News Headlines - 22 November 2014

Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites - CNET

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

The US District Court Judge approves $450 million Apple Inc E-Book settlement in antitrust lawsuit | The Westside Story

A federal judge gave her final nod to a settlement in which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has agreed to pay a whopping $450 million to as many as 23 million consumers for its alleged role in a conspiracy to fix eBook prices in New York on Friday. Apple was charged with violating antitrust law by colluding with publishers and pushing up eBook prices, in an attempt to capture a part of Amazon’s market.

6.8-magnitude earthquake in Japan collapses homes, causes injuries | Fox News

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

Sky shareholders in revolt over secretive and 'excessive' bonuses - The Independent

The pay-TV giant Sky has been hit by a revolt over pay as 55 per cent of independent shareholders failed to back the remuneration report.
The influential American shareholder watchdog ISS and British advisory group Pirc had recommended that investors abstain in the vote because of a lack of transparency over bonus targets.

British jihadi killed in Kobane fighting for ISIS | Daily Mail Online

A second British jihadi has been killed fighting for the Islamic State in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane, it has been claimed.
ISIS supporters on social media were yesterday mourning the death of 20-year-old Muslim convert Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, also known by a second nom de guerre of Abu Abdullah al-Britani.








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