GOOD DAY FOR: Going vegetarian, after the rising cost of meat in Cambodia, where inflation is officially at 37 percent, has made rat meat increasingly popular. But even rat meat, now $1.28 a kilogram, has quadrupled in price this year. “Not only are our poor eating it, but there is also demand from Vietnamese living on the border with us,” said agriculture official Ly Marong. (Reuters)
BAD DAY FOR: Added value, as Best Buy is offering a service in which it will remove all the free software that comes on PCs, for a fee of $30. Such services spell trouble for the software industry, which pays PC makers hundreds of millions of dollars to preinstall programs for photo editing, personal finance, and other services. Critics call it “bloatware” that slows computers down. (The New York Times)
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