TrillerNet, the parent company of a controversial social video app that sought to take on TikTok, has replaced its chief executive and acquired another business.The Los Angeles entertainment company on Wednesday named Mahi de Silva, who is currently its nonexecutive board chairman, to CEO. He succeeds Mike Lu, who will transition to be the company’s president, TrillerNet said … [Read more...] about Shake-up at Triller. TikTok rival replaces CEO and buys AI firm
José Delbo’s days of drawing superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics ended decades ago, and when COVID-19 shut down comic conventions last year, the 87-year-old got cut off from the fans who bought his artwork too. Like many older Americans, he seemed isolated and lonely in his Miami apartment, his family says, as he sheltered from the pandemic. Then his grandson introduced him … [Read more...] about Who gets to make millions selling NFTs? The intellectual property fight we knew was coming
Shirley Ruge has long been fascinated with exploring her family tree. At one time, that meant many hours spent combing through records at courthouses and libraries.For the last 20 years or so, the Indian Wells resident has focused her research on Ancestry (a.k.a. Ancestry.com), one of the leading sites for genealogical sleuthing and DNA analysis. The company says it has 18 … [Read more...] about Column: Why spend billions for Ancestry’s DNA data if you don’t plan to use it?
Each time I played through the interactive narrative of “Good Lookin’ Home Cookin’” I was struck by how the game tensely toed the line between optimism for the future — infused with adoration of our loved ones — and just plain exhaustion at everything, a nagging emotion that can simmer below our daily interactions. It’s present in our dearest relationships. It’s there in casual … [Read more...] about A video game celebrates Ramadan through food and explores personal boundaries
How many data breaches will it take before our leaders accept the need for a national privacy law?More than half a billion Facebook users, including 32 million in the United States, found out over the weekend that their personal information was accessed by hackers.Names, birth dates, locations, phone numbers, email addresses and other information were posted on a website used … [Read more...] about Column: Facebook and Health Net hacks drive home the need for a national privacy law