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🌍 Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.

🌍 A series of photos explore Apple's newly unveiled 'Town Square' retail store in Chicago, US. The river-side store, which is called the 'Apple Michigan Avenue', is the technology giant's 497th retail store and is surrounded by 32-foot-tall glass facades.

🌍 Australia's Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, the Co-founders of enterprise software firm Atlassian, added about $700 million each to their wealth in 24 hours. Their firm posted a revenue growth of 42% in the first quarter following which its shares surged 25% , boosting the co-founders' wealth.

🌍 Android Co-founder Andy Rubin's phone-making startup Essential has cut the price of its smartphone from $699 to $499. In addition to it, Essential announced, the people who bought the phone prior to its price drop can avail a $200 'friends & family' code.

🌍 UK-based food waste measuring startup Winnow has raised $7.4 million (Rs.48 crore) in a funding round co-led by Circularity Capital. The round also saw participation from existing backers like Mustard Seed, and Sweden-based D-Ax.

🌍 A festival celebrating toasted sandwiches will be held in Irish town Wicklow in November. Organisers said guests at The Harbour Bar will be served ham and cheese toasties as part of the Toastie Festival, alongside "some more adventurous fillings." The Harbour Bar was once named the World's best bar, and its famous customers have included Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.

🌍 Apple, the world's most valuable company, makes the most money per employee by making Rs.12.3 crore from each of its 1,16,000 employees, according to a report by Visual Capitalist. It is followed by social media giant Facebook that makes Rs.10.4 crore in revenue from each of its employees. Google's parent company Alphabet makes Rs.8.5 crore per employee.

🌍 In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase & Co launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices.

🌍 Researchers have found that several flower species have evolved the ability to project an invisible "blue halo" in the ultraviolet spectrum to lure pollinating bees. Previous studies have shown bees are attracted to pigments, odours, and petal shapes.

🌍 A doner kebab weighing 423.5 kilogram was served in a Berlin shopping center , in an attempt to create a World Record. The kebab broke due to its weight and needed to be cut in two. The current record is held by Maroosh Lebanese Cafe in Australia, which made a doner kebab weighing 413 kilogram.


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