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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Satya Nadella says Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and OpenAI staff will join Microsoft's new “advanced AI research team” and Microsoft remains committed to OpenAI  —  Microsoft has hired OpenAI co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman to head up a “new advanced AI research team,” …
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OpenAI staff release a letter, signed by Ilya Sutskever and 500+ others, saying they may quit and join Sam Altman unless the board resigns and reinstates Altman  —  More than 500 employees of OpenAI have signed a letter saying they may quit and join Sam Altman at Microsoft unless …
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Ilya Sutskever / @ilyasut:
OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever says “I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions”, “I never intended to harm OpenAI”, and will try “to reunite the company”  —  I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions. I never intended to harm OpenAI. I love everything we've built together and I will do everything I can to reunite the company.
New York Times:
Memo: OpenAI's board “stands by its decision as the only path to advance and defend” OpenAI's mission and criticizes “Sam's behavior and lack of transparency”  —  The announcement capped a tumultuous weekend for OpenAI, after Mr. Altman made a push to reclaim his job …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
OpenAI board director Ilya Sutskever told staff that Sam Altman will not return as OpenAI's CEO; OpenAI names Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear as interim CEO  —  Sam Altman won't return as CEO of OpenAI, despite efforts by the company's executives to bring him back, according to co-founder and board director Ilya Sutskever.
Financial Times:
A look at OpenAI's wild weekend, as an internal debate over its mission became public; investors say OpenAI has not explained why Altman was fired so abruptly  —  Internal debate about ChatGPT maker's mission exploded into view during wild few days of corporate drama
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Analyzing the Sam Altman-OpenAI saga: nonprofit issues, OpenAI's for-profit work going to Microsoft, staff exits, Altman's motivations, and the new AI landscape  —  I have, as you might expect, authored several versions of this Article, both in my head and on the page, as the most extraordinary weekend of my career has unfolded.
The Atlantic:
Sources describe how ChatGPT's success widened OpenAI's ideological rifts, as Ilya Sutskever began behaving like a spiritual leader anticipating AGI's arrival  —  Sam Altman's weekend of shock and drama began a year ago, with the release of ChatGPT.  —  To truly understand the events …
Sources: the US DOJ seeks $4B+ from Binance as part of a proposed resolution of a years-long probe; CZ would still potentially face criminal charges in the US  —  - Resolution could come as soon as the end of this month  — Binance and founder Changpeng Zhao would face charges in US
Vicky Ge Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Crypto exchange Bullish, run by a former NYSE president, acquires CoinDesk for an undisclosed sum in an all-cash deal; DCG acquired CoinDesk for $500K in 2016  —  CoinDesk says former Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray will chair an independent editorial committee
Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt resigns, less than a month after California's DMV suspended Cruise's permits to operate self-driving cars on public roads  —  Kyle Vogt, the serial entrepreneur who co-founded and led Cruise from a startup in a garage through its acquisition and ownership …

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