In this infographic, we take a look at some places around the world where children don’t have access to the basic necessities that we took for granted growing up in decades past, and yet in the 21st century many services still don’t reach the impoverished, especially in areas marked by ongoing violence.
In findings released yesterday, it has been discovered that the UK is severely lagging behind over the speed of broadband services. The survey carried out by Oxford University’s Business School and Spain’s University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics, and sponsored by the networking company Cisco, carried out the survey looking at the quality of broadband.
Over half of the 66 countries studied enjoyed broadband connections at the level of performance required to deliver a consistent quality experience for most common web applications today, but some major countries such as the UK, Spain and Italy on average fell just below this threshold.
Link : bme.eu.com
Following the financial crisis in Iceland, McDonald’s has decided to close its business and pull out of Iceland, as the country’s financial crisis has made it too expensive to operate its franchise.
The first McDonald’s in Iceland opened in 1993, the BBC reports, now 16 years on, the company has three outlets which it plans to close.
Besides the economy, McDonald’s blamed the “unique operational complexity” of doing business in an isolated nation with a population of just 300,00