1. KFC Goes Vegan
The Colonel has opted to join the vegan army. KFC released the “Imposter Burger.”The item was well received which caused some delays—so much for fast food. KFC is trying to keep pace as McDonald’s and Burger King started offering meat-free options.
Will they manage to turn their valued customers toward a vegan diet?
While many embraced the change, some customers have given reviews saying, “It’s alright,” claiming that it is not a filling meal and is “unmemorable.” Many vegan and vegetarian customers felt like they were finally included. Many of today’s youth are being pushed toward a vegan diet whether its for health reasons or environmental reasons. KFC = Kentucky Fried Cauliflower.
(Source: BBC News)
2. Facebook’s Cryptocurrency
On Tuesday, the social media empire announced their plans to create a financial system based on cryptocurrency called Libra—think Bitcoin. Libra is designed to be “the foundation for a new financial system not controlled by today’s power brokers on Wall Street or central banks.” Unlike bitcoin, however, Libra plans to be directly backed by government currencies
How successful will Libra really be? This new system comes as an attempt to match the success of Chinese company WeChat. But many users and even companies have already expressed their reservations about Facebook’s efforts; they believe this will only add to Facebook’s growing privacy issues. But, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and head of blockchain technology research, David Marcus, remain optimistic. Would you trust Facebook with your money?
(Source: New York Times)
3. Pixar to Release Toy Story 4 on June 21
In 1995, when Pixar released Toy Story, the first feature-length computer-animated film, the studio pushed the limits of what was possible, illustrating rain with smudges on a window rather than individual droplets. Fast forward 24 years to Toy Story 4 and viewers on June 21 will see a remarkably life-like, detailed storm that shows the impact of raindrops on objects and water gushing in the street.
Will these advancements ruin the magic of the original?
Production designer Bob Pauley said, “We’ve created this world [and] we don’t want to mess with it.”