⏱Bank of... Walmart?
Bama crushes OSU, and CES is interesting so far
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0:05- Want to get wealthy? Use... Walmart?
Yes you read that correctly. Walmart announced today that they would be creating a fintech startup in combination with the same investment backers that created Robinhood. This new service will provide “Unique and affordable financial products for Walmart employees and customers.” CEO John Furner said in a statement, “For years, millions of customers have put their trust in Walmart to not only save them money when they shop with us but help them manage their financial needs.”
0:26- Someone should teach Ohio State about defense
Last night Alabama soundly defeated OSU in the College Football Championship game by a score of 52 to 24. Wide receiver Devonta Smith was declared the offensive MVP as he caught three TDs and broke various records throughout the game, including the SEC single season receiving yards, Alabama career receptions, most receptions & yards in a championship half etc...(you get the point). The win gave Alabama its 18th national championship victory in program history.
0:44- Imminent Impeachment?
Yesterday Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced an article of impeachment on the claims that President Trump is responsible for “incitement of insurrection.” The vote is currently scheduled for Wednesday, and while the Democrats are expected to gather enough votes in the House, it does not appear as though they will have the two-thirds supermajority in the Senate required to convict.
1:01- The fight against Covid is looking up
Although there have been struggles with the vaccine rollout thus far, the press release from Pfizer yesterday was still cause for celebration. In their announcement, they revealed that they are now able to produce more than 2 billion vaccine doses, up from the previous 1.3Bn number that they had been suggesting. That’s more than 26% of the world population.
1:17- The best kind of tech is the unnecessary kind
The first day of CES was yesterday, and although there was nothing exceedingly groundbreaking, there was still some pretty cool stuff. Products such as a rollable computer chess board, a face mask with earbuds built in, and 8k TVs were among the headliners.
1:28- Something cool to look at
The Yosemite Firefall is an event that only takes place for a brief period of time. Essentially it looks like.. well, a waterfall with fire instead of water.
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