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November 19, 2023, 6:55 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: talks to reinstate Altman, led by Satya Nadella, hit a snag over the board's role; source: board members are yet to resign as they vet replacements  —  - OpenAI's leaders want board removed, but directors resisting  — Microsoft's Nadella leading high-stakes talks on Altman return
The Verge:
Source: OpenAI's board had agreed to resign and let Sam Altman and Greg Brockman return, but has since waffled; Altman would want significant governance changes  —  The OpenAI board is in discussions with Sam Altman to return to CEO, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
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Erin Woo / The Information:
Sources: in a memo, OpenAI Chief Strategy Officer Jason Kwon told employees that the company is “optimistic” it can bring back Sam Altman and Greg Brockman  —  OpenAI is “optimistic” it can bring back Sam Altman, Greg Brockman and other key employees who departed in the wake …
Bloomberg:
Sources: before his ouster, Sam Altman was trying to raise money in the Middle East for a venture, codenamed Tigris, to produce TPUs and compete with Nvidia  —  - Altman was fundraising in the Middle East for new chip venture  — The project, code-named Tigris, is intended to rival Nvidia
James Ball / Techtris:
How the very unusual governance structure of OpenAI, born out of effective altruism, led to the firing of Sam Altman, as the philosophy clashed with reality  —  What has happened looks incomprehensible unless you know the strange history of OpenAI, its philosophy, and how that is now clashing with reality.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft and Thrive are working to reinstate Sam Altman as OpenAI's CEO; Satya Nadella, blindsided by the board's decision, pledged to support Altman  —  - Board has considered resigning, hasn't made final decision  — Altman has been weighing new venture, but open to returning
Forbes:
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Forbes:
Sources: leading ad execs told Linda Yaccarino that she is risking her reputation and suggested her to step down as X CEO to make a statement about antisemitism  —  In the aftermath of IBM, Disney, Apple and others pausing spending on X, formerly known as Twitter, top advertising executives …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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