Google reportedly planning built-in ad-blocking feature for Chrome
In a latest development, Wall Street Journal has been reporting that Google intends to introduce ad-blocking features in the browser!
The feature would filter out "unacceptable" ads defined by the Coalition for the Better Ads, an industry group that realised a list of ad standards in March. However, Google is still deciding whether its blocker will disable just the offending ads on a website or all advertising on sites with unacceptable ads.
As expected, Google declined to comment on the matter, but given Chrome's market share in the USA - which is nearing 50 percent - and given the fact that a significant portion of Google's revenue comes from online advertising, it'll be interesting to see how Google plans to implement its own ad-blocking feature into Chrome and the fate of third-party add-ons.
Uptake of online ad blocking tools has grown rapidly in recent years, with 26% of USA users now employing the software on their desktop devices, according to some estimates.
Chicago Bulls: Takeaways From Game 1 Win Over Boston Celtics
There was nothing that prompted Hoiberg to bench Rondo in Game 2 , as he sat for a grand total of just eight minutes on the night. Chicago again used its big men to push the Celtics out of the paint and was quicker to the ball in a lot of 50-50 situations.
In the industry, they call that a "win-win". Google already ostensibly bans many of these types of ads anyway.
With its built-in ad blocker, Google reportedly wants to block third-party ad-blockers from getting more popular. As a result, advertising on Google's search engine and some of the other ads it powers are allowed to pass through Adblock Plus's filters.
Google declined to state whether it was working on the tool described by the Journal. And Chrome is a widely-used browser, so Google's ad-blocker could be a big deal in the world of online advertising. Google relies heavily on advertising as a revenue source. Judging by the details this wouldn't necessarily be a full-blown ad blocker that nixes every ad on every website, rather it sounds like it's meant to provide users a small filter for the ads that might give them a bad experience.
The online analytics firm StatCounter claims that Chrome has gobbled up a little over 52 percent of the worldwide browser market share.
As many as 500,000 civilians could remain in parts of western Mosul under Daesh jihadist group control, OCHA estimates. Iraqi "successes in Mosul obscure how (IS) has successfully been resurging in other provinces in Iraq", Martin said.
The iceberg was reportedly 46 meters high, and Kavanagh said it had been stranded in shallow waters off the Avalon Peninsula. The big iceberg is one of many that have passed by off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador this year.
The 13 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 5.79 Dollars for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 5.33%. The company's net income dropped to US$1.75 billion, or US$1.85 per share, from US$2.01 billion, or US$2.09 per share.
Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Underweight" rating and GBX 85 target in Tuesday, January 3 report.
As a result, advertisers moved their spots out of his program, "The O'Reilly Factor", which has the highest ratings in cable news. The company is making "a pretty big statement" to that effect by dropping O'Reilly, said Hall, the American University professor.
Posey (head) may be placed on the 10-day disabled list for precautionary reasons, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. But that's the luxury of having one of the elite closers in the game". "He seemed fine", shortstop Brandon Crawford said.
Boston scored one with a two-out rally in the fifth - Dustin Pedroia's double and Benintendi's RBI single to right. Craig Kimbrel worked a ideal ninth for his fourth save, adding Boston's 14th and 15th strikeout of the game.
In its letter, the university said the students and officials could work together to reschedule the event for a later date. It noted that "most Mondays and Tuesdays in September during the day should work".
If Lynch were to instead be released by Seattle and become a free agent, he would owe the Seahawks $2.5 million in bonus money. It's expected that Carr, 26, will get paid more than Andrew Luck. "Yeah, they should be really excited", Carr said.
The most were in Utah, where 42 per 100,000 killed themselves; the lowest in Alabama, where 5 out of 100,000 committed suicide. Fallon said that he was not aware of any suicide note and that officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal.
Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 50,463 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,932,581.59. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 15.2% in the fourth quarter.
London Euston trains halted by trackside fire
Engineers hope to restore services as soon as possible but delays are likely, after the fire in South Hampstead. It also took out a stretch of the London Overground line between Euston and Harrow & Wealdstone.
ACC extends deals with North Carolina sites after law change
Three of the ACC Baseball Championship's 10 largest overall attendance figures have been posted at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Women's Soccer: The semifinals and finals of the women's soccer tournament will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in 2018.
N. Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen amid concerns over the United States' possible pre-emptive strike against North Korea. The country launched a long-range rocket and conducted the two nuclear tests previous year , including its most powerful to date.
Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court
Senate Republicans invoked the nuclear option on Thursday that put a stop to the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Associated Press writers Mark Sherman, Mary Clare Jalonick, Stephen Ohlemacher and Matthew Daly contributed.
Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture
Exxon purportedly asked the Treasury Department in recent months if it could drill alongside Rosneft in the Black Sea. The newspaper said Exxon has been seeking permission to work with Rosneft in areas banned by US sanctions.
Subaru Ascent concept previews 7-seater for North America
Subaru unveiled the Ascent concept at the NY auto show, now underway, giving us some clues of its new three-row-seat model. The Ascent SUV Concept measures 5,050 mm long, 1,999 mm wide and 1,839 mm tall with a 2792 mm wheelbase.
UK's Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack
In Florida with the president, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said additional economic sanctions on Syria were being prepared. Rouhani said that "neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from".
IPhone 8 schematics leak
While the iPhone 8 is rumored not to arrive as scheduled, rumors on its possible specs and features continue to surface online. The publication cited comments made in a research note by Pacific Crest Securities Analyst Andy Hargreaves.
Serena Williams Announces She's Pregnant
On Wednesday morning, the tennis superstar posted a side-shot selfie of herself on Snapchat with the caption '20 weeks'. She also has been ranked No. 1 in the world seven times, including in 2017. "I Said Yes", Williams titled a thread.
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
Even in normal times, airlines closely - even daily - scrutinize numbers such as advance sales and occupancy levels on planes. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz says a forceful removal of a passenger will never happen on his airline again.