Stories by Cameron Scott

Twitter suffers malware spam outbreak

A widespread spam attack linking to malware has broken out on Twitter, <a href="">according</a> to the security firm Sophos.

Written by Cameron Scott27 July 12 21:23

Google failed to delete all Street View data in UK

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.

Written by Cameron Scott27 July 12 19:56

Facebook says mobile ads successful, but analysts say challenges remain

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.

Written by Cameron Scott27 July 12 00:46

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

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.

Written by Cameron Scott26 July 12 13:06

BitTorrent looks to share some revenue with artists

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.

Written by Cameron Scott25 July 12 00:38

Google and EU reportedly poised to settle antitrust investigation

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.

Written by Cameron Scott24 July 12 20:23

SmartAsset delivers home-buying decision tool

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

Written by Cameron Scott24 July 12 12:10

Amazon offers to pay vocational training for warehouse staff

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.

Written by Cameron Scott23 July 12 22:53

Dropbox says no evidence of hack in investigation of spam

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.

Written by Cameron Scott20 July 12 23:03

Tech's center of gravity shifts north to San Francisco

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.

Written by Cameron Scott20 July 12 19:16

Motorola boosts Google revenue

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.

Written by Cameron Scott19 July 12 21:32

Bing and Google deepen social integration in search

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.

Written by Cameron Scott18 July 12 20:34

Skyhook promises constant mobile location without battery drain

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.

Written by Cameron Scott18 July 12 12:10