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Google is too big to innovate, Peter Thiel says

Billionaire slams Silicon Valley for overpromising and underdelivering on change

Pedestrians pass Google's New York City office in Manhattan. Big Tech companies have grown too large, technology investor Peter Thiel says.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With a client list that includes the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Credit Suisse, big-data cruncher Palantir Technologies, led by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, offers unique insight into the underlying trends of today's world.

Thiel sat down with Nikkei recently in Japan to share what he sees in his own palantir -- the crystal ball from "The Lord of the Rings" that his company is named after.

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