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OpenAI releases former staffers from non-disparagement clauses

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  1. OpenAI releases former staffers from non-disparagement clauses
  2. Foldable MacBook could come in 2026, rather than 2027: top analyst
  3. NVIDIA CEO Huang reaches $91B net worth, 17th richest
  4. Inflation, health care costs, bipartisanship top worries of U.S. voters

0. Data and calendar

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1. OpenAI releases former staffers from non-disparagement clauses

2. Foldable MacBook could come in 2026, rather than 2027: top analyst

  • 20” version would fold into a 14-15” form factor, and a 19” is also being studied.

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  • Est. shipments: 1M units in 2026.

  • M5 series processor expected.

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4. NVIDIA CEO Huang reaches $91B net worth, 17th richest, ahead of Waltons

5. Inflation, health care costs, bipartisanship top worries of U.S. voters

6. 69% say college is worth it, but 47% only without taking loans

Real earnings of men who are non-college grads have fallen since 1970

7. Interesting videos, posts, and memes

8. Other headlines

AI

  • Alphabet, Meta, OpenAI hold talks with Hollywood studios over licensing.

  • Meta weighs charging users for more advanced Llama.

  • xAI’s $6B funding round includes Lightspeed, a16z, Sequoia.

  • NVIDIA offers 10%+ discounts in China as it competes with Huawei.

  • Arc Search adds ‘Call Arc’ AI feature leveraging phone call gesture.

Tech

  • SpaceX discussing tender offer at $200B.

  • Foursquare lays off ~25%, eliminating 105 employees.

  • Tesla removes goal of making 20M cars by 2030 from report.

  • Alibaba raises record $4.5B in convertibles to fund buybacks.

  • X may start hiding likes soon.

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Tech & law

  • TikTok: we are limiting spread of videos from state-owned accounts.

  • Ticketmaster parent sued by DOJ, who seeks break up.

  • Abusive AI deepfakes major target of Biden admin.

Biotech

  • Atropos Health raises $33B Series B for “real world evidence” AI.

  • FDA panel endorses colon-cancer blood test.

  • Superpower raises $4M for longevity health platform.

  • Senolytic therapy development: brief tour.

Business

Crypto

  • ETH ETF exchange applications approved, ETFs could come in weeks, months.

  • Nigerian court adjourns Binance exec trial due to illness.

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U.S. politics

  • Supreme Court allows South Carolina to redefine congressional map.

  • Trump: relationship with Putin will help free WSJ reporter.

World

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