Digits: Email speed, airport software, Michael Jordan’s sneakers, and more
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Digits: Email speed, airport software, Michael Jordan’s sneakers, and more

Plus: The Amazon rainforest is on Facebook Marketplace, and apartments are going fast in NYC.

1) “Email urgency bias” is a new term born out of a recent study published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, which found people assume they need to respond 36% faster to an email than senders expect.

2) The Federal Aviation Administration completed a 4-year test of new software to reduce airplane taxi times at Charlotte airport, where the tool helped save 275k+ gallons of fuel and cut delays by 916 hours. It’ll roll out to 27 airports beginning in 2022.

3) Sotheby’s is auctioning off Michael Jordan’s rookie-year Nike kicks, and they’re estimated to go for $1m-$1.5m. Though, in our opinion, they’re less unique than the pair of MJ’s worn underwear, which once went for $3,341.

4) You can no longer buy parts of the Amazon rainforest on Facebook Marketplace. Plots the size of 1k soccer fields were reportedly up for sale, but Facebook this week announced a ban on selling protected land.

5) In Q3, 4,523 apartments were sold in New York City, more than any quarter over the last 32 years. One-bedroom NYC properties sold at an extremely affordable median price of $800k.

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