Twitter Spaces, and Amazon football
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Yesterday Twitter announced that it was rolling out its new audio feature, Twitter Spaces, to anyone with more than 600 followers on both iOS and Android. This copycat of Clubhouse, will also include new features such as “Ticketed Spaces” which will allow creators to charge for entry into the audio rooms, scheduling features, reminders, co-hosting, and a suite of accessibility improvements.
After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda gates announced that they were ending their marriage in a joint statement released on both of their Twitter accounts, saying, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.” Despite that, they both said that they would continue working together on their charity efforts due to a shared “belief in that mission.”
If you’ve been trying to build a house in the last month or two, you’ve probably noticed the almost 400% increase in lumber prices that has led to an average increase of almost $35k in the price of a new home. Thanks to an exchange rule, there are now no longer any daily trading thresholds until May 15th, which means that the prices can skyrocket as high as they want each day. Yesterday for example, the May futures for lumber shot up $75.60—the most ever in a single day.
In March, Amazon announced that they had secured the exclusive streaming rights to Thursday night football for 2023-2033, and then yesterday they announced that the deal would now begin a year earlier in 2022 as the NFL terminated their current deal with Fox. It’s not coming cheaply though—for each year of the deal, Amazon will be paying $1.2Bn for a total of $13.2Bn over the 11 year stretch.
1:25- A boat powered by trash
After becoming frustrated seeing trash in the sea, Yves Bourgnon decided to create a 56m (184ft) sailboat that could collect and be powered by the trash that it collects. On the off chance the boat doesn’t find any trash, it also has solar panels that allow it to be 70% self-sufficient.
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