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Palantir wins competition to build Army intelligence system

From Washington Post March 26, 2019: The Army has chosen Palantir Technologies to deploy a complex battlefield intelligence system for soldiers, according to Army documents, a significant boost for a company that has attracted a devoted following in national security circles but had struggled to win a major defense contract. Industry experts said it marked[…]

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Killer App: Have a bunch of Silicon Valley geeks at Palantir Technologies figured out how to stop terrorists?

From the Washingtonian, January 2012 On the afternoon of February 15, 2011, Jaime Zapata, a 32-year-old special agent with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was shot to death by members of a drug cartel as he drove along a four-lane highway in Mexico. Zapata’s partner, 38-year-old Victor Avila, who survived the attack, later said that as[…]

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Palantir to offer cancer analytics under JV deal with Germany’s Merck

From Reuters – December 19th 2018  By Ludwig Burger and Patricia Weiss FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Palantir Technologies Inc will set up a cancer data analytics joint venture with German lab supplies company Merck KGaA, as the U.S. analytics and security firm makes further inroads into health care. The new U.S.-based venture, called Syntropy, will offer cancer[…]

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Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering

From the Wall Street Journal: Oct, 2018 Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive companies, is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years, people familiar with the matter said. Palantir is discussing with investment banks Credit Suisse CS -3.72% and Morgan StanleyMS -5.04% plans to go public as soon as the[…]

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