1) Here’s something to chew on: Founded in 1883, grocery chain Kroger has a retail data science operation called 84.51 — a nod to the longitude of its Cincinnati headquarters — that sells data about product sales to 1.4k+ companies. Kroger says its data spans 2B annual transactions across 60m households.
2) Manchester United is up for sale by the Glazer family, and bids are in, including one from the executive of a Qatar bank and another from a British billionaire. The publicly traded team has a market cap of $4.34B. Last year, Chelsea sold for a record $5.3B, and the Denver Broncos sold for $4.65B.
3) Interested in living near Mick Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger? The Terraces, situated on the private island of Mustique, recently listed for $200m, making it the Caribbean’s priciest house.
4) Some SpaceX Starlink internet users were invited to test a “Global Roaming” service for $200/mo. The service would enable a Starlink to “connect from almost anywhere on land in the world.”
5) TikTok launched a beta version of a creator fund called the “Creativity Program.” Eligibility requirements include creating high-quality, original videos that are longer than one minute — yet another indication that we should all band together and resurrect Vine.
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