Global Perspectives

In Va., a shop rooted in a couple’s global policy

Paul and Lois Culler have made fair trade their business. They opened their first Fair Trade Winds shop in Maine in 2007. Now there are six across the country. Their local shop opened in October in the Mosaic District in Merrifield, Va.<p>In an area of high-end shopping, art house films and …

Lifestyle

Meet the Aerospace Company Sending a KFC Sandwich to Space

'You can imagine when we first heard about flying a chicken sandwich to space, we thought it was hilarious.'<p>On Saturday, a chicken sandwich will boldly go where no chicken sandwich has gone before: space.<p>Sort of. KFC teamed up with Tuscon, Ariz.-based aerospace company World View to take its Zinger …

Don't Worry, KFC's Mission to Send a Zinger Chicken Sandwich to Near Space Will Still Happen

A small step for mankind, but a giant leap for fast food corporations.

Exploration

Print vs. Online: Even Britain's Daily Mail Has Issues With Its Website

While many people think the two are the same, the Daily Mail and the Mail Online are separate publications.

Journalism

Stratospheric Balloon Startups Want to Make It Easier to Fly to the Edge of Space

The likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin are trying to drive down the cost of space travel with reusable rockets. But for those who don’t want to venture …

Exploration

What Is a Worldview?

Abortion. Euthanasia. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Transgender rights. Embryonic research. Genetic enhancement. Christians surveying the cultural …

Qur'an

WORLDVIEW: Why the NHI is a dead duck. A reminder to first get the basics right.

Seeing up close the pressure the UK is under to maintain its National Health Service makes one wonder whether the proposed South African equivalent …

NHS

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

U.S. Oil Falls Into Bear Market Amid Worries Over Supply Glut<p>Oil prices fell to a new low this year, as investors remain skeptical about major oil producers' efforts to buoy the market by withholding petroleum supplies.<p>China Stocks Win Big Endorsement From Indexing Giant<p>China's efforts to open up …

Federal Reserve

WORLDVIEW: Pound rebound on cards as a “very soft” Brexit now beckons

As Brexit’s economic pennies are dropping, the George Soros thesis is looking increasingly likely. If so, this more rational approach to what has …

Brexit

Globalism’s Great French Hope

French president Emmanuel Macron has exposed a hole in the nationalist agenda, Greg Ip writes<p>For global elites left dispirited by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and ’s presidency​, France has provided a shot of adrenaline. Emmanuel Macron won the presidency last month on a proudly …

Emmanuel Macron

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

Fed's Fischer Expresses Caution About Global Housing Markets<p>Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer urged global policy makers to continue efforts to strengthen the resilience of their housing markets, echoing earlier cautionary words from Fed officials about the potential risks of having low …

United States

We're Building The Sexiest Program for Skift Global Forum

Every year as we begin production for <b>Skift Global Forum</b>, we challenge ourselves <b>to build the best program ever built for a travel conference</b>—and that …

Hospitality

Globalism and Why We Hate Each Other

One of the most persistent problems within the coverage of politics today is the lack of definition of commonly used terms. This is particularly …

WORLDVIEW: In real world, property, not equities, leads wealth building stakes

Jackie Cameron explains in today’s fun contribution that for most people the real wealth creator has been their own homes.This is a BizNews Premium …

Wealth

Our tech dystopia, continued: Facebook chases terrorism's tail

Oops! Facebook accidentally sent the personal details of one thousand of the human workers who vet its content

Mark Zuckerberg

Airbnb's head of global policy said the company is changing capitalism for the better

Airbnb is the poster child of the "sharing economy," which is the idea that people share or rent out things they own themselves.<p>In the case of Airbnb, it's obviously renting out your house.<p>But over the last two years, a counter-narrative to the sharing economy has developed. Some people think …

Hospitality

How Facebook uses artificial intelligence to fight terrorism

The social network, dogged by criticism, explains its efforts to combat extremist content. The company says it will take both software and humans.<p>Facebook says there are a few things that can help stamp out terrorist content on its social network. Among the solutions: artificial intelligence.<p>The …

Facebook

KFC to launch 'space sandwich' to the stratosphere next week

<b>OUT OF THIS WORLD</b> | What's Up In Space - a weekly look at the biggest news coming down to Earth from space<p>loading video...<p>Scott</b> …

Space Station

KFC Launches Chicken Sandwich Into Space Next Week

One lingering question: Who would eat a chicken sandwich that's spent four days in space?<p>It’s one small step for a chicken sandwich, and one giant leap for fast food.<p>On June 21, KFC plans to launch its Zinger chicken sandwich into a space via a high-altitude solar-powered balloon known as a …

Weird

A company that wants to balloon travelers into the stratosphere is launching a KFC chicken 'space sandwich'

A company called World View is about to launch fried chicken inside a space capsule.<p>The publicity stunt, scheduled for June 21, is being bankrolled by KFC to promote its spicy Zinger chicken sandwich.<p>The chicken will launch from Tucson, Arizona, attached to the end of a high-altitude balloon. …

Exploration

KFC Counts Down to First Zinger Sandwich in Space

via KFC<p>In perhaps the wildest marketing stunt ever, KFC is preparing to send a Zinger burger into space.<p>Well, “near space,” at least: The chicken …

Geek

KFC's Chicken Sandwich Will Go to Space on June 21

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Kentucky Fried Chicken would attempt the impossible: The company would make chicken fly. Specifically, World View, …

Exploration

Could an independent NGO solve the problem of cyber attack attribution?

Cyber attack attribution is a necessary prerequisite for holding actors accountable for malicious cyber activity, but is notoriously difficult to …

Cybersecurity

WORLDVIEW: SA doesn’t have a monopoly over the leadership crisis – just look north

Quentin Wray offers some insights into a leadership crisis that has infected the world – not just South Africa.This is a BizNews Premium article. …

South Africa

KFC is launching a sandwich to the edge of space, and I don't want to live on this planet anymore

This isn't what President Kennedy had in mind when he ushered in the space age.<p>In a move that could probably be fairly described as "peak capitalism," KFC and the private spaceflight company World View are teaming up to send a chicken sandwich to the edge of space for a four-day trip into the …

Exploration

World View Is Taking A KFC Chicken Sandwich To The 'Edge Of Space'

Arizona-based World View, a startup aimed at stratospheric exploration, has announced that it’s partnering with KFC to send a Zinger chicken sandwich nearly 75,000 feet up into the stratosphere – high enough to see the curvature of the Earth. This will be the first multi-day mission of the …

Exploration

KFC chicken headed to the stratosphere in a space balloon

When World View arrived on the space tourism scene in 2013, it had planned to start sending humans into the stratosphere in balloons in the year …

KFC Aims For The Stars With Zinger Launch

As early as next week, KFC will be able to legitimately claim that its Zinger sandwich is out of this world.<p>The fast-food chain is sending one of its …

Advertising Industry

They didn’t invent the chicken sandwich, they’re just sending one to space

We'll endeavor to keep you abreast of developments with the KFC story.<p>World View, a company that is building balloons to send experiments and …

Exploration

KFC Flying Chicken Sandwich Bankrolling World View Balloon Test Flight

When the privately owned company World View was first approached about flying a fast-food chicken sandwich aboard its high-altitude-balloon system, …

Exploration