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Tech & Science Billion-dollar companies that didn't exist 10 years ago

04:40  19 november  2019
04:40  19 november  2019 Source:   thestacker.com

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They’re the companies who make apps and products you can’t live without and they’re worth a fortune. Amazingly they are all less than 10 years old too. But surprisingly the instant picture and video app, which is used by nearly 200 million users daily, didn ’ t even exist four years ago .

They’re the companies who make apps and products you can’t live without and they’re worth a fortune. Amazingly they are all less than 10 years old too. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 18 billion - dollar companies that didn ' t exist

a dog playing with a frisbee: Hero: A dog named Bear (pictured) has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hero: A dog named Bear (pictured) has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires A dog named Bear has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires.

The Border Collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur.

Wearing socks to protect his paws, he is sent into safe burnt-out areas and sits very still to alert his handler when a koala is near.

a dog sitting on top of a dirt field: On guard: The border collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur. He wears socks to protect his feet in the forest© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On guard: The border collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur. He wears socks to protect his feet in the forest

Bear has been deployed in New South Wales and Queensland and this week is in Cooroibah, north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

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Many of the companies we rely on daily are less than 10 years old. Stacker has looked at the current valuations of the largest companies in America to To better understand this, Stacker has compiled a list of 20 billion - dollar companies that did not exist 10 years ago . For this list, we looked at the

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Animal charity IFAW shared photos of Bear in action on Monday in a post which read: 'Unfortunately no signs of koalas were found, but we are hopeful that survivors will be found in nearby areas.'

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Bear was abandoned by his owners because he has obsessive-compulsive disorder which means he does not like to play.

But he was rescued from a pound by Sunshine Coast University where he was trained to find koalas and is now based.

IFAW campaigner Josey Sharrad explained why Bear's job is so important.

'Now, more than ever, saving individual koalas is critical,' he told the Brisbane Times.

'With such an intense start to the bushfire season, it will be many weeks and months before some of these fires are out,' he said.

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'All the while, wildlife will continue to need to be rescued and treated, and might remain in care for some time. The road to recovery will be long.'

On Monday a burnt koala was among those rescued in New South Wales.

The koala named Flash was found in Taree with burns so severe he had to be sedated before treatment.

a group of people wearing costumes: Firefighters feeding water to a koala after rescuing it from a bushfire© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Firefighters feeding water to a koala after rescuing it from a bushfire Meanwhile, heartwarming footage has emerged of firefighters giving a drink of water to two koalas they rescued from catastrophic bushfires.

Lester Miles was on his way to relieve day shift crews fighting a blaze burning for more than a week at Spicers Gap in Maryvale, Queensland, on Sunday night when he saw the koalas surrounded by flames.

The Brisbane firefighter said the koalas would have been burnt alive if they hadn't been spotted and saved.

'They had nowhere to go, there was fire all around them,' he told The Courier Mail.'

'Coming up through there we pretty much had to go through the fire itself, there were a lot of trees falling over.'

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.


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