Mozilla plans to sell ads in Firefox browser

A man is seen next to a Firefox logo at a Mozilla stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea

 

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market.

The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling “Directory Tiles” program, targeted at first-time users.

Novice Firefox users now see nine blank tiles when they open up the browser, which fill in over time with their most-visited or recently visited websites. Now, Mozilla intends to display the most popular sites by location, as well as sponsored websites that will be clearly labeled as such.

“While we have not worked out the entire product roadmap, we are beginning to talk to content partners about the opportunity, and plan to start showing Directory Tiles to new Firefox users as soon as we have the user experience right,” Darren Herman, vice president of content services, wrote in the blogpost.

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, which oversees the Mozilla Corp business that develops the Firefox browser, currently gets revenue from a search agreement with Google Inc. But Firefox, once the most popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet explorer, has been slowly ceding share to Google’s Chrome browser.

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Credit Card Angel

Image You are in the subway, the bus or even at the beach or the mountain and suddenly you realize that you lost your wallet or that it has been stolen. In your wallet you kept appart from your driving licence all your credit cards.

It is at this moment that you realize that you have to report the loss to the authorities and also cancel as fast as possible all your credit cards.

Therefore you are starting searching bank numbers either through internet, as long as you are near a wifi spot, or through phone services, with the according charges in order to report the loss. Then you are looking for a pen to write down the number or numbers that you need.

A group of Greek programmers with Mihali Athanasopoulo in charge has created a very usefull application that can save you time and burden. The app is compatible with all three platforms (Android, Iphone & Windows) and is usefull not only to Greek cardholders but also Germans, French, Americans, English and Australians and for the time being it is cost free.
The app is called Card Angel and as its name declares it is always there if you need it.

What is Card Angel.
Card Angel is a service that contains phone numbers to declare credit card loss or theft. Phone numbers are categorized by country and bank. The service can be used either locally or abroad.

How does the service works
The service is quite simple. In order to declare credit card theft or loss first of all you select the appropriate country icon – where the bank is stated. Then you select the bank that has provided the credit card and automatically the service is making the call to the bank`s department that deals with credit card loss. You don’t have to be on line in order to use the service.

As a result in case of card loss or theft the cardholder doesn’t waste valuable time trying to find the appropriate phones to call, since no internet connection is necessary or phone srvices with charges accordingly. Also an important issue is that no card information is stored and in this way you avoid the danger of finding important info in the wrong hands.

Below you can find the Links of the three APPLICATION STORES where the sevice is available.

1) Android: Card Angel

2) Iphone: Card Angel

3) Windows: Card Angel

Raspberry Ketone Forte

To Raspberry Ketone Forte είναι ένα εντελώς φυσικό και εύκολο στη χρήση προϊόν. Η επαναστατική του φόρμουλα περιλαμβάνει διάφορα ισχυρά θρεπτικά στοιχεία που μπορούν να σας βοηθήσουν να καταλαγιάσετε τη πείνα σας, μπορούν να σας δώσουν μια μεγάλη ώθηση ενέργειας, μπορεί να ενισχύσουν το μεταβολισμό σας και να προωθήσουν την απώλεια λίπους ιδιαίτερα όταν συνδυάζονται με τακτική άσκηση και μια καλά ισορροπημένη διατροφή με υγιεινές και οργανικές τροφές.

Finding my parents

If you were adopted, then you know how frustrating it can be not to know much about your heritage and genetics. Finding your birth parents can help you learn more about your family history and where you came from, as well as answer any questions you might have as to why you were given up for adoption and if you have any other biological family members.

Instructions

Talk to your adoptive parents about any information they have about your birth parents. So they don’t feel threatened by giving you information about your biological parents, be sure to tell them that you love them but are curious to find your biological family. Ask for names, an old address, the adoption agency or anything else they might know about your birth parents.

Contact the hospital where you were born for your birth records. While it is not done routinely, you could explain your situation and, at the very least, get a name and an old address to track down your birth parents. An old address can lead you to a neighbor who might know where your birth parents went or have forwarding information.

Seek out the adoption agency that you were placed with. It should have information as to whether your biological parents wanted you to contact them, and it might have the contact information so that you can find them. The agency may also have information if your birth parents never wanted to be contacted by you.

Register with the International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISSR, see References). This puts your name on the registry so that your birth parents can find you as well as you finding them. You can also search the database to see if your birth parents registered.

Article source: http://dimisilel.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/finding-my-parents/

Planning your own funeral

Article source: http://antispanos.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/planning-your-own-funeral/

Death may be the hardest issue to deal with and it is common wisdmon how painfull it is when dealing with someone you love death. The even more cold truth is that everything in life costs money funerals included. In face can range anywhere from five thousand dollars ($5,320 according to Fay Spano spokeswoman for the National Funeral Directors Association) all the way up to twenty thousand dollars.

There are situations in life that affect you for your entire life. Every time I deal with death I cant forget to remember a dear friend of mine when he told me about how his mother did the arrangements for her own funeral and how she told him about it. “I would like to talk to you about my funeral” that is how she began telling him about it. At that time he was about twenty five (25) years old. They sat together and – like he told me – they had the most intimate conversation they ever had. There are thousands of stories like this one, however it is not the common fact. Perhaps, one day, planning your funeral will be counted as a sensible thing to do.

Five wishes

Today more and more families are protecting their loved ones from the painful burden that end-of-life issues cause. As part of our dedication to serving your community we would like to extend two free special offers which include invaluable information on helping your family at these most difficult of times.
The Five Wishes ® booklet is a Living Will that lets people document how they want to be cared for if they become seriously ill and unable to make decisions on their own. It addresses medical wishes, while taking into consideration emotional and spiritual needs as well. The Five Wishes booklet also touches on the importance of preplanning funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements. It was written with the help of The American Bar Association’s Commission on the Legal Problems of the Elderly, and the nation’s leading experts in the end-of- life care. Because of increased public awareness in Living Wills and the direct tie-in to preplanning, you may wish to provide complimentary copies to your family and community. It’s also easy to use. All you have to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.

Read complete article on:  http://xatzibabi.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/five-wishes/