Call me maybe: The Federal Communications Fee levied its largest advantageous of all time—$225 million—in opposition to telemarketers who made 1 billion robocalls in 2019, attempting to promote short-term medical insurance, CNBC says. Seems they’re fortunate. New laws handed that 12 months raises the advantageous to $10,000 per name.
Offsides: Justin Lengthy is a Mac no extra. He’s simply Justin, and he’s pitting Macs and PCs in head-to-head competitors in new Intel spots from VMLY&R. Apple introduced its transfer away from Intel processors final 12 months, and the chip maker has Lengthy take digs at MacBook styling (grey) and equipment (a dongle?).
A little off the top: Pizza Hut bought pixelated pepperoni for what turned out to be a steal. The model’s Non-Fungible Token of a digital pizza slice initially bought for 18 cents, however the brand new proprietor then flipped it for $8,824.07. To not fear. As a result of blockchain-based nature of NFTs, Pizza Hut rakes in 1% of that buy worth, in addition to all future purchases. What number of instances are you able to eat the identical slice of pizza?
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