Tahoe Talk - 11/17/20

From around the globe to out your backdoor, here are the topics to keep you relevant and up-to-date! 

Regional News:

- We officially have a new 2nd richest person in the world: Bernard Arnault, head honcho of French fashion house LVMH worth $137B… he trails only Mr. Burns (Jeff Bezos) — Elon Musk set to take the #3 spot by the end of the week after Tesla’s shares soar following acceptance into the S&P 500
- Whole Foods is collaborating with Progressive to offer Thanksgiving "insurance" with a $35 gift card to customers who "commit a turkey cooking fail." You must submit a picture as proof of your inedible turkey — because your family's ridicule isn't enough. Side Fact: Around 40M turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation (lol)
- Walmart, which already sells almost everything, is launching a new arm, Walmart Pet Care. It will offer insurance, dog walking and pet-sitting services
- Zoom competitor Hopin raises $125M to be the Live Nation of virtual events. It's biggest strength, impeccable timing: it officially launched in June 2019, just around six months before... you know what.  User explosion: In eight months, Hopin grew from 5K users and 1.8K event hosts to 3.5M users and 50K host orgs (including NATO, the UN, and Slack).
- Burrito legend Chipotle opens its first digital-only restaurant (Highland’s, NY) as online orders soar. The design is meant for urban areas, where real estate is more expensive and a full-size restaurant isn’t possible
- Apple’s new MacBook Pro (with its own M1 chip) is the “world’s fastest CPU core” and starts at $1,299
- The Golden State Warriors want to host 10k fans at each home game next NBA season (50% capacity).The team will spend $30m for rapid COVID testing and other measures before entering the stadium.
- Thurs. 11/19 = Nat’l Play Monopoly Day
- Fact Check: “If you used a sharpie on your ballot, your votes were not counted” - False!

Local News: 
- Update on local C19 restrictions
- Tahoe native Jamie Anderson a headliner of US Snowboard Team
- Experts offer advice when leaving the well trodden path and into the backcountry 
- Strong winter storm on the way
- South Tahoe man travels country with his dogs promoting adoption


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