New Service by Google Kills Ads on Your Favorite Sites for a Monthly Fee  

Wired By : Staff Reporting

The web is funded by ads.

But so many people hate seeing them, and they often resent all the data tracking that props them up. It’s a clash that has become a major pain point for news websites and other publishers.

The rise of ad blockers, which let people surf the web without these annoying ads, is also blocking their revenue. But Google is now offering a service that addresses both sides of this rather complicated issue. - Referenced Site


Asia Stocks Rise on PBOC Cash Report as Yen Climbs on Aso  

Bloomberg By : Staff Reporting

Asian stocks rallied, with the regional index paring its weekly retreat, after a report that China’s central bank injected funds, while crude oil climbed a second day.

Japan’s yen rose for the first time in seven days as Finance Minister Taro Aso said its decline has been too fast. - Referenced Article


Firefox dumps Google for search, signs on with Yahoo  

CNET By : Staff Reporting

In a major departure for both Mozilla and Yahoo, Firefox's default search engine is switching from Google to Yahoo in the United States.

"I'm thrilled to announce that we've entered into a five-year partnership with Mozilla to make Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox across mobile and desktop," Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said in a blog post Wednesday.

"This is the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years." - Referenced Article


Akio Toyoda introduces Toyota's Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan  

Toyota Global Newsroom By : Staff Reporting

Akio Toyoda has seen the future, and it’s called “Mirai”.

That’s the name of Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, which the company’s president announced in a video released the day before the car’s official launch.


UK inflation rate rises to 1.3% in October  

BBC News By : Staff Reporting

UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, official figures show.

The slight increase moves the rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), above its recent five-year low.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), said the marginal rise was because transport costs fell by less than they did a year ago. - Referenced Article


With Two Years of dismal sales Pizza Hut focuses on new flavor options  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Following two years of disappointing sales...Pizza Hut will focus on dozens of new flavor options as it mounts the 56-year-old brand's biggest-ever redo. It will add 11 new pizza recipes, 10 new crust flavors, six new sauces, five new toppings, four new flavor-pack drizzles, a new logo, new uniforms and, yes, even a new pizza box.

For those keeping count, the chain is more than doubling its available ingredients at all 6,300 U.S. locations beginning Nov. 19. - Referenced Article


Buffett's $15 Billion From BNSF Show Railroad Came Cheap  

Bloomberg By : Staff Reporting

Days after Warren Buffett announced his $26.5 billion buyout of railroad BNSF, he insisted that he’d paid a steep price to own a business that would benefit his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., over the next century.

“You don’t get bargains on things like that,” he said in a November 2009 interview with Charlie Rose that aired on PBS. “It’s not cheap.” - Referenced Article


U.S. has added 2.3 million jobs this year  

4029TV.com By : Staff Reporting

Employers added 214,000 jobs in October, continuing a trend of strong job growth this year that is on track to be the best for America since 1999.

The unemployment rate fell to 5.8%, according the government report released Friday. The rate fell below 6% in September for the first time in six years. Referenced Article


Canada Posts Surprise Drop in Jobless Rate to 6.5%  

Bloomberg By : Staff Reporting

Canada’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a six-year low last month on hiring led by retailers and financial companies. Employment rose by 43,100 after a jump of 74,100 the prior month and the jobless rate fell to 6.5 percent from 6.8 percent, Statistics Canada said today in Ottawa.

Both results exceeded all economist predictions in a Bloomberg News survey that called for unemployment to rise to 6.9 percent on 5,000 job losses. Referenced Article


Watch McDonald's Prove the McRib Is Made of Actual Food  

Time By : @LauraStampler

Social media has not always been kind to McDonald’s. And so, the fast food chain hired MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara do disprove Twitter-feuled myths of pink slime and other gross rumors as part of a new ad campaign.

The latest target in McDonald’s marketing campaign is the McRib. Although the seasonal menu offering has a cult-like following, the company took a PR hit last year when an alleged image of the uncooked food went viral. - Referenced Article


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