1. skype – where the poor pay more

    April 18, 2008
    Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world counting 250 million account holders. Skype allows users to make telephone calls from their computer to other Skype users free of charge,...
  2. The European

    April 18, 2008
    While the European Union makes a huge effort to discover a common denominator of the European Culture, international operating companies are currently defining it through cheapness. Spoiled throughout the fat years after the war, Europeans got used to chic clothes, good food and two times vacation a year.
  3. IKEA

    April 18, 2008
    IKEA is a multinational empire that penetrates with a wide range of products from Alesund till Zorg (IKEA-language) the last corners of the countries it "conquered". Like the British Empire introduced its political system and its laws in all colonies in order to get control of governance, IKEA does...
  4. O Lord Forgive us our Annual CO2

    April 18, 2008
    Vrij Nederland issue Nr. 16/2007 features a world map of TD, which visualizes the current carbon dioxide emissions by representing the yearly number of trees that each country would have to plant to compensate this pollution.
  5. Tablezine - The American Way

    April 18, 2008
    Tablezine Brendan McGetrick China emitted 511.8 billion yuan (US$64 billion) worth of pollution in 2004, equivalent to 3.1% of GDP. Or 581 Shenzhou 6 space missions. The estimated clean-up cost for this pollution was calculated at 287.4 billion yuan (US$36 billion), 1.8% of GDP.
  6. McWorld

    April 18, 2008
    Out of all Fast food chains in the World, McDonalds is not only its synonym but also by far the largest, most successful and most criticised. McDonalds was founded 15th may 1940 in San Bernardino, California by Ray Kroc.
  7. Million Cities

    April 18, 2008
    For the first time in human history, one half of the world’s population will be urban. The United Nations division of population predicted that sometime in the year 2006 this historical change will take place and the human race, which started out as collectors and hunters, will turn into...
  8. Wannabe Nation States

    April 18, 2008
    In 1986 there were 159 countries in the United Nations, today there are 191, thanks mainly to the breakup of federations in Europe plus the adhesion of microstates like Liechtenstein, Micronesia and Tuvalu. Yet, worldwide there are more than 200 unrecognized regions and people which carry the seed of...
  9. Viva Las Vegas

    April 18, 2008
    Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905, when 110 acres of desert were auctioned off in a single day. In the following 20 years the city essentially thrived because of the railroad. In 1931, three events occurred in the State of Nevada that would forever change the face...
  10. You shall be urban

    April 18, 2008
    The definition of an urban population varies widely from country to country. Of the 228 countries for which the United Nations compiles data, roughly half use administrative considerations, 51 distinguish urban populations based on the size or density, 39 rely on functional characteristics, 22 have no definition of ‘urban’...
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