Edge On The Clock: Billionaire Holds Raffle & Competition To Take 3 People To Space With Him

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Billionaire Jared Isaacman is buying an entire SpaceX flight and plans to take three people with him to circle the globe this year. Isaacman says he launched the mission with the hopes of raising $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with half coming from his own pocket. The other half is being raised through a raffle and competition. One of the three additional seats will go to a St. Jude’s employee. Another seat will go to a winner in the fundraising raffle. And the final seat will be determined through the competition for entrepreneurs.

Plus, Nike is out with a new product that’s a true sign of the times: a hands-free shoe. The Go FlyEase is the sports apparel giant’s first pair of lace-less sneakers that can easily be put on and removed without using your hands.

And, music streaming service Spotify has finally been granted a patent for an algorithm that can better predict what users want to hear, by listening-in on their conversations.

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