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Sam Altman, then the chief executive of OpenAI, in Redmond, Washington, in February
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 19, 2023
The perpetual rise of Sam Altman takes an unexpected turn
The former OpenAI CEO was the face of an AI-fueled future. He was the most Silicon Valley person alive. Then, on Friday, he was fired.
A WeWork co-working office space in San Francisco on Wednesday. WeWork has said there's 'substantial doubt' about its ability to continue operating, citing sustained losses and canceled memberships to its office spaces.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2023
WeWork’s ‘substantial doubt’ about its future marks a stunning fall
The New York-based company is bleeding cash, and customers of its office rentals are canceling their memberships in droves.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 4, 2022
Investors learning little from trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
The startup world had been watching in suspense, but it was largely for the spectacle of it all.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2021
SoftBank settles WeWork lawsuit; Adam Neumann exits with windfall
The pact announced Friday ends a legal fight over a stock transaction that collapsed and eliminates the need for a March 4 trial in the U.S.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2020
Some WeWork staff planned their lives around a stock deal that just collapsed
Teddy Kramer worked at WeWork from 2013 to 2015. When he left the company, he had been a director of new market development, helping the coworking startup open new offices in different regions. He’d put in the time and been granted shares in the company. At first, he thought he might be able to sell...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2019
WeWork's startup party ends with some 2,000 jobs on the chopping block
Startup workers often worry that going public means the fun is about to end — quarterly financial reports, disciplined spending, cheaper coffee. At WeWork, not going public may have brought a worse fate.

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