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Bitcoin Surges Again, Passing $7,000

After setting records above $6,000 for the first time in the past few days, Bitcoin has surged again to place itself over $7,000. Its price grew to as much as $7,200 on some exchanges and going by Coinbase's figures the currency was up 9% during the last 24 hours at $7,140.

Instagram Stories Reaches 300M Daily Users

Instagram Stories now sees 300 million active users on a daily basis, meaning it's around twice as large as Snapchat, the service Instagram is widely viewed as taking its Stories feature from. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Stories' growth during an earnings call.

Bitcoin Sets New Record Over $6,000

Bitcoin recently passed the $6,000 mark for the first time and on Wednesday it reached a new record of around $6,600. With its latest 6.5% rise, the currency has reached a market cap of $110 billion. It's done very well in recent months and has increased substantially this year.

Signal Now Has A Desktop App

Signal, a popular privacy-centric messaging app, now has a standalone desktop application. The app joins the service's mobile applications and its web messenger. Until now, encrypted conversations on a desktop required a Chrome web application to work.

Instagram Adds Preview Tiles For Stories

Earlier this month, Instagram added an option that allows users cross-post stories to Facebook as well as adding guests to live streams. Today, the social network has pushed out another new update that makes some changes/improvements to the Stories.

Microsoft Ends Outlook.com Premium

Outlook.com Premium has been killed off by Microsoft and its core features are being added to normal Office 365 subscriptions. This means Office 365 accounts now get to use the service without ads and they'll also receive more storage. Current Premium users can renew.