 points, 393 comments)
  12. Mr_Yukon_C (5440 points, 411 comments)
  13. loveYouEth (5047 points, 272 comments)
  14. IRefuseToGiveAName (4993 points, 361 comments)
  15. subdep (4926 points, 311 comments)
  16. laughncow (4723 points, 331 comments)
  17. ethacct (4702 points, 305 comments)
  18. dillllllzzzzz (4553 points, 343 comments)
  19. ruvalm (4549 points, 260 comments)
  20. shouldbdan (4422 points, 270 comments)

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  1. Everytime Bitcoin drops by Pracy_ (16394 points, 351 comments)
  2. Here you go by _Mido (9784 points, 312 comments)
  3. Welcome to ethtrader new people, let me save you some time by Justjoshmygosh (7348 points, 366 comments)
  4. Dips are just happy little accidents by PaulieVideos (6217 points, 212 comments)
  5. It's one of the biggest moments of your life... what to wear? by moneyfink (5597 points, 485 comments)
  6. I'm a longterm hodler, but even i hate this sub sometimes. by shadow_op (4622 points, 283 comments)
  7. Literally.. by DAXEEY (4099 points, 162 comments)
  8. [ETH Daily Discussion] - 22/May/2017 by EthTrader_Mod (4032 points, 10407 comments)
  9. Ethereum is UP since last month! Can we get this post to all to show everyone the tides are turning quickly by saintmax (4027 points, 190 comments)
  10. Ethereum is now processing more transactions a day than all other cryptos combined. by econoar (4026 points, 468 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 1711 points: Blactory's comment in Everytime Bitcoin drops
  2. 1351 points: deleted's comment in It's one of the biggest moments of your life... what to wear?
  3. 1297 points: dwy0818's comment in Been in a coma for 23 days, about to check my portfolio
  4. 1168 points: Butterfly_Lags's comment in New price target $1,000
  5. 1108 points: mikewirkijowski's comment in Here you go
  6. 1055 points: phigo50's comment in My wife just talked me out of selling $10,000 eth
  7. 959 points: PcChip's comment in Vitalik Buterin: If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about "sharting", then I WILL leave.
  8. 869 points: deleted's comment in Ethereum is UP since last month! Can we get this post to all to show everyone the tides are turning quickly
  9. 835 points: BroKing's comment in It's one of the biggest moments of your life... what to wear?
  10. 831 points: khalo_'s comment in Welcome to ethtrader new people, let me save you some time
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2018.08.16 17:58 Puffin_Fitness From Mikhail Prokhorov to Cambridge Analytica

This is a long and complex story. Read the recaps at the end of each section for the TLDR’s or use them to understand the main points of each section more easily.
West Tech
In 1998 Buzzy Krongrad reshaped the CIA to including a Information Technology division (1) that spawned In-Q-Tel (2), where he currently sits on the board of trustees (3).
In 2003 Peter Thiel founded Palantir that seemed to fit In-Q-Tel’s mission statement, but it wasn’t yet ripe. In 2004 Peter Thiel became the first outside investor in Facebook and attained a seat on the board. One year later, in 2005, In-Q-Tel invested into Palntir (4).
James Breyer of Accel Partners must have gotten word, because that same year Accel invested into Facebook and James Breyer gained a seat on the board. James Breyer happened to be chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, whose board member included presiding president of In-Q-Tel, Gilman Louie (5).
James Breyer is Mitch McConnel’s brother-in-law.
Around 2000, In-Q-Tel sought to invest in a search engine and soon enough Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, literal next door neighbor and frequent co-investor with In-Q-Tel, invested into Google (5). In 2004 Mary Meeker leveraged her friendship with Sergey Brin and Larry Page and ended up working behind the scenes on Google’s IPO as a research analyst at Morgan Stanley (3). In Dec 2010 Meekers partnered at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4).
In Oct 2004 Google purchased In-Q-Tel-funded Keyhole, now known as Google Earth (5).
Recap:
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel#Palantir
  2. https://www.corbettreport.com/silicon-spies-the-us-government-and-the-tech-revolution/
  3. https://nypost.com/2004/08/23/queen-mary-turns-up-in-google-ipo/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Meeker
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth#History
East Tech
Yuri Milner worked at Menatep while it was embroiled in scandal in the late ‘90‘s (1). Menatep was owned by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oligarch who fell on the wrong side of Putin’s favor and ended up caged while on trial for “tax fraud” (2). While much of Menatep’s management was hauled off to jail, Milner remained unscathed and in 1998 stepped down as deputy chairman (1).
Soon after, in 1999, Milner began monthly chats with Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley, who coached him on investing in tech-Milner mysteriously had a million dollars to invest. He put $200,000 into Gazprom, Norilsk Nickel, and Alfa Bank and $750,000 into his own tech company Netbridge, which later spawned Mail.ru and DST (3).
Recap:
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner
  2. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2012/04/vladimir-putin-mikhail-khodorkovsky-russia
  3. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#2166b79d61ca
East Tech Meets West Tech Through Politics
2006 was a big year for Yuri Milner, attaining a number of outside investors including: Stephen Jennings of Renaissance Capital, Julian Robertson of Tiger Global, and Goldman Sachs (1).
Billed as the only Western oligarch of Russia, Stephen Jennings was born in New Zealander. However, in the early ‘90‘s he teamed up with Boris Jordan and opened a office in Moscow, where he soon rubbed elbows with the likes of Anatoly Chubais and Mikhail Potanin, close associates of Boris Yeltsin. In 1995 Jennings and Jordan founded Renissance Capital, and with financial backing of Vladimir Potanin Renaissance Capital would grow to be the premier investment bank in Russia (2).
Meanwhile in America, Julian Robertson gained fame and billions as the father of hedge funds. However, after a few unlucky bets in the late ‘90‘s Robertson closed down his fund, Tiger Management, and seeded a new fund: Tiger Global (3).
Jennings and Robertson likely crossed paths in New Zealand, where Robertson owns several golf courses. Robertson is close friends with Don Brash, who led New Zealand’s National party in the 2005 general election. Jennings openly donated to Brash, but Robertson, an America, was accused of making anonymous donations to the National Party and interfering in New Zealand’s elections (5).
Julian Robertson had political connections in the US as well, including the DeVos family. Robertson and Dick DeVos sit on the board of the Children’s Scholarship Fund (6), and Robertson donates heavily to Betsy DeVos’ the American Federation for Children Action Fund (7).
Betsy DeVos’ brother, Erik Prince, had connections to In-Q-Tel through Buzzy Krongrad, who currently sits on the board of In-Q-Tel. So close, as a matter of fact, that Krongrad personally intervened with Erik Prince’s first no bid contract with the CIA for Blackwater (8). Then in 2006, the same year Stephen Jennings and Julian Robertson invested in Yuri Milner’s companies, Buzzy Krongard joined the board of Blackwater while still a trustee at In-Q-Tel (9).
In May 2008 Sergey Brin of Google traveled to Moscow under a lot of fan fare (15). Sergey Brin’s friend, Mary Meeker, was in continuous conversations with the Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner, so Brin likely heard of Milner, though its not clear if he met him on the trip. What is clear is they do eventually become friends themselves (16).
Also in 2008 Tiger Global invested in Palantir (10). Then Tiger invested into Facebook (11).
In September 2008 shady Russian oligarch with a checkered past and links to the Russian state-run Gazprom and Norilsk Nickel, Alisher Usmanov, bought a major stake in DST and sent Yuri Milner to meet with Mark Zuckerberg, where they discussed the possibility of raising $1 billion dollars in 60 days while sipping coffee at a Starbucks in Palo Alto. By the end of 2009, DST owned 10% of Facebook (12), financed through Gazprom as reveal in the Paradise Papers (13), in a deal people called desperate on both ends:
But that’s not how the rest of the world interprets it. Instead it’s seen as a desperate and rather vulgar deal on the one hand—Milner buying a small stake in Facebook, valuing the entire company at $10 billion—and, on the other, Facebook debasing itself by taking Russian money. Russian money! In fact, it seems rather like a desperate deal for both parties (in the midst of the banking crisis, Facebook has only two other bidders for this round—and none from the top VC tier). (14)
So why did Yuri Milner take such a big risk with DST?
A Moscow source said: "DST has the backing of the big boys at the top in the Kremlin, which is why it will go from strength to strength." (17)
Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg would become close friends, meeting monthly (18). Milner even attended Zuckerberg’s wedding (19).
Recap:
Facebook’s early investors included:
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  1. https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0328/billionaires-11-profile-yuri-milner-billionaire-friended-web.html#486bc5c661ca
  2. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2007/04/the-only-western-oligarch-in-moscow/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Management
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2012/10/22/julian-robertsons-empire-down-unde#547b4c7519ce
  5. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10337052
  6. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2014/01/28/national-school-choice-week-know-the-players-and-the-funders/
  7. https://firststreetresearch.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/school-choice-group-turns-its-back-on-washington-focuses-on-states/
  8. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/20/blackwater.cia.ties/
  9. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/11/buzzy-krongard-quits-blackwater-board/
  10. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tiger-siliconvalley/tiger-global-leads-wall-street-pack-turning-to-silicon-valley-idUSBREA2Q1YK20140327
  11. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2013/02/14/hedge-fund-star-chase-colemans-facebook-trade-generated-1-billion/#7bc243ab4aff
  12. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  14. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zle8y4R42U4
  16. http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-googles-top-couple-turned-into-a-tangled-up-cheati-1542237367
  17. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/jan/04/facebook-dst-goldman-sachs
  18. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zuckerberg-got-early-business-advice-194957335.html
  19. http://time.com/5011000/paradise-papers-tax-havens-leak/
Russia Takes Over Silicon Valley
On May 8, 2008 Dmitry Medvedev stepped down as head of Gazprom to become president of the Russian Federation. On July 26, he named Sergey Kislyak Russian Ambassador to the United States. One of Kislyak’s first acts as ambassador was to lobby governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, not to close down Fort Ross, a Russian settlement-turned-California state park due for shut down because of the economic recession. California obliged (1).
At the end of 2009, shortly after Gazprom bought 10% of Facebook through vehicle DST, Medvedev announced Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley- Skolkovo, to be built in the suburbs of Moscow. In May, 2010, Esther Dyson of AmBAR, in cooperation with Rusnano, led a delegation of Silicon Valley VC firms to Moscow to visit Medvedev. Included in the delegation was Adam Valkin of James Breyer’s Accel Partners, who ended up signing a letter promising to invest into Russian companies (2).
Not only did Esther Dyson sit on the board of AmBAR, but also Skolkovo, and has connections to “Putin, Medvedev, and unsavory oligarchs such as Yuri Milner, Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Mikhail Fridman, and Viktor Vekselberg.” The president of AmBAR, Anna Dvornikova, also happened to be Facebook friends with Anna Chapman, one of the spies caught up in a busted spy ring in June 2010. Chapman had listed AmBAR as one of her interests (3).
Esther Dyson is also close with Google’s Sergey Brin. She took the photos at Brin’s wedding (11) and even invested in his wife’s start up, 23andMe (12).
Rusnano is a state-run tech firm financed by Viktor Vekselberg and headed by Anatoly Chubais, with Alexander Torshin (who later infiltrated the NRA) on the supervisory board (4). Viktor Vekselberg later met Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Vekselberg’s cousin donated to Trump’s inaugural fund and hired Cohen as a consultant shortly after Trump’s inauguration, which is currently being investigated by multiple FBI teams (5).
Esther Dyson and Rusnano also arranged for Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley, attended by an entourage including Sergey Kislyak, Yuri Milner, and Victor Vekselberg, with Arnold Schwarzenegger acting as host (3). While there, the Russian cadre visited Fort Ross (6), AmBAR (7) and made several business deal with Cisco, Boeing, and signed up Google’s Eric Schmidt to the board of Skolkovo (8). At the time Schmidt was having an affair with Chinese spy Wendi Deng (9).
For more on Schwarzenegger’s Russian ties, go here:
https://www.reddit.com/RussiaLago/comments/95wkih/when_arnold_schwarzenegger_met_alexander_torshin/
In Oct 2010 Schwarzenegger returned the favor and brought top Silicon Valley investors to Moscow to meet Medvedev at Skolkovo. Anatoly Chubais and Alexander Torshin of Rusnano attended the event, along with Herman Gref of Sberbank and many others in connection to Trump-Russia (4). It was a spy’s den.
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (10).
Recap:
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  1. https://www.rferl.org/a/California_Looks_To_Russia_To_Help_Preserve_Historic_Settlement/1841800.html
  2. http://www.ambarclub.org/executive-education/
  3. https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/1305-pixie-dust-treason--spies
  4. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  5. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/victor-vekselberg-michael-cohen-andrii-artemenko-russia-ukraine
  6. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Rich-Russian-comes-to-aid-of-Fort-Ross-3183955.php
  7. https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/06/28/my-coffee-with-dmitry/
  8. https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/medvedev-gets-governator-backing-39293
  9. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligence2014/02/wendi-deng-tony-blair-eric-schmidt-murdoch.html
  10. https://apnews.com/5e533f93afae4a4fa5c2f7fe80ad72ac/Sanctioned-Russian-oligarch-linked-to-Cohen-has-vast-US-ties
  11. https://www.mercurynews.com/2007/05/16/google-co-founder-sergey-brin-gets-hitched-in-the-bahamas/
  12. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/10756916/Esther-Dyson-the-woman-who-plans-to-retire-on-Mars.html
It All Ties Together at Cambridge Analytica
It turns out the culmination of Russia’s infiltration of Silicon Valley is Cambridge Analytica, but let’s start from the beginning.
Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Potantin own Onexim.
Mikhail Prokhorov financed Boris Yeltsin’s successful 1996 presidential campaign (1). Yeltsin had an approval rating of 10% and seemed unlikely to win, so the campaign hired two American political operatives, George Gorton and Joe Schumate, who would later go on to work on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2003 win for California governorship (2).
Anatoly Chubais worked alongside the Americans as Yeltsin’s campaign manager (3). After Yeltsin’s successful bid, Chubais worked in the administration selling state-own assets to private investors, including Norilsk Nickel, which sold to Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Pontanin before it was revealed Chubais accepted a “book deal” from Prokhorov’s Onexim bank, interpreted by the public as a bribe. Yeltsin had no choice but to fire Chubais (4).
Chubais quickly landed on his feet, however. From 2004-2008 Chubais headed RAO UES, a state-run electric company, during its privatization process, led by none other than Carter Page at Merrill Lynch Moscow. (Carter Page also advised Gazprom) (5).
After the process was completed, Chubais stepped down and joined the newly formed Rusnano. On the supervisory board of Rusnano was Alexander Torshin, the spy that infiltrated the NRA (6). Almost immediately, on March 12, 2008, Chubais signed Rusnano into a cooperative deal with Prokhorov and Onexim (7). In April 2008 Prokhorov sold his 25% stake in Norilsk Nickel to Oleg Deripaska for a 14% stake in RusAL (1). Oleg Deripaska, of course, signed a deal with Paul Manafort to “greatly benefit the Putin government” (10).
In September of 2008, Onexim purchased a 50% stake in Stephen Jenning’s Renaissance Capital, the early investor in Yuri Milner (8). At that same time, Alisher Usmanov purchased a huge stake in DST and Yuri Milner was sent off to deal with Mark Zuckerberg. By 2009, Prokhorov and Potantin had a stake in Facebook.
In 2010 Esther Dyson and Anatoly Chubais of Rusnano arranged several meet ups between Dmitry Medvedev and Silicon Valley. Through these meet ups, Medvedev signed up Google’s Eric Schmidt to the board of spy-facility Skolkovo. Schmidt’s daughter, Sophia Schmidt, later interned at Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, where she suggested that Cambridge Analytica join forces with Peter Thiel’s Palantir. A Palantir employee suggested a method to hack Facebook, which was later utilized by two Cambridge University employees, Aleksandr Kogan and Joseph Chancellor, that later of whom currently works at Facebook still (11)(12). The hacked info was sold to Cambridge Analytica with Steve Bannon’s approval (13).
In 2012, Onexim bought out Renaissance Capital and Stephen Jennings stepped down (8). Around that same time Erik Prince met with the chair of Renaissance Capital and a long time Prokhorov employee (through various avenues), Christophe Charlier, and they began emailing each other. Then Christophe Charlier introduced Erik Prince to Cyrus Behbehani of Glencore, one of the purchasers of Rosneft in a deal mentioned in the Steel dossier (9).
In 2012, Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Moscow, where he taught Russians how to hack Facebook (28). Then he had an interesting conversation with Medvedev:
Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Medvedev talked about Facebook’s role in politics, though only jokingly in reference to its importance in the American presidential campaign, according to Mr. Medvedev’s press office. (29)
Charlier is also a producer with a “special thanks” credit on a 2013 movie featuring Erik Prince and his band of pirate-fighting Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), funded by the Moving Picture Institute associated with Rebekah Mercer (9). That same year, 2013, long-time Mercer associate Steve Bannon found Cambridge Analytica that Rebekah Mercer became personally involved in (14).
In Feb 2013, Mitch McConnel’s brother-in-law James Breyer stepped down from the board of Facebook and joined the board of Harvard alongside Len Blavatnik, who also happens to be on the board at Cambridge University (15)(16). Len Blavatnik also sits on the board of RusAL alongside Oleg Deripaska and Mikhail Prokhorov. Paul Manafort associate Dmitry Firtash is a major donor to the University and also happens to be where Cambridge Analytica would meet (17)(18). Suspected spies Aleksander Kogan and Joseph Chancellor also worked at Cambridge University and sold hacked data to Cambridge Analytica (12), and Cambridge University is where Cambridge Analytica adivsor Michael Flynn met Cambridge University student Svetlana Lokhova, a suspected spy with rare access to GRU files and former employee of Herman Gref’s Sberbank, in 2014 (19)(20). It was the GRU that hacked the DNC and created alter ego Guccifer 2.0 (21).
March 14, 2016, Henry Kissinger of the Center for the National Interest, or CFTNI, met Jared Kushner. April 2016, CFTNI president introduced Trump to Sergey Kislyak, where Trump proceeded to give a speech declaring he’d give Russia a good deal (22). In July Jared Kushner hired Cambridge Analytica and, along with Brad Parscale, worked closely with them (23).
In July 2016, Carter Page traveled to Moscow to give a speech at the New Economic School (24). The New Economic School and Rusnano have strong ties to Pricewaterhousecoopers, or PwC, where his father, Allan Carter, is on the board (25)(26). Just days after Carter Page visited Paul Manafort-associate Vin Weber at Cambridge University (27).** Allan Pag**e happened to also attend that Oct 2010 meeting between Silicon Valley investors and Russian spies at Skolkovo (6).
Recap:
Mikhail Prokhorov’s many ties to Trump-Russia figures
How they connect to Cambridge Analytica
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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Prokhorov
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/sep/07/film.russia
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Yeltsin_presidential_campaign,_1996
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/16/world/yeltsin-ousts-more-officials-in-scandal-over-book-fee.html
  5. http://www.globalenergycap.com/management/
  6. https://issuu.com/usrbc/docs/usrbc_annualmeeting2010
  7. http://www.onexim.org/media/pressreleases/136/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Capital_(Russian_company))
  9. https://medium.com/@wsiegelman/a-fresh-look-at-erik-princes-house-intelligence-committee-testimony-and-emails-with-christophe-6603f06c6568
  10. https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort's-plan-to-'greatly-benefit-the-Putin-Government
  11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/us/cambridge-analytica-palantir.html
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/ma18/facebook-cambridge-analytica-joseph-chancellor-gsr
  13. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bannon-oversaw-cambridge-analyticas-collection-of-facebook-data-according-to-former-employee/2018/03/20/8fb369a6-2c55-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html
  14. https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/27/politics/rebekah-mercer-cambridge-analytica-clinton-emails/index.html
  15. https://www.cnet.com/news/longtime-facebook-board-member-jim-breyer-stepping-down/
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Blavatnik
  17. https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2017/02/22/billionaire-benefactor-cambridge-university-faces-threat-extradition-us-89704
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdYSQ6nu-M
  19. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/04/michael-flynn-cambridge-analytica-disclosure
  20. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/ma31/michael-flynn-new-evidence-spy-chiefs-had-concerns-about-russian-ties
  21. https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/13/17568660/russia-dnc-hack-indictments-gru-mueller-guccifer-dcleaks
  22. https://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-russia-henry-kissinger-center-national-interest-1070675
  23. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/trump-campaign-distances-itself-from-cambridge-analytica-after-assange-connection-surfaces
  24. http://katehon.com/article/lecture-trumps-advisor-carter-page-moscow-watch-live-broadcast
  25. https://web.archive.org/web/20160412182921/https://www.nes.ru/en/projects/applied-research
  26. https://web.archive.org/web/20120528095806/http://www.nes.ru/dataupload/files/projects/innovative-activity/Survey_barriers_eng_Eversion.pdf
  27. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-advisers-public-comments-ties-to-moscow-stir-unease-in-both-parties/2016/08/05/2e8722fa-5815-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html
  28. https://boingboing.net/2018/06/10/privacy-by-design-2.html
  29. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/technology/zuckerberg-meets-with-medvedev-in-key-market.html
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2018.08.09 05:03 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ethtrader top posts from 2016-12-11 to 2018-08-03 13:38 PDT

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  1. 40198 points, 55 submissions: AutoModerator
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  3. 11930 points, 4 submissions: Justjoshmygosh
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  5. 10537 points, 9 submissions: econoar
    1. Ethereum is now processing more transactions a day than all other cryptos combined. (4020 points, 469 comments)
    2. SEC says they don't believe ETH to be a security. (1450 points, 169 comments)
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  6. 9349 points, 13 submissions: thepipebomb
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  7. 9187 points, 15 submissions: DCinvestor
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  8. 8910 points, 5 submissions: leafac1
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  10. 8539 points, 5 submissions: sopun
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  13. 7380 points, 5 submissions: EthTrader_Mod
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  14. 7369 points, 9 submissions: Butta_TRiBot
    1. Vitalik Buterin: If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about "sharting", then I WILL leave. (2174 points, 426 comments)
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    5. "Casper Testnet up right now and Sharding will come sooner than you think" - Karl Floersch [41:02] (501 points, 44 comments)
    6. Vitalik on Wechat: We have started developing a test version of Ethereum with sharding using python (445 points, 79 comments)
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2018.07.26 14:53 W12io GOOGLE’S CLOUD SERVICES FINALLY FORAY INTO BLOCKCHAIN

GOOGLE’S CLOUD SERVICES FINALLY FORAY INTO BLOCKCHAIN
https://preview.redd.it/x4060q7rhac11.png?width=800&format=png&auto=webp&s=71b244f8248c1919ae53abe17ddb922ea503607a
Google has been among the last major cloud vendors to hold out and not provide a blockchain offering. However, the technology giant has recently partnered with a provider of distributed ledger solutions to enhance the Google Cloud Platform through blockchain technology.

‘FAILED TO BE ON THE BLEEDING EDGE’

Recently, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and current president of parent-company Alphabet, notedthat the tech giant had probably failed to be on the forefront of blockchain technology. He stated:
We probably already failed to be on the bleeding edge, I’ll be honest.
Looking at Google’s competition, Brin’s words seem fairly substantiated.
Earlier this year, Amazon Web Services introduced the so-called “AWS Blockchain Templates” — designated to afford users the ability to create and launch their very own blockchain networks based on Ethereum and Hyperledger. Microsoft also revealed an ambitious blockchain strategy to become a leading provider of blockchain enterprise services and even launched Coco — a blockchain framework specifically designed for enterprise systems.
Google, on the other hand, has thus far failed to position itself as a major player in the field. Nevertheless, Brin took the chance to praise the technology, referring to it and its potential as “extraordinary.”

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

On Monday, July 23, Google announced a partnership with Digital Asset — a startup company supplying tools for building blockchain-based applications.
Leonard Law, Head of Financial Services Platform at Google Cloud said:
We are delighted to innovate with Digital Asset in the distributed ledger space. DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.
According to the announcement, Google Cloud also joined the private beta of the startup’s developer program — which would grant Google developers the software kit for the Digital Asset Modeling Language in order to explore potential blockchain applications with their clients.
The news follows an announced partnership between Google Cloud Platform and BlockApps — another blockchain startup which facilitates the creation of decentralized apps (DApps).
Despite being admittedly late, Google seems to be making major strides towards adopting blockchain-based technologies — potentially putting the tech giant in a position to compete with Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.
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2018.07.22 18:32 Puffin_Fitness Wendi Deng connected Russia to Wikileaks through Google's Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt likely Recruited Julian Assange for Trump-Russian
How the story unfolds:
Wendi Deng meets Roman Abramovich through Rupert Murdoch
When Wendi Deng, suspected Chinese spy (by the FBI and even her ex-husband) (1) and rumored lover of Putin (2), married Rupert Murdoch in 1999, Murdoch already knew Roman Abramovich through a mutual business partner, the mob-connected Boris Berezovsky. Murdoch owned Nashe Radio in Russia with him (3), and Abramovich owed his early fortunes to Berezovsky through Sibneft. After that, Abramovich paid Berezovsky over a $1 billion across 6 years for "kryshna," or Mafia protection (4).
  1. https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-warned-that-his-friend-wendi-deng-murdoch-may-be-a-chinese-spy-2018-1
  2. https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/rupert-murdochs-ex-wife-wendi-deng-is-dating-vladimir-putin-w200077/
  3. https://meduza.io/en/feature/2015/12/16/russia-s-citizen-k
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Abramovich#Acquisition_of_Sibneft,_aluminium_wars,_and_loans-for-shares
Wendi Deng enters Silicon Valley
Wendi Deng first entered Silicon Valley no later than 2006 when she pushed her husband, Rupert Murdoch, to buy MySpace and pushed for Myspace to open an office in Hong Kong (1). It was later rumored Wendi Deng had an affair with Myspace co-founder, Chris DeWolfe (1). She became close friends with a number of Silicon Valley's elite, including Zuckerberg (2) and Google's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, whom she referred to as the "Google guys" (3).
Ever the socialite, Wendi Deng befriended Abramovich's wife, Dasha Zhukova, since as early as 2007 when Deng introduced Zhukova and Ivanka Trump (4). Ivanka Trump, Wendi Deng, and Dasha Zhukova would later party in Mosocw in 2014 with several Russian oligarchs at the center of Trump-Russia including Len Blavatnik, Viktor Vekselberg, and of course Roman Abramovich himself (5).
  1. https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/wendy-deng-rupert-murdochs-ex-wife-betting-heavily-high-tech
  2. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/wendi-deng-pretty-face-rupert-murdoch-side-article-1.157217
  3. https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2014/03/wendi-deng-note-tony-blair
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/ivanka-trump-friend-dasha-zhukova-bio-life-2017-8
  5. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-18/billionaire-ally-of-putin-socialized-with-kushner-ivanka-trump
Russian oligarch Yuri Milner enters Silicon Valley, recruits Mark Zuckerberg
May 2008 Sergey Brin, a Russian-born American, traveled to Moscow just weeks after Dmitry Medvedev stepped down as head of Gazprom to become Russia's president (1).
September 2008 Alisher Usmanov of Gazprom bought a third of Yuri Milner's DST (2).
November 2008 Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner sat together at a Starbucks in Palo Alto discussing raising $1 billion in 60 days (3). Zuckerberg would eventually meet half that goal through Yuri Milner's DST, which funneled the money from Russia-state owned Gazprom, as revealed by the paradise papers (4).
Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner would become good friends, meeting monthly (5). Milner even attended Zuckerberg's wedding (6). Milner would also befriend Google's Sergey Brin (7).
By the end of 2009, Yuri Milner's DST owned 10% of Facebook.
A Moscow source said: "DST has the backing of the big boys at the top in the Kremlin, which is why it will go from strength to strength" (8).
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zle8y4R42U4
  2. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  3. https://www.wired.com/2011/10/mf_milne
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  5. http://fortune.com/2010/10/04/facebooks-friend-in-russia/
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor
  7. http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-googles-top-couple-turned-into-a-tangled-up-cheati-1542237367
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/jan/04/facebook-dst-goldman-sachs
Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Vekselberg enter Silicon Valley, recruit Google's Eric Schmidt
May 2009 Medvedev named Yuri Milner a member of the Commission on Modernization (1).
In June 2010 Dmitry Medvedev headed to Silicon Valley with "top spy and recruiter of spies" Sergey Kislyak (2), Yuri Milner, and Viktor Vekselberg. Vekselberg was financing his own Silicon Valley in Russia, Skolkovo (initially announced Nov 2009), and wanted to create business ties with Silicon Valley's elite. While there, Eric Schmidt agreed to joined the board of Skolkovo (3).
Eric Schmidt and Wendi Deng were having an affair, though she wasn't very happy about it, according to notes written by Deng herself (4).
Also on the board for Skolkovo: Dmitry Medvedev and Sergey Gorkov (5).
Sergey Gorkov later met Jared Kushner at Trump Tower and gifted him a "bag of dirt" from Kushner's ancestral village in the former Russian imperial territory of Belarus (6).
But soon enough, there were suspicions about Skolkovo:
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (7)
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner#Russian_Internet_investor
  2. https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/world/sergey-kislyak-russian-ambassador-us-profile/index.html
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2010/jun/23/dmitry-medvedev-silicon-valley-visit
  4. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligence2014/02/wendi-deng-tony-blair-eric-schmidt-murdoch.html
  5. http://sk.ru/foundation/team/p/popechsovet.aspx
  6. https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/25/why-did-russia-send-sergei-gorkov-to-meet-with-jared-kushne
  7. https://apnews.com/5e533f93afae4a4fa5c2f7fe80ad72ac/Sanctioned-Russian-oligarch-linked-to-Cohen-has-vast-US-ties
On June 23, 2011, Schmidt held a "secret meeting" with Julian Assange who was under house arrest in Norfolk, UK at the time, already battling with the Obama Administration and fearing an extradition to Sweden would lead to an extradition to the U.S. (1).
August 2012, Assange breached bail and sought asylum at Ecuador's embassy in the UK.
In Oct 1, 2012, Zuckerberg traveled to Moscow to meet Medvedev and visit Vekselberg at his Skolokovo Innovation Center (2).
While there...
Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Medvedev talked about Facebook’s role in politics, though only jokingly in reference to its importance in the American presidential campaign, according to Mr. Medvedev’s press office. (3)
Zuckerberg also hosted World Hack Moscow FB Hack Day where Facebook's product manager Simon Cross walks developers through "get aa ton of information' on the entire friend graph of a Facebook user who gave simple permissions to their apps." (7)
One month later, November 10, 2012, Putin mouth-piece Konstantin Rykov claims through a Facebook post he began working to get Trump elected (4). Two days later, November 12 2012, Trump registered "Make America Great Again" (5).
In May 2013, Russia and Assange together arranged Edward Snowden's trip to Russia through Hong Kong. A relationship had been established. While in 2010, Assange was releasing cables that hurt Russian interests, by 2012 that had completely stopped (6).
  1. https://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt.html
  2. https://www.adweek.com/digital/zuckerberg-russia-skolkovo/
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/technology/zuckerberg-meets-with-medvedev-in-key-market.html
  4. https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/11/24/a-trumprussia-confession-in-plain-sight/
  5. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-patent-maga-2012/
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden#Russia
  7. https://boingboing.net/2018/06/10/privacy-by-design-2.html
Schmidt, Facebook, and Russian spies converge at Cambridge Analytica
Facebook and Google had embeds in the Trump Campaign, working at Cambridge Analytica. According to Theresa Hong, "they were basically our hands on partners..." (1)
Trump's campaign ended up spending $75 million on Facebook (2).
On June 13, 2013, Schmidt's daughter, Sophia, an intern at Cambridge Analytica's parent company, SCL, pushed CA to work with Peter Thiel's Palantir (3). (Peter Thiel sits on the board of Facebook and was its first outside investor.)
A Palantir employee, Alfreda Chmieliauskas, would later suggest using the Facebook hack to collect data on millions of Facebook users (4).
In 2013, Alexander Kogan and Joseph Chancellor, working with Putin mouthpiece Konstantin Rykov (5), founded Global Science Research to do just that and sold the data to Cambridge Analtyica with Steven Bannon's approval. Joseph Chancellor currently works for Facebook (6).
July 2016 Alexander Nix, with the approval of Cambridge Analytica's financier, Rebekah Mercer, reached out to Assange with support for indexing the DNC hacked emails Assange retrieved from Russian GRU intelligence officers (7).
February 2017 a Cambridge Analytica director visited Julian Assange "to discuss what happened during the US election..." (7)
  1. https://twitter.com/bbcstories/status/896752720522100742
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/02/27/trumps-facebook-advertising-advantage-explained
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/us/cambridge-analytica-palantir.html
  4. https://www.inc.com/business-insidefacebook-cambridge-analytica-emails-link-sophia-schmidt-palantir-alfredas-chmieliauskas-peter-thiel-eric-schmidt.html
  5. https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/11/24/a-trumprussia-confession-in-plain-sight/
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/ma18/facebook-cambridge-analytica-joseph-chancellor-gsr
  7. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/06/cambridge-analytica-brittany-kaiser-julian-assange-wikileaks
What they tried to achieve:
In 2008, "Anonymous" hacked Sarah Palin's email and Wikileaks released them.
https://wikileaks.org/wiki/VP_contender_Sarah_Palin_hacked
Apparently Russia planned to hack the DNC, disperse it through Wikileaks, and claim it was an anonymous hacker a la 2008, and used Cambridge Analytica to achieve that goal.
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