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OpenAI President Greg Brockman, who is returning to OpenAI alongside Altman, with the OpenAI team at the company's offices. Photo by Greg Brockman. Altman Returns To OpenAI

By Josh Levin | Published November 22, 2023

OpenAI has reached “an agreement in principle” to rehire their former chief executive, Sam Altman, the company announced this morning. Greg Brockman, who resigned as president of OpenAI after he was removed as chairman of the board of directors, announced that he is also returning.
Sam Altman speaks at Day 2 of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, 2019. Photo by TechCrunch, CC BY 2.0 Ousted OpenAI CEO To Join Microsoft

By Josh Levin | Published November 18, 2023

Last Updated at 9:36 a.m. Nov. 20. The board of directors of OpenAI, the Silicon Valley company behind ChatGPT, fired Founder and CEO Sam Altman
 After the acquisition, Activision Blizzard will continue to exist as a subsidiary of Microsoft. Photo by Josh Levin. Court Allows Microsoft To Buy Activision

By Josh Levin | Published July 17, 2023

The FTC filed a notice of appeal July 13, and asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to stop Microsoft and Activision Blizzard from closing the deal while the appeal is pending. The court denied the motion.
The service remains on Google's product page while Google and Squarespace await regulatory approvals. Photo by Josh Levin. Squarespace Buys Google Domains

By Josh Levin | Published June 22, 2023

Web host Squarespace announced June 15 that it will purchase the assets of Google Domains, which will cease operations later this year. Once Google Domains
Some communities, including r/iPhone, decided to go dark earlier than the planned June 12 start of the protest. Photo by Josh Levin. Subreddits Go Dark to Protest API Changes

By Josh Levin | Published June 12, 2023

Subreddit moderators set more than 5,000 communities to private today to protest recent Reddit API pricing changes. Reddit announced that it would begin charging for