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Hot travel money startup Revolut has smashed its crowdfunding goal

The Brexit vote hasn't put retail investors off backing startups.

Hot international money startup Revolut is seeing a flood of demand for its crowdfunding round, announced on Monday.

The startup opened pre-registrations for the campaign on Monday, with the aim of raising £1 million once the campaign went live. Would-be investors have smashed that target, pledging £10 million in just 10 hours. By Tuesday evening Revolut had £12.9 million pledged from over 6,600 investors.

If Revolut does end up raising anywhere near that amount, it will be the biggest ever raise on Crowdcube, the crowdfunding platform it is using. The record currently stands at £3.99 million, raised by kids debit card GoHenry in June.


MAP: All the best 'Pokémon Go' gyms in central London

There's a secret war for the White House, and it doesn't involve Donald Trump.

Right now, legions of Pokémon fans are battling it out to control the building — or more precisely, a virtual gym that sits over the leader of the free world's home in the wildly popular new augmented reality smartphone game "Pokémon Go."

According to Kotaku, the conflict between the game's three rival factions is so intense, the game keeps crashing and is barely playable in the area. The only surefire way to seize the White House gym is to take it at night.


Why people are passing around that crazy Apple-Formula 1 rumour (APPL)

Rumours are circulating that Apple could be about to buy a major stake in Formula 1 (F1).

Notable F1 blogger Joe Saward wrote on Wednesday that a new round of due diligence is currently underway in preparation of a possible F1 bid from Apple.

"The whisper is that the latest bidder is Apple Inc., which is a company with $161 billion (£122 billion) in net cash at the moment," he wrote.

There's no solid evidence to support these rumours at this stage, but it's easy to see why they've come about.

In addition to a huge pile of cash, Apple also has a car in development, and a TV platform in need of content.

Apple's car project, nicknamed "Project Titan", would likely benefit from access to car makers and top-tier teams like Ferrari and McLaren.


19 Silicon Valley landmarks you must visit on your next trip

Before Silicon Valley brought us the iPod and the HP printer, the area nestled between San Francisco and San Jose was a fruit orchard.

That past is mostly gone now, and the next generation of computer companies has already filled the valley faster than you can say Moore's Law.

If you want to take a trip into Silicon Valley, here's how to get a good mix of its past and present.

Note: Several of these include visits to garages and office campuses. Always be respectful.

Intel Museum

If you didn't understand that Moore's Law reference in the intro, then your first stop should be at the Intel Museum. The museum covers topics like Moore's Law, Intel's first microprocessor and how silicon chips (those things that gave Silicon Valley its name) are manufactured. It's not as big as the Computer History Museum, but it does give visitors a solid foundation in the history of both Intel and Silicon Valley.


Here's rare video of Apple designer Jony Ive talking about a gorgeous Ferrari (AAPL)

It's nice to see Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, escape from the white interior from which it seems like most of his videos are filmed. 

In this short clip filmed in 2013, Ive talks about cars, one of his main passions along with design. It was filmed at Goodwood Festival of Speed, a car festival held in England annually. Ive goes every year, along with his close friend (and now Apple VP) designer Marc Newsom, according to Vanity Fair:


These luxury vacations in the arctic circle let you sleep and snowmobile under the Northern Lights

Exploring the Arctic wilderness sounds daunting, but add a seasoned guide and an action-packed itinerary into the mix and the northern-most area of the world becomes an enviable vacation destination.

Many travel companies now specialize in adventure vacations in various Nordic countries.

Often called 'arctic safaris,' these expeditions allow travelers to combine a number of activities, such as dog sledding, whale watching, and viewing the Northern Lights, giving them a chance to map out their ideal guided excursion.

"Luxury travel in the Nordic is growing rapidly and we're here to tell the story of nature in the area," says Janne Honkanen, founder and CEO of the Finland-based Luxury Action travel company.

The arctic safaris cost roughly $4,500 to $111,170 depending on the activities participants choose and the amount of time the stay in the area.


Why this wildly popular clothing brand models its business off companies like Apple and Pixar

Many new businesses look to successful brands in the same industry for inspiration and strategies they can mirror.

Not Everlane, an online clothing retailer that has gained a cult following since releasing its first T-shirt in 2011. Rather, the company takes its lead from Silicon Valley giant Apple and massively successful movie studio Pixar.

Everlane puts its community first, starting each product brainstorm with questions about how and where customers would utilize a certain item of clothing. By placing the customer top of mind from the get-go, Everlane avoids the missing the mark the way brands who rely primarily on data and financials tend to do.


Teens no longer want the one thing retailers have been banking on for years

Teens are changing the shape of retail as we know it.

But as companies struggle to survive, it's important for retailers to know what they like — and don't like.

Business Insider polled 110 teens to find out some answers to some questions retailers may have about teens.

The group we polled told us something they don't care about: Brand-name apparel, a hallmark of shopping for clothes as a teen in the early aughts.

Now Gen Z — whose constituents are famously picky — care mostly about how clothes look.

We asked teens what the biggest factor is when it comes to deciding if they'll buy apparel.


‘We've not got a clue who she is’ – The big issues facing the UK’s new culture secretary

Culture secretary Karen Bradley walked into the Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) for her first day on Friday, after being appointed to new Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet the day earlier, and she will have been greeted by a creaking in-tray.

The DCMS is in the throes of nailing down the BBC’s future for the next 11 years and pushing through the Digital Economy Bill, which will give UK residents better access to broadband.

It is also weighing up whether to privatise Channel 4, a uniquely British broadcasting institution.

But perhaps former Home Office minister Bradley’s biggest challenge will be making herself known to a group of creative industries who are largely clueless about her views and ambitions.


Intel's CEO is trying to revamp his 48-year-old company — and it’s causing a lot of anger and turmoil (INTC)

Shortly after Intel's April quarter-earnings call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Brian Krzanich headed to the Business Update Meeting, the company’s quarterly all-hands widely known as "BUM."

The crowd was predictably hostile: Intel had just announced 12,000 job cuts, or an 11% workforce reduction, one of the largest in company history.

There was an air of tension as Intel didn’t give any advanced notice about the layoffs, according to several employees who attended the all-hands meeting.

During the hour-long meeting, Krzanich was asked pointed questions about site closures, project cancellations, and the long-term goal of the restructuring.

At one point, Krzanich had to answer why he took a raise when the rest of the company was trying to save costs through job cuts. (His response: He started with a low salary and is still below the median for his position compared to his peers, as noted