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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work