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Daily Briefing, Nov. 22

Number of the day $8,000 That’s how much Tesla goes through every minute, according to Bloomberg. That’s $480,000 an hour during the past 12 [Read entire story]

Marvell wants Cavium; free airport water; reserving a Santa visit

Number of the day $6 billion That’s about how much Marvell Technology is bidding for San Jose’s Cavium in a cash-and-stock deal that would create [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Williams-Sonoma deal; Papa John’s Nazi woes; no Thiel at Y Combinator

If you missed it ... In a week when fans of Sean Hannity didn’t want to wake up and smell the Keurig-brewed coffee, this also happened: •Williams-Sonoma agreed to pay $112 million to [Read entire story]

Crackdown on robocallers; NerdWallet layoffs; Game of Life royalties battle

Making robocallers toe the line Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted robocalls from reaching customers, thanks to rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission. [Read entire story]

‘Minecraft’ gets tough, Peter Thiel gets rough, and Amazon discounts stuff

‘Minecraft’ gets tough Microsoft has 2 million licensed users across 115 countries playing the education version of “Minecraft.” But it turns out that students in kindergarten [Read entire story]

New ‘Lord of Rings’ series; Barbie wears hijab; Lord & Taylor at Walmart

Return to Middle Earth again Amazon plans a series based on “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The show, available through its Prime service, will explore story lines that [Read entire story]

Gates’ big donation; Keurig vs. Hannity; exec goes from Budweiser to weed

When you can’t beat ’em, inhale The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewer of Budweiser, is moving from barley and hops to cannabis [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Longer tweets; nice TJX; ‘Chef Curry’ app; fighting revenge porn

If you missed it ... In a week when Twitter expanded to 280 characters, and that was nowhere near enough to list all the men in Hollywood and the media accused of sexual misconduct, this also happened: [Read entire story]

Clue, Wiffle Ball in Toy Hall; a $29 brioche; kale meets Kindle

Hall of Fame gets a Clue The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The whodunit game and the other givers of joy [Read entire story]

Postmates does groceries; Uber eyes the skies; Bono’s role in Nude Estates

Postmates wants to bag more customers Postmates is expanding beyond food delivery from restaurants to bring customers groceries in 30 minutes or less. The San [Read entire story]

iOS glitch fix, Bjork’s cryptocurrency, Walmart to top Apple in payment app

Fix the glitch The latest iOS update carries a glitch that has some users struggling to type coherent sentences, Time reports. When users who have updated their [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Lego’s Airbnb listing; one dumb thief; Amazon in Walnut Creek

If you missed it ... In a week when the most popular pickup line had to be “I just left my job at Twitter,” this also happened: •Airbnb and the Lego House in Denmark are teaming up [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing, Nov. 4

Number of the day 4.1 percent That was the U.S. unemployment rate in October — the lowest since December 2000. The economy added [Read entire story]

Fire extinguisher recall; Starbucks holiday cups; Google’s AutoNation deal

Number of the day 40 million That’s how many fire extinguishers — some on the market for more than four decades — are being recalled because [Read entire story]

Harry Potter kitchen stuff; Papa John’s rolling in d’oh!

More Sunday package deliveries The U.S. Postal Service soon will expand its Sunday delivery program with retailers, allowing more people from many regions to get [Read entire story]

Short ads on NFL games; Apple vs. avians; expensive truffles

Quick takes People watching the Fox football broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day may be distracted from their turkey-eating bliss by a new type of commercial: six-second messages from brands that take over [Read entire story]

Cheeseburger emoji debate; Lennar’s big deal; toymaker troubles

The great cheeseburger emoji debate on Twitter If you want to see one debate that symbolizes the world of Twitter, consider the tongue-in-cheek one that erupted over [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing, Oct. 28

Hello, ‘Stranger’ Fans of the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things” can now get a Manhattan hotel package for their binge-watching needs. The Gregory Hotel is offering a new “ex-stream-ly cozy [Read entire story]

Amazon shares jump; a Whopper of a troll; Corn Pops, with d’oh!

Number of the day 8 percent That’s how much shares of Amazon.com temporarily jumped in after-hours trading Thursday as the online retailer posted [Read entire story]

Aflutter over butter; banking app for Millennials; food delivery investment

Aflutter over butter French pastries have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini-shortage of butter in French supermarkets. The price of [Read entire story]