Arik Hesseldahl

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AMD Adds Second Director From Abu Dhabi Investment Firm

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it had added a new director to its board: Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi, the second representative from Mubadala Development Company, an investment company funded by Abu Dhabi. Mubadala owns a stake amounting to 19.4 percent of AMD’s shares, stemming in part from the spinoff of its chip-manufacturing operations into the company known as GlobalFoundries.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald