Chamath Palihapitiya

The Chamath Palihapitiya Substack is focused on sharing insights and curated news related to technology, market trends, economic policies, and global events impacting sectors like AI, finance, healthcare, and clean energy. It aims at fostering an understanding of disruptive ideas, technological advancements, and critical global and local issues through a mix of personal essays and weekly curated news summaries.

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5758 implied HN points β€’ 20 Nov 23
  1. OpenAI transitioned from a non-profit to a 'capped-profit' model in 2019, allowing for capital raises while serving its mission
  2. OpenAI made significant advancements in AI research, developing projects like 'OpenAI Five' and models like ChatGPT and GPT-3
  3. Conflict within OpenAI's leadership led to the removal of co-founder Sam Altman as CEO due to concerns over commercialization conflicting with the company's primary goal of developing AGI safely
1906 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jan 24
  1. Prospective issuers are making progress towards a new spot Bitcoin ETF approval from the SEC.
  2. The Supreme Court is facing a legal battle over Idaho's strict abortion ban.
  3. United Launch Alliance will attempt to land the first private spacecraft on the moon.
3871 implied HN points β€’ 15 Nov 23
  1. Before the Federal Reserve, the U.S. had banking issues and crises, leading to the need for a central bank in 1913.
  2. The Great Depression prompted key reforms like the Banking Act of 1933 and the Gold Reserve Act of 1934.
  3. The end of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 marked a shift to Fiat currency and the decline of the gold standard.
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1592 implied HN points β€’ 23 Dec 23
  1. China leads in global EV transition with over 18 million EVs sold since 2017.
  2. Nearly 9 million student loan borrowers missed October payments despite a 12-month grace period.
  3. Apple focuses on running AI models directly on iPhone hardware, impacting the delivery of AI solutions.
1631 implied HN points β€’ 03 Nov 23
  1. Infant mortality rates in the U.S. are rising due to various factors like delayed motherhood and increased infertility.
  2. Many Americans are unaware of President Biden's EV tax credits, which can make electric vehicles more affordable than traditional cars.
  3. There is a shift within the Democratic Party, with some members failing to support resolutions condemning antisemitism and terrorism, indicating a changing stance towards Israel.
1159 implied HN points β€’ 02 Dec 23
  1. Anduril's new autonomous fighter jet has significant advantages over legacy missile systems.
  2. Novo Nordisk paid U.S. doctors to promote its obesity drugs to tackle the global obesity epidemic.
  3. Huawei supports smaller companies in the semiconductor supply chain to build a self-sufficient chip network in China.
1238 implied HN points β€’ 27 Oct 23
  1. Smugglers make billions by charging migrants to reach the U.S.
  2. Carta's CEO faced backlash over handling of sexual abuse claims against former execs.
  3. BP invests $100 million in Tesla chargers as part of a larger commitment to U.S. EV infrastructure.
884 implied HN points β€’ 09 Dec 22
  1. Germany achieved a 5-year project in just months
  2. Ethical collapse signs to watch out for
  3. Stephen Curry named Sportsperson of the Year
668 implied HN points β€’ 23 Dec 22
  1. Disney had an internal power struggle between Bob Iger and Bob Chapek
  2. TikTok was reported to have spied on Forbes journalists
  3. YouTube is paying the NFL a significant amount annually for Sunday Ticket rights
746 implied HN points β€’ 18 Nov 22
  1. More layoffs at big tech companies like Meta and Twitter
  2. FTX faces challenges and setbacks, impacting its backers
  3. Bailout for energy supplier Bulb to cost taxpayers Β£6.5B
687 implied HN points β€’ 02 Dec 22
  1. The future of college enrollment is changing.
  2. Sam Bankman-Fried's actions and impact on mainstream crypto.
  3. ChatGPT as a potential game-changer for businesses.
589 implied HN points β€’ 11 Nov 22
  1. The article covers various topics like midterm elections, Meta, Twitter, and Biden-Xi meeting.
  2. Some key articles include insights on the U.S. midterms, Meta's layoffs, and FTX's risky bets.
  3. There are snippets from Twitter conversations, including remarks on transparency and comedy.
550 implied HN points β€’ 14 Oct 22
  1. Regulators of big tech companies invest in the same companies' stocks.
  2. States are easing job requirements for teachers due to a shortage.
  3. Major investments and deals in tech, semiconductor factories, and oil are happening.
471 implied HN points β€’ 04 Nov 22
  1. San Diego has shown surprising success in housing homeless people
  2. Asian American students face bias in ways that may not be expected
  3. Taylor Swift's latest album 'Midnights' has become her biggest success yet
452 implied HN points β€’ 21 Oct 22
  1. Russell Napier predicts a surge in capital investment
  2. Stanford aims to increase its presence in Silicon Valley's VC landscape
  3. 87 countries have reached a tipping point in clean energy adoption
491 implied HN points β€’ 20 Sep 22
  1. The funds raised by IPOD and IPOF are being returned to shareholders.
  2. Difficulty in finding companies at reasonable valuations and facing resistance due to market volatility were key challenges.
  3. Future focus remains on investing in big ideas at the early stage and continuing the search for targets for Bio 2.0 platform.
609 implied HN points β€’ 15 Jul 22
  1. Evaluate leadership and management for better performance
  2. Importance of having experienced and qualified individuals in key roles
  3. Need for practical solutions and competent governance
373 implied HN points β€’ 28 Oct 22
  1. The past 10 years of American life have been uniquely stupid.
  2. YouTube and TikTok creators are changing the rules for streaming companies like Netflix.
  3. Twitter is losing its most active users, based on internal documents.
471 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jul 22
  1. The White House should address the tough times Americans are facing due to higher prices.
  2. Stimulus actions during Covid inadvertently distorted the economy's true supply-demand equilibrium.
  3. Focus should be on the country's direction, employment numbers, wages, savings, and restoring American leadership.
373 implied HN points β€’ 30 Sep 22
  1. TripActions plans to go public at a $12B valuation.
  2. Stripe's early stock awards may lead to IPO plans.
  3. Workiva draws Thoma Bravo, TPG interest.
334 implied HN points β€’ 16 Sep 22
  1. A $20 billion Figma deal is significant for startup investors
  2. Patagonia no longer has owners
  3. Janet Yellen receives stamps as gifts
353 implied HN points β€’ 05 Aug 22
  1. Pelosi's Taiwan visit considered reckless.
  2. AI reveals structures of many proteins.
  3. US summer gasoline demand drops below pandemic levels.