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Twitter suffers malware spam outbreak

By Cameron Scott | 27 July, 2012 21:23

A widespread spam attack linking to malware has broken out on Twitter, according to the security firm Sophos.

Google failed to delete all Street View data in UK

By Cameron Scott | 27 July, 2012 19:56

Google disclosed Friday in an email to the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office that it had not yet deleted all user data collected by its Street View vehicles, as it had agreed to more than 18 months ago.

Facebook says mobile ads successful, but analysts say challenges remain

By Cameron Scott | 27 July, 2012 00:46

Facebook seemed to answer at least one burning question about its mobile business on Thursday -- it doesn't plan to build its own smartphone -- but it's still not entirely clear how it will capitalize on its rapidly expanding base of mobile users.

Facebook boosts revenue by 32 per cent in first public financial report

By Cameron Scott | 26 July, 2012 20:48

Facebook boosted revenue by 32 percent in its first earnings report as a public company, bringing in US$1.18 billion and topping analysts' expectations slightly.

Online socializing preferred by 40 percent in U.S. poll

By Cameron Scott | 26 July, 2012 13:06

Forty percent of all Americans said they feel more comfortable interacting online than in person, according to a study released Thursday by digital marketing firm Performics.

BitTorrent looks to share some revenue with artists

By Cameron Scott | 25 July, 2012 00:38

The file-sharing company BitTorrent has begun testing an advertising model through which it would share ad revenue with content producers whose work is downloaded through the service, promising a way for artists to monetize informal sharing of their digital content.

Google and EU reportedly poised to settle antitrust investigation

By Cameron Scott | 24 July, 2012 20:23

Google and the European Commission appear close to a settlement that would end the Commission's investigation of the American Internet giant for potential violations of European antitrust regulations, according to The New York Times.

SmartAsset delivers home-buying decision tool

By Cameron Scott | 24 July, 2012 12:10

SmartAsset launched on Tuesday a home-buying decision-making tool that it claims will deliver significantly more personalized advice than existing online mortgage calculators.

Amazon offers to pay vocational training for warehouse staff

By Cameron Scott | 23 July, 2012 22:53

Amazon is offering to cover 95 percent of the cost of vocational training courses to help its warehouse staff pursue jobs in other careers, including many that Amazon does not offer, the company said Monday in a letter posted on its home page.

Dropbox says no evidence of hack in investigation of spam

By Cameron Scott | 20 July, 2012 23:03

Dropbox's ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated, according to an update Friday to the company's user forum.

Pinterest locked user accounts due to spam outbreak

By Cameron Scott | 20 July, 2012 20:32

Pinterest has locked an undisclosed number of user accounts as a result of a spam outbreak, the company confirmed in an email on Friday.

Tech's center of gravity shifts north to San Francisco

By Cameron Scott | 20 July, 2012 19:16

The venture capitalist Vinod Khosla recently described Silicon Valley as a state of mind, rather than a geographical place. If that's the case, that state of mind can increasingly be found in San Francisco.

Motorola boosts Google revenue

By Cameron Scott | 19 July, 2012 21:32

Google has reported a profit of $US2.79 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 11 per cent over the same period of last year, in the company's first financial statement since it finalised its acquisition of Motorola in May.

Bing and Google deepen social integration in search

By Cameron Scott | 18 July, 2012 20:34

Microsoft and Google are each taking steps to extend the social networking capabilities in their search services, with the goal of making it easier to find or share useful results.

Skyhook promises constant mobile location without battery drain

By Cameron Scott | 18 July, 2012 12:10

Skyhook introduced on Wednesday a new version of its location engine for mobile apps that it said will allow smartphones to determine a user's location once a minute throughout the day without draining the battery.

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