⏱The most expensive pizza ever
A not so wonderful box office debut, and the Chinese government at it again
Good morning everyone, we hope you enjoyed the holiday season while we were on break. Time to catch up!
0:05- Nashville bombing motive and perpetrator still unknown
After a bombing near Nashville’s tourist zone on Friday, authorities have yet to make any arrests. Luckily nobody was killed during the explosion, however three people were injured, and more than 41 buildings were damaged. While nothing is concrete right now, the current working theory is that the nearby AT&T switching station was the target, and the main person of interest under investigation right now is a 63 year old local man, Anthony Quinn Warner. As of now, authorities have not given any timeline on a possible conviction.
0:29- Brazen Billionaire Burns $BABA’s Break
Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, may have made a mistake when he critiqued the Chinese government two months ago. After his statements, they shut down Ant Group’s record breaking IPO, and have now filed two antitrust suits against Ant Group and Alibaba. This move by the Chinese government has the potential to end the dominance of Ma’s Amazon-esque company, and is filed on the basis of vendor complaints about pressure from Alibaba to only sell on their site or face consequences.
0:40- Remember when a dude bought a pizza with bitcoins?
While the major markets were closed on Christmas and this past weekend, Bitcoin took the opportunity to showcase its stark contrast to traditional investments and took a quick trip to the moon. The cryptocurrency is currently worth ~$26,500 a coin, and has a market cap of $0.5 trillion dollars. We sure hope that pizza was worth it — those 10,000 coins would now be roughly $265M.
0:58- “Wonder Woman 1984” had a 1984 type box office debut
The Warner Bros movie made $16.7M this past weekend, and although it’s the best box office opening of the pandemic, it still pales in comparison to “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” which made more than $32M on Christmas day alone last year. David Gross, owner of movie consulting firm FranchiseRe, called the opening “weak”, although he noted that it was to be expected as more than 65% of theaters in the US are currently closed. Wonder Woman 1984 also debuted on HBO Max on the same day, although Warner Bros gave no data on streaming numbers.
1:23- Hilarious or hilariously out of touch?
On Christmas Jennifer Aniston posted a photo on her IG story featuring an ornament with the words, “Our first pandemic 2020” engraved on it. As with any online issue, people were split 50/50 between finding it cute/funny, and insensitive. What do you guys think?
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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