Mozilla has named the ads Directory Tiles that are meant to help new users of Firefox discover sites that they might be interested in. The company did not disclose when it will be implemented but the nine tiles on the New Tab pages will be a mix of Mozilla items, popular sites based on the location of the user, and sponsored sites that will be properly labeled.
"We are excited about Directory Tiles because it has inherent value to our users, it aligns with our vision of a better Internet through trust and transparency, and it helps Mozilla become more diversified and sustainable as a project," wrote Darren Harman, vice president of content services at Mozilla, ." Link to Original Source top
The123king (2395060) writes "Sony's PlayStation 4 was launched in the UK at midnight and is already "starting to sell out". Fans camped overnight for a chance to get their hands on one of the consoles. The first-come first-served launch was considered one of the only ways for people to get hold of a console before Christmas. Amazon said customers who had not pre-ordered before 13 November would not receive a console in time for Christmas. The UK launch comes two weeks after the PS4 was launched in the US and a week after Microsoft's Xbox One was launched worldwide. Both consoles sold over a million in the first 24 hours." top
Genetically modified mosquitoes may soon be released in Florida
The agency, which already routinely performs aerial sprayings of the area with anti-mosquito chemicals, believes it will save money in the long run by releasing the GM mosquitos. Rather than spend $400,000 or more a year to conduct the aerial sprayings, FKMCD says it would instead only have to spend $200,000 to $300,000 a year on the GM mosquitos" top
NatWest and RBS customers hit by technical problems
The123king (2395060) writes "A large number of NatWest customers, along with RBS and Ulster Bank account holders have been unable to access online services.
Technical issues also meant that some balances were not updated with overnight payments.
The bank did not say how many people had been affected across the group, but Ulster Bank, which along with NatWest is also part of the RBS group, said 100,000 of its customers had been affected by "a major technical issue".
"We are working hard to minimise the impact and will ensure that those who are affected do not suffer any financial loss," Ulster Bank said in a statement." Link to Original Source top