⏱A Michelin star robot?
Billion dollar bitcoin buy, and a Twitter subscription
Good morning everyone! Welcome to what will hopefully be a terrific Tuesday!
0:05- A billion in Bitcoin?
Earlier today, Elon Musk made some waves in the crypto world after Tesla announced that it had both invested $1.5Bn in Bitcoin and also would begin to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for all of its vehicles. This decision made Tesla’s stake the largest of its kind for public companies, and Bitcoin’s price hit an all-time high of $44,980 on the news, netting them ~$190M in paper gains within hours.
0:24- R.I.P. Rep. Ron Wright
Ron Wright, a 67 year-old Republican House of Representative member from Texas, became the first congressman to pass away from Covid related issues late Sunday night. His death came two weeks after he was first admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and only a month after being sworn in to begin his second term in office. Although he was the first sitting representative to pass away, Luke Letlow, a 41 year-old Republican HOR elect died days before he was set to be sworn in back in December.
0:48- DoorDash’d Dinner by C3PO?
Doordash is reportedly in the late stages of acquiring Chowbotics, a robot startup aimed at automating the food industry, in an effort to invest in restaurants as deliveries continue to top all-time highs. Currently Chowbotics offers kiosks that can automatically make custom salads, poke bowls, and more as they aim to reduce the manpower required to run a restaurant.
1:04- Would you pay to tweet?
According to inside sources at Twitter, the company is looking at pursuing a subscription model as a way to decrease their dependence on advertising revenue. As of right now, the plans for the subscription model would simply add features to the site, such as profile customization, an “undo send” button for tweets, and allow users to accept “tips” as payment for exclusive content for just paying followers. So don’t worry – you won’t need to pay to tweet your thoughts into the void.
1:28- One small change to save 98% of seabirds
Researchers found that after a law was passed that required boats with nets to hang colored streamers above them, more than 30k seabirds and albatrosses have been saved in the last year alone.
Have a great rest of your day, and we’ll see you tomorrow bright and early!
-The 90 Second News Team
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