Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is a preview of Fly Charts, Gadfly's forthcoming newsletter. You can sign up to receive it daily here. From bubbly cryptocurrencies to lonely digital assistants, here are four charts that help explain what you need to know in business today. 

Up 3 million percent since 2010, Bitcoin shows many of the classic attributes of a bubble in the making.
Source: Bloomberg
Shouting 'OK Google' Into the Void
Google is talking up its voice-activated assistant, but it's only available to those with one of the two most recent Android updates, a minority of Android device users.
Source: Google
Note: Figures based on the share of Android devices that visited the Google Play app store in the 7 days ended May 2.
Rx for Sales
Prescription drug sales keep brick-and-mortar drug stores in business, and Amazon may be coming for them.
Source: Bloomberg
Tronc revenue looks likely to decline again this year, and buying the Sun-Times won’t do much to fix that.
Source: Bloomberg

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