I’m telling you man. Sprint demo weeks are killer. You get a compressed week, you’re nervous as Hell and hope your team gets all their changes in, and then you have to present your stuff to the customer. It’s nerve wracking. So I was late with getting this week’s stories out, but there are some good ones. Myself, Mark, and the First News 570 crew poured one out this week as the end of mixes draws nigh. Listen in LIVE! You can listen LIVE every Thursday morning at 6:43 am EST.
IN STUNNING FALL FROM GRACE BITCOIN CONTINUES SLIDE
I know we’ve talked about this before, but Bitcoin’s fall is notable because it’s affecting the average Uber driver. No kidding. On New Years Eve, Sabrina and I shared an Uber with another couple and the driver was staking his future on Bitcoin’s high price and counting on it to bounce back. Since November, BTC has fallen from a high of $19,000 to a low of $5,947.40. This new fall is coming as banks are restricting customers from purchasing BTC using credit and debit cards, and as legislatures around the world begin restricting the currency. Speculators, and 50 Cent, are the only ones profiting and whoever is shorting BTC is still raking in dough.
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL COMMERCIAL ROCKET BLASTS TESLA ROADSTER TO MARS
AI doubter, rocket aficionado, and seller of flame throwers, Elon Musk, my generation’s Howard Hughes, tweeted that the Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful commercially available rocket booster successfully launched a Tesla Roadster and a mannequin named Starman into space on a trajectory destined for somewhere between Mars and Jupiter. The initial launch was supposed to slingshot the Tesla around the Sun and send it to Mars’ orbit. But the booster performed too well, and now the car is heading…somewhere. It’s nice to think that the shot would send Starman a farther distance, but I’d hope they correct their blast offs before sending actual humans to the Red Planet.
MILLENNIALS WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN CLUELESS AS THE END OF CDS MARKS THE END OF MUSIC MIXES
On the way to a show, my wife and I contemplated something as we were listening to music streaming through her car stereo from her phone. “Millennials don’t buy CDs, how does someone give a girl a mixtape.” Yes, we used CD and mixtape in the same sentence. Well, it’ll be harder to give a gal a physical music mix to share your feelings because Best Buy is removing CDs from its in-store inventory citing increased sales of digital music. What made mixed CDs and their forebears, the Mixtape special, was the fact that you actually had to put work into making them. You needed, or had to bum, the right equipment, you needed the physical catalog, and then you had to make your own cues to record the music. Sharing a Spotify playlist doesn’t have the same effect on a girl as giving her real media.