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Top 30 U.S. Companies by Revenue (Infographics)

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Last Updated: 23rd July, 2019

Top US Companies by Revenue

What is the richest company in the world? If you think tech companies dominate the list you thought wrong. Good ol’ Walmart tops the list with a value more than twice of Apple’s, the richest company to come out of Silicon Valley. Here’s an updated 2019 list of the richest companies in the world for 2019.

  1. Walmart– $514.4 billion revenue in 2019
  2. State Grid Corporation of China– $363.1 billion revenue in 2019
  3. Sinopec Group– $314.4 billion revenue in 2019
  4. China National Petroleum Corporation– $314.0 billion revenue in 2019
  5. Toyota Motor– $272.0 billion revenue in 2019

There are several parameters by which the richest companies in the world are ranked. These include market cap, revenue, profits, and brand value. For instance, Statista.com lists the top 10 largest companies in the world by market value. The list includes leading companies that have made it big in the stock market in recent times such as Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet. The topper is Apple whose market cap is a whopping $913.17 billion in March 2018.

The Top 30  U.S. companies are listed below based on their total revenue in the financial year ending on or before Jan 31, 2018

Assumptions: Some of these companies are involved in multiple economic sectors; the Infograph shows only their primary ones.

Top 30  U.S. companies by Revenue

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You may be wondering, “How is Google not here?!” The answer is Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., and Alphabet is shown here.

Home Depot receives more money that Microsoft in sales, however their margins are much lower so their expenses are higher and earnings are much lower than Microsoft.

Interesting to note that San Francisco has 5 and Seattle has 3. L.A. has 0.

6 of the top 30, and 4 of the top 15 are Healthcare Companies.

The “Change” percentage refers to how much the company’s revenue has grown or shrunk since it’s previous fiscal year.

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Coffee Facts – 2019

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Last Updated: 28th July, 2019

Do you know that Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth after Oil? 

According to the “Global Exchange”, there are approximately 25 million farmers in over 50 countries involved in producing coffee.

1. Coffee Consumption

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2. Types of Beans

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3. How it’s made

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4. Weirdest Coffee Flavor

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5. Most Expensive Coffee

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6. Best Coffee Cup

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7. How to make Latte Art at Home

8. Impressive COFFEE Facts & Effects Of CAFFEINE

  • The effects of caffeine start showing 15-20 minutes after the first sip.
  • Caffeine affects our brain in a similar way to cocaine.
  • Coffee beans come from the coffee plant’s red berries.
  • A cup of coffee contains approx. 100 mg of caffeine.
  • The effects of painkillers are increased by up to 40% when combined with caffeine.
  • Your daily caffeine dose shouldn’t exceed 400 mg.
  • 12 to 17 year-old constitute the most rapidly growing group of coffee consumers.
  • Smokers metabolize caffeine up to 50% faster than non-smokers.
  • Finnish people drink the most coffee worldwide.
  • Caffeine is processed faster in women than in men.

Journey of Coffee from Tree to your Cup

Coffee travels a long way before reaching your coffee mug.
 
Here are some more interesting coffee facts:
 
  • It takes three-to-four years for a coffee seed to grow into a tree that produces coffee beans.
 
  • Seeds are first planted in nurseries. Six months to one-year later, seedlings are transplanted to open fields. Workers must prepare the planting ground for the small seedlings by loosening and grading the soil.
 
  • Approximately two-and-a-half years after transplantation, the trees begin to flower and the flowers produce a small fruit known as a coffee cherry. In the center of each cherry are two green coffee beans.
 
  • Coffee plants grow best where there is plenty of rainfall at certain times of the year and thrive in a well-drained, rich, volcanic soil. The plant does not like sudden changes in temperature, and frost can severely damage or kill it.
 
  • During harvest, coffee cherries are hand picked. It takes approximately 2,000 cherries — 4,000 beans — to produce one pound of roasted coffee. After being husked, sorted and bagged, the green coffee beans are shipped from the countries where they were grown to the countries where they will be manufactured and consumed.
 
  • Manufacturing involves the roasting and grinding of the coffee beans, or the production of instant coffee. Once manufacturing and packaging are completed, the coffee is ready for the consumer.
 
  • The leading coffee producing countries of the world are Brazil and Colombia.
 
  • The United States imports and consumes more coffee than any other country.
 

Is Drinking Coffee Good or Bad for your health?

Drinking large amounts of coffee can cause a spike in blood pressure and heart rate. Studies have suggested that coffee increases heart rate, thanks to caffeine’s impact on hormones and neurotransmitters. But drinking coffee in moderation—one to three cups per day–shouldn’t have a noticeable impact on a healthy adult.
 

5 Interesting Facts About Coffee

1. COFFEE DATES BACK TO 800 AD

Legend has it that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local monk then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.

2. COFFEE WAS ORIGINALLY CHEWED.

Sipping may be your preferred method of java consumption, but coffee has not always been a liquid treat. According to a number of historians, the first African tribes to consume coffee did so by grinding the berries together, adding in some animal fat, and rolling these caffeinated treats into tiny edible energy balls.

3. INSTANT COFFEE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR NEARLY 250 YEARS.

Instant coffee has been around for a while, making its first appearance in England in 1771. But it would take another 139 years for the first mass-produced instant coffee to be introduced (and patented) in the U.S. in 1910.

4. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS MORE THAN $1000 ON COFFEE EACH YEAR.

You’d think that spending an average of $1092 on coffee each year would be enough to make America the world’s most caffeinated nation. You would be wrong.

5. FINLAND IS THE WORLD’S COFFEE CAPITAL.

Though Finland does not produce any beans of its own, its citizens drink a lot of the brown stuff—the most of any country in the world.

Old facts, new facts

So many interesting facts about coffee, but yet which facts concern the present time?

A love of all things connected with coffee has brought both large and small companies into the world of coffee production and trading.

Technology and improvements in coffee trading industry are two of the major factors which  help a lot of those companies to  compete in the volatile environment of coffee trading.

Coffee culture is constantly changing as coffee drinkers seek new ways to enjoy their favorite beverage  Production, trading and distribution methods have evolved to meet these new needs but there are a lot more improvements yet to be made. So further coffee research and development will need to be an on-going activity..

As a coffee trader you need to make the right choices in setting up your business for continuing growth and profit. Organizing all your procedures from the beginning is definitely going to assist you in the future. Even if you didn’t have the sufficient budget when you started and now want to adopt your existing business  to use specific software in order to handle all your coffee trading activities, you still can. It is never late.

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Do you know that Artificial Intelligence in 2019 can predict your death?

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Last Updated: 28th July, 2019

Yes, it’s true. Artificial Intelligence can be used as a death factoring calculator. Case studies have proved that AI can predict metastatic cancer and deaths caused by heart attack. Let’s deep dive how? Google is creating an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that can be used to predict a patient’s death—Simply astonishing.

Google’s Medical Brain team is using a new type of Artificial Intelligence algorithm that can make predictions about the likelihood of death among hospital patients. The company claims that the AI can predict when a patient might die more accurately than other traditional models used by doctors.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are clearly taking the world by storm. AI technology is revolutionizing the world and is prevalent in almost every facet of our lives:

  • The way we purchase items.
  • The way we communicate.
  • The way we move across the world.

These days, AI is pushing its boundaries further and entering into the deadly territories: Death Prediction.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is a branch of Computer Science which aims to make machines simulate Human Intelligence Tasks/Processes. These systems usually make predictions using a technique referred to as Machine Learning.

How does Google AI make Predictions?

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Death

The system works by chewing up data about various details of a patient such as age, gender, ethnicity, previous diagnosis, present signs, and laboratory results.

What’s more, the system can also take data buried on charts and PDFs and use it for making predictions.

After testing the algorithm, Google found out that it could make death predictions with an astonishing accuracy level of 95%, which is 10% more accurate than the traditional models.

In one of the case studies, the Google AI software crunched about 176,000 data points of the records of a woman with metastatic cancer and pronounced that she had a 19.9% chance of dying in the hospital. The doctors at the hospital had given her a 9.3% chance of dying.

Amazingly, as predicted by the AI software, the woman died after two weeks—beating the doctors at their own game.

Although the Google’s AI may not be perfect at predicting deaths, it would continue to perform better as it is ‘taught’ with more data.

Therefore, if this breakthrough healthcare technology is improved, it can reduce human error in medicine and lead to more lives being saved.

What are your thoughts on Google’s death-predicting AI? Let us know in the comments.

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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

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National-award winning actress, the feisty Kangana Ranaut will be seen playing the courageous Rani Laxmibai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi next year.

The story is based on the famous Jhansi ki Rani.

Directed by Telugu film-maker Krish, the movie is hands down one of the highly-anticipated films of 2019.

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Speculations were rife that the magnum opus has been postponed due to the fact that it involves heavy VFX.

Rani Laxmibai was a freedom fighter and thus, it only seemed apt for the makers that the project is screened in the month of our Independence. Rani Lakshmibai’s battle against the Britishers was the first fight for freedom, so looking at the emotion, the call was taken to release it in August 2018, however the film’s release has now been postponed.

As per latest information from the sets of Manikarnika, Krish’s focus has shifted to the NTR biopic, co-starring Nandamuri Balakrishnan and Vidya Balan, thus Kangana Ranaut decided to complete the film in time to release next year on Republic Day.

Krish assigned his dates to the NTR biopic, which is also slated to release in the first half of 2019.

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What’s coming in iOS 12

Wondering what’s new in iOS 12?

Get a sneak peak here:

Performance Improvements:

iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks really fast and the users will get a feel of better response time with a major performance improvements across the Operating System.

Grouped Notification:

Multiple notifications from the same APP or thread will be grouped, and this will reduce distractions so that users can focus on the most important notifications.

Screen Time:

There will be NEW tools to have a better understanding of how the user and their family members use the devices.

New Animoji characters, ‘Memoji’ avatar design feature:

iOS 12 may include new features and new character options. Apple will also introduce a new Bitmoji-like Memoji feature for designing your own avatars.

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Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 posters.

What could be a better day than Teacher’s Day to share the poster of a movie, that’s based on the journey of famous Indian mathematician Anand Kumar?

On Teacher’s Day, Hrithik Roshan shared posters of his awaited film Super 30 and soon after, Twitterati applauded Hrithik Roshan’s transformation into maths genius Anand Kumar.

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Hrithik is playing the lead character of Anand Kumar, who is an Indian mathematician, educationalist and a columnist for various national and international mathematical journals and magazines.

He is best known for his Super 30 programme, which he started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, and which coaches economically backward students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

By 2018, 422 out of the 480 had made it to the IITs and Discovery Channel showcased his work in a documentary. Since then, he has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission to IIT.

The film is set to hit the screens on January 25 at the ticket windows.

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is undoubtedly one of the most-anticipated films of Bollywood. The makers of the film along with the lead star revealed the first look poster of the biographical drama and in no time, it went viral and was among the top trends on all the social media platforms. Netizens were surprised by Hrithik Roshan’s amazing transformation as mathematician genius Anand Kumar and his intense look garnered immense praise on Twitter.

A stern looking Hrithik’s tight shot dominates one of the posters, with the words, “Ab raja ka beta, raja nahin banega (From now on, a king’s son will not become a king),” written on it.

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Soon Twitter users began flooding the internet with Super 30 funny memes.

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Google Celebrates 130th Birth Anniversary of Oskar Schlemmer with a Doodle

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Happy Birthday, Oskar Schlemmer ! Google celebrates the 130th Birth Anniversary of German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer, who was a German artist and choreographer known for both his paintings and ballet productions.

His best-known work, The Triadic Ballet (1922), reflected Schlemmer’s interest in the convergence of colors, shapes, and human movement.

“If today’s arts love the machine, technology, and organization, if they aspire to precision and reject anything vague and dreamy, this implies an instinctive repudiation of chaos and a longing to find the form appropriate to our times,” he once said.

Born on September 4, 1888 in Stuttgart, Germany, he studied both design and fine arts as a young man. Wounded while serving in World War I, after returning to his hometown in 1916, Schlemmer helped spearhead updating the Stuggart Academy of Fine Arts curriculum and attempted to have Paul Klee appointed as a faculty member. He went on to teach at Walter Gropius’s Weimar Bauhaus before the advent of the Nazi regime during the early 1930s. Over the following decade, the artist’s life was drastically altered by the Nazi’s restrictions, forcing him to earn a living working a lacquer factory and paint traditional portraits and landscapes. Schlemmer died on April 13, 1943 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Albertina in Vienna, among others.

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Reddit – More than 10K views – Most Popular

Reddit surpasses Facebook and become’s the 3rd most visited site in the US

According to Alexa – the Amazon-owned web traffic analyzing platform – more people now visit Reddit than Facebook in the US.

Spotted, of course, on Reddit by user IamATechieNerd, the stats will be a big boost for the social sharing platform, especially with many users still irked about the recent re-design.

It’s important to note that analyzing web traffic using a tool like Alexa is not an exact science, but it’s interesting that it has now put Reddit ahead of Facebook.

If the stats are to be believed, Google is still the most visited site, followed by YouTube, Reddit, and Facebook, with Amazon rounding out the top five.

On average, Reddit users spend 15 minutes and 10 seconds on it everyday, a figure substantially higher than its competitors. Google users spend 7 minutes 16 seconds, YouTube 8 minutes 31 seconds, Facebook 10 minutes 50 seconds and Amazon 7 minutes 37 seconds on the sites each day.

This isn’t great news for Facebook on the face of things. The social media company’s audience is ageing and shifting to other platforms and, with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company’s lost a lot of sheen.

Still, the Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp are thriving, so Zuckerberg won’t be panicking too much yet.

Whether long-term Reddit users will be happy with this increased traffic is another matter. But, let’s be honest, when are they ever satisfied?

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Awesome – Apple Watch Series 4 Information

In addition to the iPhone XS leak, information about the Apple Watch Series 4 was posted on 9to5Mac. A marketing render was posted along with it, and it looks… awesome:

The new Apple Watch S4 will feature the same basic design as the three previous generations, and it’ll also use the same bands. The new OLED displays will occupy much more of the watch’s face though, and the case looks much thinner than it is on the current models. There are also some hardware changes like the addition of a mic on the right side, the possible addition of a UV sensor (though that complication might just be location-based), and the Apple Watch Series 3’s hideous red dot is gone from the crown and replaced by a more subtle red ring.

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Incredible Design, Larger Version, and Gold Colors confirmed – ‘iPhone XS’

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Apple officially announced its next big event. When & Where? Check out below:

Apple’s “fall event” takes place in late summer each year, so it remains a mystery why it’s referred to as a “fall event.”

Apple’s September 12th event is expected to include the introduction of a new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones: the iPhone XS.

This year’s iPhones might be the most durable. All thanks to Corning’s new Gorilla Glass.

We believe that the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will both be called iPhone XS. We also believe iPhone XS will come in a new gold color option not previously offered on the new design. Apple leaked its own gold version of the iPhone X through the FCC, but it has not been available to purchase.

Apple is also expected to unveil the new Apple Watch Series 4 at the same media event. Stay tuned for more details in that space.

iPhone XS release date, price, news and rumors

iPhone XS release date

  • Wednesday, September 12 – iPhone XS launch event date
  • Friday, September 14 – iPhone XS pre-order (estimated)
  • Friday, September 21 or 28 – (likely) iPhone XS release date

iPhone XS price

  • iPhone XS price estimate: $1,000 (£1,000, AU$1,579)
  • iPhone XS Plus price estimate $1,199 (£1,199, AU$1,714)
  • Cheapest iPhone 2018 may cost $699 (£699, AU$1,079)

New iPhone XS color: gold

  • iPhone XS and XS Plus in gold (new), black and white
  • 6.1-inch iPhone LCD in white, black, red, blue and orange

iPhone XS size and design

  • iPhone XS may be the same width and height as the iPhone X
  • iPhone XS Plus may match (or be smaller than) the iPhone 8 Plus
  • Both phones may be thicker due to camera upgrades

iPhone XS specs

  • Apple A12 chipset likely to provide a speed boost
  • 512GB of storage may be the new max size (and a maxed out price)
  • Some models may see 4GB of RAM, others may stay at 3GB of RAM

iPhone XS and iOS 12

  • iPhone XS to launch with iOS 12 out of the box
  • iOS 12 may launch on older iPhones on Tuesday, September 18
  • Expect features exclusive to the larger iPhone XS

iPhone XS battery

  • Analysts predict a 10% and 25% larger battery
  • iPhone XS Plus could go to 3,300mAh or 3,400mAh
  • Fast charger may finally be included in the box

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