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  • Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel has been funding Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Media lawsuit

    The $140 million lawsuit brought against Gawker Media by WWE superstar Hulk Hogan has been funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. While Thiel had been suspected of bankrolling the lawsuit he had never admitted to it in public. In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Thiel said he is supporting Hogan’s efforts […]

  • James Kosur

    Business Pundit hires James Kosur as Editor-In-Chief

    Hello Business Pundit readers. My name is James Kosur and I’m the new Editor-In-Chief at this awesome publication that has been publishing news for an amazing 12 years. Business Pundit in recent months has started to publish more news articles and fun business lists as part of a consultation I started with site manager David […]

  • Gawker Media

    Judge says $140 million Gawker payment to Hulk Hogan will stand

    Gawker Media was told in a Florida court on Wednesday that its motion for a new trial has been denied. That means the $140 million in damages awarded to Hulk Hogan will not be reduced. Gawker can still appeal the ruling to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals. The media company is confident it will […]

  • Netflix

    Nearly 50% of Netflix subscribers think its content is getting better

    Netflix subscribers are generally happy with the direction of the company’s content with just under half of all customers saying they are enjoying the company’s content selections. Netflix debuted its DVD-by-mail service in 1998 but transitioned to a dominant streaming video service in recent years. The company is now known for aggregating movies and TV shows […]

  • Google Payday Loans

    Google is banning payday loan ads over predatory lending practices

    Google on Wednesday announced that it will no longer allow payday loan lenders to advertise on its popular ads network. The company has become worried that many lenders are pushing incredibly high-interest rates with quick payback times that push many lenders into constant debt. “When reviewing our policies, research has shown that these loans can […]

  • Amazon Video Direct

    Amazon is about to take on YouTube with a new video portal

    Amazon is preparing to launch a YouTube competitor called Amazon Video Direct (AVD). The platform will be a “self-service” program aimed at attracting video creators. The program will let creators earn money from royalties and advertising for videos they upload, based on minutes streamed. Amazon told Bloomberg the platform is meant for “professional” creators. At this […]

  • Adblock Plus

    AdBlock Plus is about to pass 1 billion downloads

    AdBlock Plus is by far the most popular ad blocking software on the market and the software is about to surpass a major milestone — 1 billion downloads. German firm Eyeo, the makers of AdBlock Plus, has been installed on more than 100 million active devices with nearly one billion downloads. At the start of the […]

  • Sylvester Stallone and Netflix

    Netflix and Sylvester Stallone team up for international reality show

    Netflix and Sylvester Stallone have teamed up for “Ultimate Beastmaster,” an obstacle course competition that will include competitors from six countries. While it will be a single competition event there will be six versions of the show which feature local hosts and languages. The show will take place in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, […]

  • Dog Hates Hugs

    Your dog hates hugs and other interesting facts [Infographic]

    It’s time to face reality: Your dog hates hugs. They’re dogs, not people, and they just don’t understand this type of physical contact in the same way you do. In a recently study, the majority of dogs being hugged by humans in photos were showing visible signs of distress. But because you don’t know what […]