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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo is reportedly not going forward with plans to spinoff its stake in Alibaba.</b> Instead, the company is weighing up options on whether to sell its internet business, according to CNBC and The New York Times.<p><b>2. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam thinks Yahoo might make a good fit for his company if it</b> …

Advertising

Alain Ducasse's chocolate Christmas tree is assembled like flat-pack furniture

French chocolate company Alain Ducasse has released a dried fruit and nut-covered festive chocolate tree that comes in a flat-pack box.<p>The …

Bacon Is About To Take Mozzarella Sticks On A Wild Ride

So good they don't need the breadcrumbs.<p>Bacon, that irresistible breakfast meat we can't stop thinking about, has done it again. It's taken an already delicious food -- in this case, classic mozzarella sticks -- and made them even tastier. We know. We didn't think this feat was possible either. But …

11 Next-Level Gingerbread Cookies That Stir Up Tradition

These new takes are simply irresistible.<p>Gingerbread cookies rarely rank as number one when it comes to the best Christmas cookies. They make the rounds every year because they're part of the holiday tradition, but when faced with competition from beautifully iced sugar cookies and chocolatey …

Women Who Changed Fashion: The Designers

Celebrating the ladies who left their mark on the fashion industry.<p>Designers are the celebrities of the fashion industry. They channel their visions into namesake lines, revive old houses, and build total lifestyle brands. From Jeanne Lanvin, who began her empire as an entrepreneur before the 19th …

Coco Chanel

Roger Federer Splits from Coach Stefan Edberg, Adds Ivan Ljubicic to His Team

Tennis superstar Roger Federer has confirmed he has parted company with his coach Stefan Edberg after two years.<p>In a statement on his Facebook page, the 34-year-old world No. 3 thanked the Swede for his assistance since they linked up in 2014 and also confirmed how his coaching team would be …

GoEuro Gets $45M To Make Long Distance Trips By Public Transport As Easy As Uber

While on-demand startups like Uber and BlaBlaCar continue to pack warchests with massive funding rounds as investors bet big that leveraging individual car ownership is the key to powering gigantic transportation/logistics businesses, other startups are taking a different route. And investors …

Goldman Sachs

Google's Pixel C tablet now available in the UK from £399

Google's Pixel C might not be the tablet to replace your laptop, but it's still a beautifully put together device with oodles of power. If you've had your eye on the convertible after first seeing it a few months ago, know it's now available through Google's online store, but it don't exactly come …

German robots to make first Adidas running shoes in 2016

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) - A German factory operated largely by robots will make its first 500 pairs of running shoes for Adidas early next year as the sportswear company seeks to cut labor costs and speed up delivery to fashion-conscious consumers.<p>Shareholders of Adidas look at shoes …

Shoes

VW says CO2 emissions scandal not as bad as feared

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) understated carbon dioxide emissions on many fewer vehicles than initially feared, it said on Wednesday, providing some relief to the automaker as it battles a wider diesel emissions scandal affecting up to 11 million cars.<p>Europe’s biggest motor …

Diesel Emissions

Ukraine conflict has left more than 9,000 dead, says UN

Report says over 20,000 injured since start of war last year, but ceasefire in August has contributed to sharp decline in casualties<p>More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new ceasefire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties …

Government Suspected Of Wanting CIA Torture Report To Remain Secret

A Senate panel released a redacted synopsis of the 7,000 page report. Copies of the full classified report sent to federal agencies have gone unread. Some fear the report may never be made public.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Let's remember a year ago today, the Senate released what's become known …

Hundreds of thousands are signing up to ban Donald Trump from the UK

LONDON — A petition to block Donald Trump from entering the UK has exceeded 275,000 signatures, as British politicians and the public line up to …

Who needs windows? New plane puts passengers in the hold

The latest patent filed by Zodiac Aerospace, the French aircraft equipment manufacturer, takes aircraft design to a whole new level - a lower one, that is, with windows replaced by screens along the length of the aircraft displaying live footage captured by cameras placed on the outside of the …

In-flight Entertainment

Here's the Best Thing Our Account Executive Made This Weekend

We get asked all the time: What do you cook at home? Here's some inspiration from one of our account executives, Jane Poretsky:<p>As I was walking home from my first shift at the Food52 Holiday Market last night, I mentally envisioned what I was going to cook. My Sunday nights usually involve a …

Benedict Cumberbatch to defeat the Nazis again in The War Magician

British star will play a famed illusionist, Jasper Maskelyne, who claimed to have turned the tide in North Africa with the help of his infamous ‘Magic Gang’<p>He has already saved the world from the Nazis once as legendary codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Now Benedict Cumberbatch looks …

North Africa

Strong earthquake off Indonesia’s Ambon island

USGS reports a 6.9-magnitude quake this morning – a strong earthquake – in the ocean near Indonesia’s Ambon Island. Why this region is prone to …

Nothing Rosy About 'The Lady in the Van': A Review

Set in mid-century London, "The Lady in the Van" douses us with sweeping orchestration - all tooting clarinets that sound twee as only clarinets can …