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Software That Augments Human Thinking

MIT Technology Review — January 30, 2014

“How chess and financial fraud led Palantir to human-machine symbiosis.”

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Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors?

The Atlantic — October 23, 2013

“The Atlantic Magazine names Alex Karp as one of the World's top 50 Most Important Inventors”

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CNN.com names Shyam Sankar one of the world’s Top 10 Leading Thinkers

— October 5, 2013

“Buried inside vast amounts of computerized data are answers to big questions, both helpful and lucrative. Shyam Sankar is working to extract those answers to solve crimes, fight terrorism and save lives.”

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Why Condoleeza Rice, David Petraeus and George Tenet Back Palantir

Forbes — August 19, 2013

“Having developed a glowing reputation inside the Beltway, Palantir has risen from a lowly five-person startup to a massive company that has the support of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Jan. 2005-Jan.2009), former CIA director David Petraeus (Sep. 2011-Nov. 2012) and former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet (July 1997-July 2004)”

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How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Forbes — August 14, 2013

“And now Palantir is emerging from the shadow world of spies and special ops to take corporate America by storm. The same tools that can predict ambushes in Iraq are helping pharmaceutical firms analyze drug data. According to a former JPMorgan Chase staffer, they've saved the firm hundreds of millions of dollars by addressing issues from cyberfraud to distressed mortgages. A Palantir user at a bank can, in seconds, see connections between a Nigerian Internet protocol address, a proxy server somewhere within the U.S. and payments flowing out from a hijacked home equity line of credit, just as military customers piece together fingerprints on artillery shell fragments, location data, anonymous tips and social media to track down Afghani bombmakers.”

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Lawrence Lessig on Technology as a “Protector of Liberty”

Bill Moyers — July 19, 2013

“Lessig's recognition of the important role played by technology in protecting privacy and civil liberties has had a significant influence on Palantir's own approach to these issues. We continue to look for ways in which technology and law can support each other by building effective analytic capabilities that protect privacy and civil liberties at the same time.”

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Palantir Technologies spots patterns to solve crimes and track terrorists

Wired UK — July, 2012

“As far as Washington was concerned, only Palantir would do. ”

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Killer App: Have a Bunch of Silicon Valley Geeks Figured Out How to Stop Terrorists?

Washingtonian — February, 2012

“Palantir Technologies, a little-known software company that started in Silicon Valley, has quietly become one of the most important companies in Washington. Why? Its founders may have figured out how to stop the next terrorist attack.”

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Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon

Bloomberg Businessweek — November 22, 2011

“For anyone in peril, the message is clear: Give us a signal and a forward deployed engineer will be at your doorstep. “There are some people out there that don’t think to pick up the phone and call us,” Karp says. “By next year, many of those people will."”

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Palantir Technologies Inducted into the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Hall of Innovation

PR Newswire — October 5, 2011

“Palantir was recognized by the IT Executive Team at JPMC for the impact its technology has made on the business, the disruptive nature of its technology, and the ability of its partnership to drive business value within JPMC. ”

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The next big Subprime Mortgage Ripoff – can we spare another $15 billion?

Gartner Blog Network — August 10, 2011

“But by using entity link analysis and pattern based intelligence government agencies and other entities can get their arms around disparate information, find the abuse and fraud, and stop it once and for all.”

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Super Crunchers

Forbes — February 23, 2011

“The toughest place to get a job in Silicon Valley isn't Facebook but a discreet data mining shop with a thing for Tolkien.”

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Names You Need to Know in 2011: Palantir Technologies

Forbes — November 12, 2010

“For a startup whose valuation is nearing $1 billion and was founded in 2004 by Stanford computer scientists and members of the infamous PayPal mafia, including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Palantir Technologies is one of the least talked-about companies. That's partly because it doesn't have an official PR, marketing or sales team.”

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'I have the best job in America!'

CNNMoney — October, 2010

“I put together apps people actually use. So for me, the greatest joy comes from seeing people use the product in a way that makes their life better or makes it easier for them to do their job.”

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Palantir: The Next Billion-Dollar Company Raises $90 Million

TechCrunch — June 25, 2010

“Palantir, a team of 250-plus engineers nestled in downtown Palo Alto, has raised $90 million in Series D financing at a $735 million valuation — the company exclusively told TechCrunch.”

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PayPal-Based Technology Helped Bust India’s And The Dalai Lama’s Cyberspies

Forbes — April 30, 2010

“What made Palantir's intelligence platform, called Palantir Government, a tool of choice for the Munk Centre investigators was its ability to handle and slice large sets of data using very granular controls. One way to think of the platform is as an easy-to-use search tool with the ability to scan through multiple data sets at once.”

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How Team of Geeks Cracked Spy Trade

Wall Street Journal — September 4, 2009

“One of the latest entrants into the government spy-services marketplace, Palantir Technologies has designed what many intelligence analysts say is the most effective tool to date to investigate terrorist networks.”

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Tracking Cyberspies Through the Web Wilderness

The New York Times — May 11, 2009

“They uploaded the data into a visualization program that had been provided to the group by Palantir Technologies, a software company that has developed a program that allows investigators to ‘fuse’ large data sets to look for correlations and connections that may otherwise go unnoticed.”

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