Who is new Meta COO Javier Olivan?

Who is new Meta COO Javier Olivan?

Mark Zuckerberg once called Javier Olivan, Meta’s new chief operating officer, “one of the most influential people in Facebook’s history.” But unlike his predecessor Sheryl Sandberg, Olivan has intentionally kept a low profile in his more than 14 years as Facebook’s growth czar. Originally tasked with growing Facebook’s user base outside of the U.S. when … Read more

Spider-Man Remastered arrives for PC this summer

Spider-Man Remastered arrives for PC this summer

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, the upgraded version of Insomniac’s hit action game for PlayStation consoles, arrives for PC platforms on Aug. 12. The port comes courtesy of Nixxes Software, recently added to the “PlayStation family” in 2021. The announcement was made Thursday during Sony’s State of Play steaming presentation. Released in 2018, the original Spider-Man game … Read more

Oregon is shutting down its controversial child welfare AI in June

Andrew Tarantola

In 2018, Oregon’s Department of Human Services implemented its Safety at Screening Tool, an algorithm that generates a “risk score” for abuse hotline workers, recommending whether a social worker needs to further investigate the contents of a call. This AI was based on the lauded Allegheny Family Screening Tool, designed to predict the risk of … Read more

Quentin Tarantino is getting his own film podcast on Stitcher

Andrew Tarantola

Four decades after famed film director Quentin Tarantino and his “Pulp Fiction” co-writer Roger Avary started their employment at Video Archives in 1983, the pair are reuniting once again to host a podcast exploring those seminal moments and the movies that influenced their later careers in The Video Archives Podcast, premiering on Sirius Stitcher later … Read more

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023

Universal Studios Hollywood is aiming to open Super Nintendo World sometime in early 2023, the theme park today. The Nintendo-themed amusement park is currently being built inside the existing Universal Studios theme park in California, and will feature rides, games and an immersive environment modeled after the Super Mario video game franchise. According to Disney … Read more