Google Chrome’s Newest Version Will Block ‘Abusive’ Pop-Up Ads — Fortune

When Google releases Google Chrome 71 later this year the browser will block the ads on sites that it determines provide an “abusive” user experience. According to Google, abusive experience can include email fee messages, unexpected clicks, misleading site behavior, phishing attempts, and ads or page elements that auto-redirect a page without user action, amongst… via […]

‘Shrek’ Is Getting Rebooted With a ‘Fresh’ Story Line for the Next Generation — Fortune

  It looks like we might see a new Shrek movie soon. Chris Meledandri, the man behind Despicable Me, is reportedly overseeing the reboot of both Shrek and Puss in Boots, Variety reports. Rather than simple reboots of the older films, Meledandri is reportedly looking for “fresh story lines” for the characters that will offer an… […]

World Bank head says trade tensions could worsen poverty — Financial Post

  NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China could undo global progress in helping end extreme poverty, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday at the outset of bank’s annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions. Threats to growth and the trade that helps drive it… […]

Women Die More from Heart Attacks Than Men—Unless the ER Doc Is Female — Concierge Medicine Today

  Analyzing over 500,000 cases suggests having female physicians in the emergency room may save women’s lives By Angus Chen on August 6, 2018 Women make up a mere quarter of emergency doctors in the U.S., according to data from the American Medical Association. This statistic does not signal well to gender equality in medicine […]

Spotify Founders to Sell Another $100 Million in Shares — Variety

  Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have signaled their intention to sell more shares in the company, according to the Swedish publication Di Digital, citing SEC filings registered Oct. 1 and 2. When the most recent sale is completed, the pair will have sold approximately $221 million in stock of the company they founded… […]

Interbrand Releases 2018 Best Global Brands Report — Financial Post

  NEW YORK — Interbrand announces Apple, Google, and Amazon are the three most valuable brands in its 2018 Best Global Brands report, with luxury and retail as the two dominant sectors. Now in its 19th year, the report’s 2018 theme is Activating Brave, and examines the role that brand strength plays in the bold transformation… […]

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street — Financial Post

BANGKOK — Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 1.8 per cent to 26,597.23 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 per cent to 23,955.80. The Kospi… via […]