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The Winklevoss Twins Buy a Hollywood Hills Bachelor Pad, Reportedly Prepare to Invade L.A.

That's quite a view. (Photo: TMZ

Say it ain’t so! It appears that New York will be losing one of its two Winklevii. TMZ reports (via TechCrunch) that Tyler Winklevoss will be picking up stakes for Silicon Beach, to launch the West Coast outpost of the twins’ aptly named VC firm, Winklevoss Capital. (Cameron will be holding down the fort here in Manhattan.)

And since he can’t live in some hovel, the twins have purchased an ultra-modern home high in the Hollywood Hills, for a mere $18 million. Careful, gentlemen–that $65 million settlement won’t last forever, especially since part of it was paid in Facebook stock.

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The Persecution of the Winklevii: On Vanity Fair’s Profile of the Winklevoss Twins, And Why It’s Okay to Empathize With Them

Sympathy for the (Kinda) Blue-Blooded Devils: Should you feel bad for the Winklevoss Twins?

Today, Vanity Fair unleashed a profile of Facebook’s would-be founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, written by novelist, former I-Banker, and (full disclosure) Observer freelancer Dana Vachon. It’s nothing short of wonderful, and as all narratives that cast the Winklevii in even the most marginal of sympathetic lights, oddly disconcerting. Read More