⏱The NFL makes a bet
Amazon Prime stats, and a vote on energy
Good morning everyone, and congrats on making it to the best day of the week!
0:05- We bet this’ll work
In a surprise move, the NFL announced yesterday that it had formed a tri-partnership agreement with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings, and FanDuel. This collection of deals is worth just under $1Bn, and will be valid for the next five years, making the three companies the first “Official Sports Betting Partners of the NFL.” With this title, companies will be able to integrate NFL Media properties directly into their apps such as post-game highlights or logos. While the NFL was the last major league to sign sportsbooks, Renie Anderson, the NFL’s chief revenue officer indicated that they had simply been waiting to learn more about the space.
0:33- Vaccines found to be 99.992% effective
Yesterday the CDC released data that found Covid vaccinations protected more than 99.992% of the study participants from contracting the disease once they had received both shots. Dr. Anthony Fauci indicated that these numbers were in line with expectations, stating that although the cases will be rare, “You will always see some breakthrough infections no matter the efficacy of your vaccine.” Following that, Dr. Hirschwerk chimed in saying, “The experience so far is that the vaccine remains highly effective and those who did have breakthrough infections have had very mild and manageable illnesses.”
0:58- A mind boggling amount of people have Amazon Prime
In Jeff Bezos’ last letter to shareholders as CEO, he announced that Amazon Prime has gained more than 50M additional users since the beginning of 2020, bringing up the subscription service’s user base to more than 200M. He also stated in the letter that Amazon needs “..a better vision for how we create value for employees — a vision for their success.” in regards to the recent unionization effort in Alabama.
1:17- Your vote counts (if you’re a shareholder of $RDS)
Royal Dutch Shell announced a first-of-its-kind shareholder vote yesterday, indicating that it would be asking shareholders to vote on whether or not it will pivot away from oil over the next few years. Although the vote will be non-binding, it still marks the first time an oil company has set up a regular review of its progress towards renewable energy.
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-The 90 Second News Team
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