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OpenAI is ‘optimistic’ that it can bring ousted CEO Sam Altman and other senior figures back, The Information reported

OpenAI appears “optimistic” that it can reel its ousted CEO Sam Altman back to the company just a day after he was suddenly pushed out of his role on Friday, The Information reported. Chief Strategy Officer Jason Kwon wrote in a memo sent to staff late Saturday night that the company remained “optimistic” that it …

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Frustrated tech leaders call for progress on open banking to increase competition

Members of Canada’s increasingly frustrated fintech sector are calling on the federal government to move ahead with promised plans to give consumers more control over their financial data.  Dozens of tech leaders sent a letter Thursday to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland arguing that Canada is falling behind as an increasing number of countries move ahead with open …

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Iceland town evacuated over volcano told it will be months before they can go home

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — People in southwest Iceland remained on edge Saturday, waiting to see whether a volcano rumbling under the Reykjanes Peninsula will erupt. Civil protection authorities said that even if it doesn’t, it’s likely to be months before it is safe for residents evacuated from the danger zone to go home. The fishing town …

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OpenAI Reportedly Tries to Woo Back Fired CEO Sam Altman

Just a day after he was unceremoniously fired, former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is reportedly in talks to return—after investors revolted against the board’s decision. According to The Verge, Altman is in talks with the board of the company that launched ChatGPT and put artificial intelligence on the fast-track—but is said to be ambivalent. The …

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The most surprising detail of Altman’s ouster might be the fact that OpenAI fired him over a Google Meet call

Some might say that Friday was not a day for corporate loyalty at OpenAI.  The ChatGPT maker abruptly fired its CEO, Sam Altman, around noon on Friday, shocking many inside and outside of the company. Minutes later, it proceeded to dismiss its president, Greg Brockman, from its board, according to details Brockman disclosed in a …

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‘Oppressors of Right to Free Speech:’ Elon Musk Blasts Major Corporations, Announces Plans to Sue Media Matters

Elon Musk’s X has announced plans to sue leftist nonprofit Media Matters, and has blasted major corporations as “oppressors of your right to free speech” as his social media company battles a new wave of advertiser boycotts. In a tweet in the early hours of Saturday morning, Musk said, “The split second court opens on …

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The tech community says Altman’s ouster is a ‘hostile takeover’ and a ‘coup.’ Here’s what we know.

It’s been less than 24 hours since OpenAI announced that its high-profile CEO Sam Altman was fired because the board no longer had “confidence in his ability” to lead and that Altman was “not consistently candid in his communications.” The news came as a shock to the tech world, including employees at OpenAI and Microsoft, …

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SpaceX launches Starship rocket in explosive 2nd test flight

SpaceX launched its Starship rocket Saturday morning for the deep-space vehicle’s second test flight, during which the booster exploded after separating and the spacecraft apparently detonated after reaching space. SpaceX officials said the mega rocket — which is designed to bring NASA astronauts to the moon — successfully lifted off from Boca Chica, Texas, under …

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I’d be willing to pay more for original iPhone repair parts, but it should be up to me

I’m a longtime iPhone owner, and I’ve often written about my fear of breaking the device. That’s because I have had to replace broken screens and degraded batteries, which isn’t always convenient. Getting to the closest Apple retail store involves some amount of travel, but I’d still rather pay for official Apple repairs than a …

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T-Mobile faces a lawsuit after an employee sent himself nude photos he found on a customer’s phone

T-Mobile is facing legal action for failing to protect a customer’s private data after one of their employees found and stole nude photos from her iPhone when she came to upgrade an old device, CNBC reported. The incident occurred last October at a T-Mobile store in the Columbia Center Mall in southern Washington. The victim’s …

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