Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-22-15: Cartoonish Presidential Candidates

A pollster asked a focus group of Republican voters a bunch of questions about the GOP Presidential candidates. There were of course the boring old policy questions you would expect to see, but they also asked which cartoon character the voters thought be represented to candidates. Some of the highlights: The Hulk as Donald Trump & Stewie Griffin as Jeb Bush.

Interesting Stat of the Day: $223 million. How much Yahoo paid in the third quarter in “traffic acquisition costs,” which is when a company pays for traffic to its website. That’s up from $54 million in the same quarter last year.

Joe Biden announced that he will not run for President in 2016. He basically said there is not enough time to put together an effective campaign and his window has closed.

In technology news, YouTube is launching a streaming service on October 28 called YouTube Red meant to compete with Netflix. It eliminates ads across YouTube for a monthly fee of $9.99 and includes subscription to the Gaming app and a new YouTube app.

Plus, Scientists are already pointing radio telescopes at star KIC 8462852 looking for a signal.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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