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Tamara Kiteley: Liquid Avatar’s 17-Year-Old Comic Book Art Sensation

New York Weekly Times | Nov 15, 2021

Tamara Kiteley - Tamara Kiteley: Liquid Avatar’s 17-Year-Old Comic Book Art SensationInterview with Comic book art prodigy Tamar Kiteley

Tamara Kiteley is quickly making her mark in the industry working with Liquid Avatar Technologies and debuting her work at Los Angeles Comic Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center December 3–5. Already working on comic book covers, the 17-year-old Canadian artist hopes to eventually have a career in animation.

Tamara has already dazzled Liquid Avatar with her creations, and she is working on their collaborative project, “The Outer Space Men,” where she is designing a collection of digital icons for their biometrically verified Self Sovereign Identity platform. She will be debuting her cover for “Colossus Rex” at The Outer Space Men Kickstarter on November 15.

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Tamara does what makes her soul shine. Her artwork is filled with inspiring symphonic textures and colors. Mesmerized by her own passion she is like an alchemist transforming art into a narrative of truth.

You are an amazing artist. How old were you when you realized that you could draw?

When I was old enough to hold a pencil. I’ve been drawing since I could. I think I was in grade school when I really realized that I could draw, so I was probably around 9 years old. I really started getting into art and creating, sketching, painting, using markers, etc. From there I just developed this passion for art, and I have loved it ever since.

How did you get into comic book art?

My dad was a huge fan of comic books. He had a lot of old comic books in the basement. He showed them to me when I was little and of course I love Marvel Comics, I love the Marvel Universe, and so I’ve always been fascinated by the style and the detail and color. So, I tried to replicate that through my sketches. That got me noticed. People started to look at and enjoy my art and they wanted me to create for them. That’s how I got where I am today.

How are you associated with Liquid Avatar, and what exactly do you do with them?

One of my mother’s very close friends, Lynn, saw my art and the things that I created, and she thought I might have the potential to create some projects for Liquid Avatar. She connected me to a lovely man, Mariano Nicieza, who worked for Marvel Comics and now runs Apex Comics Group.

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From there I ended up connecting with Liquid Avatar and re-creating The Outer Space Men figures originally created by Mel Birnkrant in the 1960s. That was my first project for Liquid Avatar. From there they gave me a comic book cover to work on as well.

Where do you hope to be in five years with your already fabulous art career?

Currently, I’m looking at colleges and universities. I have four big ones in mind. My number one would be the animation program at Sheridan in Ontario, Canada. I’m hoping to create cartoon animation, sticking with the cartoon comic book style. My dream is to work for the Cartoon Network. I want to produce cartoons for them, kids’ cartoons, adult cartoons, etc. I just want to get into animation. That’s my number one dream and goal.

Do you have Comic Cons in Ontario?

Yes, we do, however, I’ve never been to a convention before. The first convention that I’m going to, L.A. Comic Con, my art is going to be featured. That’s pretty crazy for me.

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Congratulations on that! Do people know your art?

I’ve only done work for Liquid Avatar and Apex Comics Group but soon my work is going to be featured at the Indiegogo Crowdfunder for Phazer Universe. That’s going to be for my cover which is a Blackray variant and on November 15 at the Outer Space Men Kickstarter with Liquid Avatar, which is for my Colossus Rex cover. I’m hoping that that will get me some exposure along with L.A. Comic Con. That should get some different people noticing me.

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Podcast: Whistleblower testifies about Facebook’s amplification algorithm and misleading the public

USA Today | Claire Thornton | Oct 11, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg - Podcast:  Whistleblower testifies about Facebook's amplification algorithm and misleading the publicOn today's episode of 5 Things: Armed with tens of thousands of documents, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress this week, warning lawmakers that the company has repeatedly misled the public about how its platforms drive division and harm users, especially children.

Earlier in the week, Facebook saw one of its worst outages ever. Facebook's platforms were down for six hours and over three billion people were affected worldwide.

Facebook went down for a bit on Thursday, October 8, 2021 as well.

We've known for a long time that Facebook and Instagram have harmful effects and we've known we're probably a bit too dependent on the platforms.

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So why does this moment feel different?

Breaking news reporter Gabriela Miranda, tech reporter Mike Snider and politics reporter Matthew Brown sit down with host Claire Thornton to dissect Frances Haugen's Congressional testimony, explain what we know about Facebook's 'amplification' algorithm and discuss how everyday people had their lives upended by Facebook's massive outage last Monday.

Extract from the podcast discussion including Facebook's Amplification algorithm

Matt Brown:

This algorithm is causing extremism in communities, this algorithm is causing people to be angrier, but it's also causing them to be more engaged. And when researchers at Facebook brought this information to the top executives, they consistently said, these are the effects and if we want to make them better, we have solutions that would potentially make a lot of the issues that are going rampant on this platform better, but they would probably decrease engagement on some level.

Claire Thornton:

And they didn't do anything about it.

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Matt Brown:

And consistently Facebook's executives said, we are going to choose keeping people engaged, increasing the scale of our platforms, instead of saying, we're going to scale this down and maybe not grow as quickly and not increase profits as quickly. So the fact that we know from inside the company now, how definitively this went is what really makes this situation so much more of a game changer. Haugen actually compared Facebook's behavior on this issue to the tobacco companies before regulation came for them and to the automakers actually even before we were required to have seatbelts in our cars. So she's really taking this as a historic moment that needs regulation. She kept urging that this is something that Facebook is not going to correct on its own, that its executives have consistently shown that they are not interested in correcting this on their own, even though they know what they need to do. And that's why she's now turning to Congress and saying that someone from outside the company needs to act.

 

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Tiger vs. SoftBank: Inside the investing playbooks that upended Silicon Valley

Protocol | Biz Carson | Jul 12, 2021

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The two firms invested the most money into startups so far in 2021. But how they do it is completely different.

Nylas CEO Gleb Polyakov had been following the Silicon Valley playbook for raising money: meet with firms; deal with associates, then partners; and try to clinch funding for his developer-tools startup.

Then Tiger Global handed over a term sheet.

When Polyakov alerted other firms interested in investing in his hot API maker to Tiger's offer, one of the more traditional firms he had been talking to abandoned the deal.

There's an "old boys' club" and a "process" Silicon Valley VC firms like to follow, said Polyakov. "And if you don't follow the process they get very upset and very insulted, which seems a little silly."

The last firm to turn the tables on Sand Hill Road before Tiger was SoftBank. The Japanese conglomerate had raised a $100 billion fund to invest in tech startups, and its "capital cannon," as Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called it, became a thing entrepreneurs wanted behind them in support, not facing them as a threat. The investment strategy set off an arms race of firms raising larger and larger growth funds to compete in deals.

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Now in 2021, there's been an explosion in venture capital investment as all that cash has sought places to land. The first half of 2021 shattered records with $288 billion invested in startups globally.

Leading the pack is Tiger Global Management, which has emerged as this year's funding jockey, setting a blistering pace with venture firms racing to keep up. Tiger Global has invested in over 120 startups already this year, according to an analysis by PitchBook for Protocol, and shows no signs of slowing down with a $6.7 billion fund announced in April and a rumored $10 billion fund on its heels.

"Their strategy right now seems to be hinging a lot on 'Money is still cheap.' The public markets are still accepting these unicorns and VC-backed companies and sustaining those high valuations that they're seeing in the private markets," said PitchBook analyst Kyle Stanford. "Sometime last year [Tiger Global] saw the opportunity to just put as much money to work in the market right now as they can, and that's what they did."

SoftBank, meanwhile, has returned to the market after the WeWork deal's fallout cooled outside investors' interest in its Vision Fund 2. The firm rebounded after mega-hits like Coupang and DoorDash, and is now as much of a player as when it first shook up the venture capital world. SoftBank recently upped the size of Vision Fund 2 to $30 billion of its own money and has made 90 investments from the fund.

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Tiger Global and SoftBank are now the two largest investors when it comes to dollars invested in startups for 2021. But the approach to how the two deploy capital is incredibly different.

Kings and nerds

SoftBank is a kingmaker, led by internet emperor Masayoshi "Masa" Son. All of the investments involve a pitch to the chief of SoftBank, who is said to back founders who inspire him and reward CEOs who have the biggest, most audacious plans.

Tiger Global doesn't have the same kind of frontman. Don't try Googling it: Its website presents all of three pages to the public internet, hiding the rest for investors. It prefers to stay out of the press. Instead, it's known for studying its prey and then pouncing on a deal. Its relentless speed is a result of having done much of the diligence on an investment before it even approaches a company. Once it's invested, it remains largely hands-off — a big contrast to SoftBank, which will take board seats and hasn't been afraid to switch up management when needed.

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What they have in common — and what makes them both symbols of this golden age of venture investing — is being open-checkbook investors who aren't afraid of pouring hundreds of millions into a startup with a desire to hold that position into the public markets. As such, they've both shaken up the venture capital market in 2021 and are the new forces driving deal speed and price in late-stage investing.

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U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition

The New York Times | Cecilia Kang, | Dec 9, 2020

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states accused Facebook on Wednesday of becoming a social media monopoly by buying up its rivals to illegally squash competition, and said the deals that turned the social network into a behemoth should be unwound.

Federal and state regulators, who have been investigating the company for over 18 months, said in separate lawsuits that Facebook’s purchases, especially Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 and WhatsApp for $19 billion two years later, eliminated competition that could have one day challenged the company’s dominance.

Since those deals, Instagram and WhatsApp have skyrocketed in popularity, giving Facebook control over three of the world’s most popular social media and messaging apps. The applications have helped catapult Facebook from a company started in a college dorm room 16 years ago to an internet powerhouse valued at more than $800 billion.

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The prosecutors called for Facebook to break off Instagram and WhatsApp and for new restrictions on future deals, in what amounted to some of the most severe penalties regulators can demand.

“For nearly a decade, Facebook has used its dominance and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,” said Attorney General Letitia James of New York, who led the multistate investigation into the company’s in parallel with the federal agency.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, underscore the growing bipartisan and international tsunami against Big Tech. Lawmakers and regulators have zeroed in on the grip that Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple maintain on commerce, electronics, social networking, search and online advertising, remaking the nation’s economy. President Trump has argued repeatedly that the tech giants have too much power and influence, and allies of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. make similar complaints.

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The investigations already led to a lawsuit against Google, brought by the Justice Department two months ago, that accuses the search giant of illegally protecting a monopoly. Prosecutors in that case, though, stopped short of demanding that Google break off any parts of its business. At least one more suit against Google, by both Republican and Democratic officials, is expected by the end of the year. In Europe, regulators are proposing tougher laws against the industry and have issued billions of dollars in penalties for the violation of competition laws.

The lawsuits against Facebook are expected to set off a long legal battle. The company has long denied any illegal anticompetitive behavior and is expected to use its deep well of money to defend itself. Few major antitrust cases have centered on mergers approved years earlier. The F.T.C. signed off on Facebook’s deals for Instagram and WhatsApp during the Obama administration.

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Book Launch (Nov 17, 2020): The Technological Revolution in Financial Services: How Banks, Fintechs, and Customers Win Together

Michael King | Nov 16, 2020

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The financial services industry is being transformed by heightened regulation, technological disruption, and changing demographics. These structural forces have lowered barriers to entry, increasing competition from within and outside the industry, in the form of entrepreneurial fintech start-ups to large, non-financial technology-based companies.

The Technological Revolution in Financial Services is an invaluable resource for those eager to understand the evolving financial industry. This edited volume outlines the strategic implications for financial services firms in North America, Europe, and other advanced economies. The most successful banks, insurance companies, and asset managers will partner with financial technology companies to provide a better and more innovative experience services to retail customers and small businesses. Ultimately this technological revolution will benefit customers and lead to a more open and inclusive financial system.

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FFCON speaker author books - Check out the latest books by a few of our featured FFCON speakers!We have great thought leaders and authors that will be speaking at FFCON20 (also some prizes!) Check these out and stay at the forefront of digital change in financial services:

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Banking in today’s day and age has evolved rapidly, especially in the recent decade. With the rise in digital and open banking, new opportunities are sprouting up and disrupting the traditional ways of banking. Prominent banks such as JPMorgan Chase (USA) and ING (Europe) are fully aware of this and have adopted radical new approaches to best adapt and survive the changing environment. Voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand, Chris Skinner provides detailed interviews with 5 banks in Doing Digital and shares his commentary on the secrets to thrive in the new era of finance and technology. Get DOING DIGITAL book now

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The financial services industry has been evolving at unprecedented speeds with increasing competition from both within and outside the industry, notably from entrepreneurial FinTech start-ups and non-financial technology-based companies. Some of these entrants are looking to replace the incumbents with the technological disruption while others look to partner with them. In The Technological Revolution in Financial Services, Michael King and Richard Nesbitt ultimately believe that the increased competition from the technological revolution will benefit customers and lead to a more open and inclusive financial system. Get Technological Revolution in Financial Services book now

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According to data, the US economy loses $3 trillion dollars in productivity due to excess bureaucracy, and $4.6 trillion of merchandise is left in abandoned e-commerce shopping carts. Why is the cause of these appalling statistics? Roger Dooley believes it is attributed to the growing presence of ‘friction’, which he defines as the unnecessary expenditure of time, effort, or money in performing a task. In FRICTION - The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage, Dooley combines scientific research with real life examples to illustrate how to spot out areas of friction in an organization and explains the strategies to help eliminate them, creating a more swift and efficient experience for both the business and the customer. Get FRICTION book now

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Blockchain is a growing field that is transforming the financial and technological industries in profound ways. In Financial Services Revolution: How Blockchain is Transforming Money, Markets, and Banking, Co-founder of The Blockchain Research Institute Alex Tapscott shares insights from some of the world’s top thinkers in blockchain in how to survey the coming digital storm. Discussions in the book revolve around global payment networks, tokenization, and innovative financing methods. Get FINANCIAL SERVICES REVOLUTION book now

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With SpaceX’s first astronaut launch, a new era of human spaceflight has dawned

Space | Mike Wall | May 30, 2020

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We've gotten our hopes up before.

The success of NASA's Apollo moon missions half a century ago, for example, made Mars seem very much within reach for human explorers. Indeed, the space agency drew up plans to put boots on the Red Planet by the early 1980s, but shifting political and societal winds killed that idea in the cradle.

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush announced the Space Exploration Initiative, which aimed to send astronauts back to the moon by the end of the 1990s and get people to Mars in the 2010s. His son, President George W. Bush, also aimed for a crewed lunar return, with a program called Constellation, whose contours were outlined in 2004. Each program was soon axed by the next administration to come into power.

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So it's natural for space fans to greet the grand pronouncements occasioned by SpaceX's first crewed launch on Saturday (May 30) with a bit of skepticism. Yes, the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the first orbital human spaceflight to depart from American soil since NASA retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011, is a big deal. But does it really show that "the commercial space industry is the future," as President Donald Trump said shortly after liftoff?

Actually, it very well might.

Demo-2 is far from a one-off, after all. It's a test flight designed to fully validate SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket for crewed missions to the ISS. The company holds a $2.6 billion NASA contract to conduct six such operational flights, the first of which is targeted for late August, provided Demo-2 goes well.

SpaceX is a highly ambitious company that has already accomplished a great deal in the final frontier; it's been flying robotic cargo flights to the ISS for NASA since 2012, for example. So, there's little reason to doubt SpaceX's ability to fulfill that contract, and to execute a variety of other missions in Earth orbit as well.

Elon Musk's company has in fact already inked Crew Dragon deals with other customers. For example, Houston-based company Axiom Space, which aims to build a commercial space station in Earth orbit, has booked a Crew Dragon flight to the ISS, with liftoff targeted in late 2021. And the space tourism outfit Space Adventures plans to use the capsule at around the same time, to carry passengers on a mission to high Earth orbit, far above the ISS.

Then there's Boeing. Like SpaceX, Boeing signed a contract with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to fly six crewed missions to and from the ISS. Boeing will fulfill the deal with a capsule called CST-100 Starliner, which has made one uncrewed trip to orbit to date.

That flight, which launched this past December, didn't go as planned; Starliner was supposed to meet up with the ISS but suffered a glitch with its onboard timing system and got trapped in the wrong orbit. But Boeing plans to refly the uncrewed ISS mission later this year and put astronauts on Starliner shortly thereafter, provided everything goes well.

Activity is heating up in the suborbital realm as well.

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For example, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has already flown two piloted missions to suborbital space with its newest SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. The company is in the final phases of its test campaign and looks poised to begin carrying space tourists aboard the six-passenger Unity soon.

And Blue Origin, the spaceflight company run by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has reached space numerous times with its suborbital vehicle, known as New Shepard. Those test flights have been uncrewed to date, but it probably won't be long before New Shepard begins carrying customers as well.

The names on this list chip away at the skepticism even more. We aren't talking about cash-strapped startups here; Bezos is the world's richest man, and Musk and Branson are both billionaires. And Boeing is an aerospace giant with a long history of achievement in the human spaceflight realm. The company is the prime contractor for the ISS, for example, and it built the first stage of NASA's huge Saturn V rocket, which launched the Apollo moon missions.

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