On November 21, the New York Times business pages featured several significant stories. One of these stories involved Microsoft and the upheaval at OpenAI, a small but influential artificial intelligence start-up. The development of the ChatGPT chatbot led to turmoil within the company, which in turn had an effect on Microsoft’s shares. In another story, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, sued Media Matters in federal court after research by the organization showed that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testified in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s ongoing legal battle against Google. Meanwhile, there was uncertainty surrounding the future of OpenAI after more than 700 of its 770 employees signed a letter expressing their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs at the company and indicating that they may leave for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstated.