Office Startpage for Web Browser

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Rainier
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Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Rainier » 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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Pixafari » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:44 am

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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Ged » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 am

http://apnews.com is relatively free of pandering.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Cheez-It Guy » 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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by lthenderson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:31 am

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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Raymond » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 am

BBC or AP News or Reuters.
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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by HawkeyePierce » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:48 pm

BBC gets my vote as well.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by CFM300 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:24 pm

Two others to consider:

NPR News

Reuters

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by Rainier » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 am

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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by F150HD » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 am

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.

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by mmmodem » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:20 am

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

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Re: Office Startpage for Web Browser

Post by JoeRetire » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:56 am

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.
Don't be a lemming.

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