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Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:33 am
by Rainier
Currently my homepage at work is Yahoo Finance and I'm pretty much fed up with it. Toxic financial dribble, annoying ads and auto playing videos.

Any other suggestions for a startpage that is generally news oriented? I'm not interested in CNN or FoxNews. I'd like something more balanced (if that exists), financial news is okay but it shouldn't be the main point of the page.

Open to suggestions and not looking to start a contentious debate.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:44 am
by Pixafari
While far from perfect, I use my.yahoo.com and customize its content with the feeds I want. Haven’t found one consistently balanced news source so use multiple sources to approximate a balance.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 am
by Ged
http://apnews.com is relatively free of pandering.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:11 am
by Cheez-It Guy
I like BBC for world news. Less partisan when it comes to US issues, but still adequately covered.

https://www.bbc.com/news

Use an ad-blocker on any site you choose.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:31 am
by lthenderson
Cheez-It Guy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:11 am
I like BBC for world news. Less partisan when it comes to US issues, but still adequately covered.

https://www.bbc.com/news

Use an ad-blocker on any site you choose.
+1

I actually just use the google search page as my home page but if I had to pick a news site that isn't so partisan, I would choose the BBC site.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am
by Raymond
BBC or AP News or Reuters.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:48 pm
by HawkeyePierce
BBC gets my vote as well.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:24 pm
by CFM300
Two others to consider:

NPR News

Reuters

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 am
by Rainier
Thanks. Tried Reuters yesterday. Nice with no ads but the main page doesn't auto-update, only the scrolling bar on the left.

Might try BBC News today.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 am
by F150HD
Rainier wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:33 am
Currently my homepage at work is Yahoo Finance and I'm pretty much fed up with it. Toxic financial dribble, annoying ads and auto playing videos.

Any other suggestions for a startpage that is generally news oriented? I'm not interested in CNN or FoxNews. I'd like something more balanced (if that exists), financial news is okay but it shouldn't be the main point of the page.

Open to suggestions and not looking to start a contentious debate.
always liked Yahoo finance, nice array of interesting articles....though same issue w/ ads and autoplay. Many links often direct to other sites, can be a PITA. Too bad ads cannot be kept 'static' they don't bog down a mobile device as much.

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:20 am
by mmmodem
I also used to have Yahoo as my browser start page. I put up with the increasing banner ads but the auto play videos was the last straw.

I switched to news.google.com last year. Initially, it wasn't very good but as I clicked on articles, it learned my tastes and only curates stories I'm interested in. Call it creepy or invading my privacy if you prefer but I like it.

Not coincidentally, I am often served articles that are from finance.Yahoo.com... makes sense

Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:56 am
by JoeRetire
Rainier wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:33 am
Any other suggestions for a startpage that is generally news oriented? I'm not interested in CNN or FoxNews. I'd like something more balanced (if that exists), financial news is okay but it shouldn't be the main point of the page.
Google News. https://news.google.com

You can tune it to include, ignore, or prefer any site's news you choose.

If your idea of "more balanced" means "No CNN and no Foxnews", they can be easily hidden.