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  • Sam Altman Officially Returns to OpenAI—With New Board Seat for Microsoft
    by Will Knight on November 30, 2023 at 1:54 am

    The CEO’s memo to staff announces a non-voting seat for Microsoft but leaves questions about the future of chief scientist Ilya Sutskever.

  • Everything we know so far about OpenAI, Sam Altman’s return, and what happens next
    by Alex Heath on November 30, 2023 at 1:22 am

    Illustration: The Verge OpenAI’s board suddenly removed CEO Sam Altman on November 17th. Now he’s back. What just happened, and what will happen next? Continue reading…

  • Elon Musk Just Told Advertisers, ‘Go Fuck Yourself’
    by Lauren Goode on November 30, 2023 at 1:13 am

    In a rambling interview at the New York Times’ DealBook Summit, Elon Musk suggested advertisers fleeing X were blackmailing him and could kill the platform.

  • Microsoft joins OpenAI’s board with Sam Altman officially back as CEO
    by Alex Heath on November 30, 2023 at 12:50 am

    Sam Altman. Sam Altman is officially OpenAI’s CEO again. Just before Thanksgiving, the company said it had reached a deal in principle for him to return, and now it’s done. Microsoft is getting a non-voting observer seat on the nonprofit board that controls OpenAI as well, the company announced on Wednesday. “I have never been more excited about the future,” Altman said in a memo to employees shared with The Verge. “I am extremely grateful for everyone’s hard work in an unclear and unprecedented situation, and I believe our resilience and spirit set us apart in the industry. I feel so, so good about our probability of success for achieving our mission.” With three of the four board members who decided to suddenly fire Altman now gone, OpenAI’s new... Continue reading…

  • Elon Musk tells advertisers: ‘Go fuck yourself’
    by Jacob Kastrenakes on November 30, 2023 at 12:46 am

    Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Elon Musk took the stage at the DealBook conference on Wednesday evening with nervous laughter and a cascade of jokes about himself and his companies. But the interview quickly turned to the more serious subject of Musk’s recent antisemitic posts on X and whether his company can survive the advertiser boycott. On that matter, Musk seemed alternatingly apologetic and defiant — acknowledging his mistakes, then doing everything in his power to push advertisers away. “I hope they stop. Don’t advertise,” Musk told interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin. “If somebody is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money, go fuck yourself. Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is.” He singled out Disney CEO Bob Iger, who... Continue reading…

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