November 20, 2023, 6:45 AM

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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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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sam Altman will not return as OpenAI CEO after talks broke down; OpenAI names Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear as interim CEO, per OpenAI director Ilya Sutskever  —  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.
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New York Times:
OpenAI's board “stands by its decision as the only path to advance and defend the mission of OpenAI” and criticizes “Sam's behavior and lack of transparency”  —  The announcement seemed to cap a tumultuous weekend for the A.I. company, as Mr. Altman made a push to reclaim his job.
The Atlantic:
Sources describe how ChatGPT's success widened ideological rifts at OpenAI, and Ilya Sutskever began behaving like a spiritual leader expecting 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: 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
Source: a number of announcements at DevDay infuriated OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, like custom GPTs that OpenAI has said may one day run autonomously  —  The company couldn't balance nonprofit goals with an expensive business and billions in commercial ties
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.
Greg Brockman / @gdb:
Steve Mollman / Fortune:
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Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt resigns, 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 by General Motors …
Sources: leading ad execs told Linda Yaccarino that she is risking her reputation and suggested she 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 made a personal appeal to CEO Linda Yaccarino.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's quest to build key device components in-house, including a cellular modem and other wireless chips, displays, batteries, and camera sensors  —  This week, we go inside Apple's quest to replace every major part of the iPhone with an in-house design.
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of Beryl Tomay, a lifelong Amazon executive who made two early career mistakes that she now eagerly discusses, as she leads Amazon's “last mile” unit  —  Beryl Tomay is open about her early career mistakes, in hopes her experiences can help others who are now just starting out.

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