Gawker
Date: 2012-04-13
Author: Ryan Tate

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Author, Ryan Tate
Mentioned, Tom Hanks
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Mentioned, Lindsay Lohan
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Motivations are supposed to be pure in Silicon Valley. Facebook, for example, was developed to make the world a better place; its billions of dollars in revenue are just a happy accident. And when a Facebook scion eagerly promoted her titillating new reality show, she was roundly condemned as a terrible selloutby people who were themselves dying to sell out. Greed insists on disguises, and Northern California's robber-barons have long made a point of trying to elevate themselves above the non-value-adding Philistines back in New York. Their bodies are temples, their food is ethical, their non-business activities are numerous and sophisticated, even the way they viciously rip one another to pieces is, like, totally Zen. When Randi Zuckerberg...(read more)
... Motivations are supposed to be pure in Silicon Valley. Facebook, for example, was developed to make the world a better place; its billions of dollars in revenue are just a happy accident. And when a Facebook scion eagerly promoted her titillating new ...
... Ashton Kutcher, and so on. And while Google has turned from a "don't be evil" post-post-graduate school into something much more ruthless, it has found plenty of heart to exempt celebrities from the invasive rules that govern other users. In other ...


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