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Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

Technology
Google says it will stop ads for expensive unofficial Esta services appearing at the top of search results, eight years after the first complaints.In 2010, the US started charging UK travellers to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta).Unofficial sites charging five times as much as the US government soon flooded the top of Google's search results, despite breaking Google's ad rules. Now, after a BBC News investigation, Google says it is tackling the issue.While unofficial Esta sites will still appear in the search results, they should no longer appear above the official website as advertisements when using the most common search terms. Since it has used machine learning to address the issue, the ads do still s...
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally makes Premier League debut, and fans praise player once branded ‘flop’ and ‘fraud’

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally makes Premier League debut, and fans praise player once branded ‘flop’ and ‘fraud’

Sports
fab fab The Brazil international made his English top flight debut as a second half substitute in Liverpool's defeat of Huddersfield Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally made his Premier League debut on Saturday evening, playing just over 20 minutes of the Reds’ defeat of Huddersfield. The Brazil international, who was signed for an initial £40million earlier this year, has found his early life on Merseyside something of a disaster. Fabinho’s full debut for Liverpool came in the Carabao Cup – and it was not good He has not been trusted by Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, to represent his new team on many occasions, with his only start to date coming in the Carabao Cup. Fabinho hadn’t even made a Premier Leagu...
Venmo had a breakout quarter and is at a 'tipping point' to finally make money for PayPal, CEO says

Venmo had a breakout quarter and is at a 'tipping point' to finally make money for PayPal, CEO says

Finance
Investors finally got what they were waiting for in PayPal's quarterly earnings: Good news about Venmo. The peer-to-peer payments app, which PayPal acquired along with Braintree in 2012, has struggled to make money for its parent company. Wall Street analysts highlighted the app's performance as a key metric to watch in Thursday's earnings report. Venmo didn't disappoint. It had a breakout third quarter with payment volume surging 78 percent to a total $ 17 billion. That's still a fraction of PayPal's total $ 143 billion in volume for the quarter, which missed analysts' expectations — but it's encouraging, PayPal's CEO says. ...
My son was finally diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, now I need more answers

My son was finally diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, now I need more answers

Health
Editor's Note: This essay is a firsthand account written by Amber Allen, the mother of Cooper. It was Aug. 7, and we were about to leave for our last family trip of the summer. As my husband and I finished packing up the car for a family trip, our 13-year-old son Cooper complained of a headache and a sore, stiff neck. He was lethargic and had a fever. "He must be coming down with a something," I thought. Nothing that warranted canceling our plans, I reassured myself. After all, with 15 years of parenting under our belts and five kids, we’d experienced fevers and illnesses more times than we could count. Cooper slept for most of the drive to Utah, but his symptoms worsened the next day. The fever continued and he began vomiting — he was extremely pale and weak. I felt a d...

Fears Finally Catch Up to the Market

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Remember the October episode of the Zacks Ultimate Strategy Session is now available for viewing Don t miss your chance to hear Neena Mishra CFA FRM and Ryan McQueeney Agree to Disagree on whether investors should buy pot stocks now Sheraz Mian answers your questions in Zacks Latest Articles in