Stories by Cameron Scott
U.S. financial institutions face a serious competitive threat from the rise of mobile wallet payments apps, according to a consumer study released Monday by Carlisle and Gallagher, a consulting firm that specializes in financial services.
The Menlo Park, California, city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve Facebook's plan to expand its headquarters in the city, pending a final procedural vote at its next meeting on June 5.
A McAfee study of PCs around the world found that 17 percent had no antivirus protection, and the U.S. outpaced the average with 19 percent of PCs unprotected.
Whether or not Facebook acquires facial recognition services provider Face.com, as rumors say it will, the persistence of the speculation calls attention to the expanding use of the technology in social applications.
Facebook introduced its own mobile photo app, Camera, on Thursday, bringing richer photo-sharing features to the platform even before the company closes its deal to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram.
Yahoo beefed up its search offerings on Wednesday when it launched Axis, an HTML5-based browser app that delivers search results as page previews rather than as links.
PC malware had its "busiest quarter in recent history," according to McAfee's quarterly security report released Wednesday.
Facebook is to settle a class-action lawsuit in California that accused it of appropriating its users' likenesses for its Sponsored Stories advertising feature, according to a court document filed Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the petition of Joel Tenenbaum, a former doctoral student at Boston University who faces a fine of US$675,000 for illegally downloading 30 songs.
The mobile gift-giving app Karma has announced it has been acquired by Facebook. The announcement came shortly after the markets closed on Facebook's first day as a publicly traded company.
The U.S. International Trade Commission issued an import ban Friday on any Android devices from Motorola that infringe one of Microsoft's patents.
Google will begin in the next few days to incorporate the "knowledge graph" it has been building for two years into its search results .
Twitter will begin delivering a weekly email digest to highlight for users the tweets they are most likely to be interested in, the company said Monday.