Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported.  The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then, he's become better-known outside the tech world for funding the lawsuit that took down Gawker and for his support of Donald Trump.  SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley is now very happy with the Republican tax reform bills Back in 2015, Y Combinator p...

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Silicon Valley: Silicon Valley is the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, in the United States. The region, whose name derives from the Santa Clara Valley in which it is centered, is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations as well as thousands of small startups.
Gawker: Gawker is a blog founded by Nick Denton and based in New York City that bills itself as "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip". It focuses on celebrities and the media industry.
Combinator: Combinatory logic is a notation to eliminate the need for variables in mathematical logic. It was introduced by Moses Schnfinkel and Haskell Curry and has more recently been used in computer science as a theoretical model of computation and also as a basis for the design of functional programming la
Peter Thiel: Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-born US entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. Thiel cofounded PayPal with Max Levchin, and later, Elon Musk, and served as its CEO. He also cofounded Palantir, of which he is presently chairman. He currently serves as president of Clarium Capital