Peter Thiel's acknowledgement and explanation for financially backing a lawsuit that could put Gawker Media out of business unleashed a torrent of reaction Thursday, some praising him for taking on a "bully" publisher and others worried that the Silicon Valley billionaire is a threat to the First Amendment.
First, some background: In October 2012 Hulk Hogan filed two lawsuits against Gawker for publishing some excerpts of a sex tape involving Hogan and the wife of a friend.
The U. S. Attorney's office is making a rare attempt to delay civil lawsuits against Starkey Hearing Technologies, telling a Minnesota state court that the suits against the hearing-aid maker could jeopardize a separate criminal investigation.
The Star Tribune reports on the filings by U. S. Attorney Andrew Luger, which seek to halt discovery in lawsuits by former Starkey Chief Operating Officer Keith Guggenberger and former executive assistant Julie Miller, who both lost their jobs as part of a front-office…
A bowling-anchored dining and entertainment destination opened its first location in Ohio this week.
Main Event Entertainment opened its nearly 50,000-square-foot complex in the Streets of West Chester at 9477 Oxford Way. This is the Dallas-based company’s 26th location.
The complex has bowling on 22 lanes, a multi-level laser tag arena, a high ropes course and more than 100 interactive and virtual games.
To view photos of Main Event Entertainment in West Chester Township, click on the images…
Ohio lawmakers have passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, but not all that enthusiastically.
WOSU reports the measure passed 18-15 in the Ohio Senate, despite the lack of support from Republican Senate president Keith Faber.
"I still have concerns about allowing marijuana use for things that are not scientifically tested and supported by it," he said.
Creema is latest handmade marketplace in Asia to raise new funding. The Japanese startup announced this week (link via Google Translate) that it has received 1.1 billion yen (about $10 million) from Globis Capital Partners and returning investor KDDI Open Innovation Fund (the venture fund run by Japanese telecom KDDI).
News delivery startup Blendle, which is applying a marketplace model to journalism offering pay-per-article reads from a range of different publishers, has launched iOS and Android apps in the US, expanding how US users get to consume their chosen content. Read More