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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world.
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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world.
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    Is OpenAI’s business model sustainable?

    Is OpenAI’s business model sustainable?

    OpenAI is one of the fastest-growing companies ever, thanks to its artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT. But costs to train and run the models that underpin that technology are steep. And chief executive Sam Altman has said he has even bigger aims. The FT’s Madhumita Murgia and George Hammond examine whether the start-up’s existing business model can achieve its long-term goals. 
    Plus, do you have a question about markets, finance or economics? Get in touch with Michela, and we may use it in an upcoming joint show with Unhedged. 
    Email Michela at michela.tindera@ft.com, or message her on X at @mtindera07.
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    For further reading:
    Can OpenAI create superintelligence before it runs out of cash?
    OpenAI on track to hit $2bn revenue milestone as growth rockets
    OpenAI’s Sam Altman in talks with Middle East backers over chip venture
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    On X, follow Madhumita Murgia (@madhumita29), George Hammond (@GeorgeNHammond) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07), or follow Michela on LinkedIn for updates about the show and more. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 17 min
    Hedge fund pioneers face signs of a reckoning

    Hedge fund pioneers face signs of a reckoning

    Billionaire financiers such as Ken Griffin pioneered what’s known as the multi-manager model for hedge funds, where big spending begets big returns. In 2022, Griffin’s Citadel became the best-performing hedge fund of all time. But now, cracks in the sector are beginning to form. The FT’s Harriet Agnew and Ortenca Aliaj examine what a downturn could mean for investors and the broader financial sector. 
    Plus, do you have a question about markets, finance or economics? Get in touch with Michela, and we may use it in an upcoming joint show with Unhedged. 
    Email Michela at michela.tindera@ft.com, or message her on X at @mtindera07.
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    For further reading:
    Are hedge fund pioneers facing the end of a golden era? 
    Bobby Jain’s hedge fund launch falls short of $8bn-$10bn target
    How Ken Griffin rebuilt Citadel’s ramparts 
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    On X, follow Harriet Agnew (@HarrietAgnew), Ortenca Aliaj (@OrtencaAl) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07), or follow Michela on LinkedIn for updates about the show and more. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 16 min
    Why Elon Musk is breaking up with Delaware

    Why Elon Musk is breaking up with Delaware

    A Delaware court recently struck down Elon Musk’s $56 billion Tesla pay package. Soon after, Musk took to his social network X and offered some advice: “Never incorporate your company in the state of Delaware.” But will anyone take it? The FT’s Wall Street editor Sujeet Indap explains how Delaware became the favourite place for big companies to incorporate and why that’s unlikely to change. 
    Clips from BBC, WFAA
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    For further reading:
    Can Elon Musk derail Delaware?
    Texas is throwing down a legal challenge to Delaware
    Delaware versus Elon Musk
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    On X, follow Sujeet Indap (@sindap) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07), or follow Michela on LinkedIn for updates about the show and more. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 15 min
    Baidu’s ‘do-or-die’ bet on AI

    Baidu’s ‘do-or-die’ bet on AI

    Baidu made it big as China’s go-to search engine. But in the past decade the tech giant has struggled, while competitors such as Alibaba and Tencent have soared ahead. The FT’s China tech correspondent Ryan McMorrow looks at chief executive Robin Li’s latest venture, in artificial intelligence, and whether this will be enough to turn the company around.  
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    For further reading:
    Baidu’s bet on AI could make or break China’s fallen tech group
    Tightened US rules throttle Alibaba and Baidu’s AI chip development
    Baidu shares fall after Ernie AI chatbot demo disappoints
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    On X, follow Ryan McMorrow (@rwmcmorrow) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07), or follow Michela on LinkedIn for updates about the show and more. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 17 min
    Is this nuclear power’s moment?

    Is this nuclear power’s moment?

    The nuclear power industry is receiving a lot of attention recently thanks in part to new technological advancements. That’s excited venture capital groups and private investors, such as Bill Gates and OpenAI’s Sam Altman. But the industry is also known for its boom-and-bust cycles. The FT’s US energy editor Jamie Smyth explains there are many challenges that lie ahead for an industry, which has long been plagued by controversy.   
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    For further reading:
    The US plan to break Russia’s grip on nuclear fuel
    US nuclear start-ups battle funding challenge in race to curb emissions
    Nuclear fission start-up backed by Sam Altman to go public
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    On X, follow Jamie Smyth (@JamieSmythF) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07), or follow Michela on LinkedIn for updates about the show and more.
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 16 min
    Introducing: Swamp Notes from The FT News Briefing

    Introducing: Swamp Notes from The FT News Briefing

    If you have questions about this year's US presidential election, we have answers.
    Swamp Notes is a new podcast from the FT News Briefing. Listen every Saturday morning as our journalists analyse and discuss the latest happenings in US politics. We’ll go beyond the horse race for the White House and offer a global perspective on the election.  
    You can subscribe to Swamp Notes here or wherever you get your podcasts.

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