Sep 26, 2017

Airlines could generate $30 billion in WiFi fees by 2035

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Airlines are expected to generate $30 billion in broadband connectivity fees by 2035, up from an anticipated $1 billion next year, according to a study by the London School of Economics and satellite communications company Inmarsat. That would work out to an extra $4 per passenger, and include such things as e-commerce and premium content offerings.

Why it matters: Because there is an implicit expectation that airlines will still be charging for WiFi in 2035.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.