Stories by Cameron Scott

Google profit soars, but key metric declines

Google's profit soared 61 percent in the first quarter, but the average "cost per click" paid to Google by advertisers declined for the second quarter running, the company reported Thursday.

Google+ update irks developers

When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform, and at least one prominent developer is fuming.

Google+ gets a facelift

Google+ began rolling out a redesign on Wednesday that it hopes will make the social platform "easier to use and nicer to look at," according to a blog post.

Detroit makes pitch for ousted Yahoo employees

Quicken Loans and two affiliated Detroit venture capital firms have issued a call for the roughly 2,000 Yahoo employees who received pink slips last week to move to the Motor City to bolster the blighted city's efforts at revitalization.

Study: Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.

'Girls Around Me' shows a dark side of social networks

The makers of the mobile app Girls Around Me came under fire Monday for helping men to "stalk" unsuspecting women, but the incident also reveals how much we still have to learn about what social networks reveal about us.

Yahoo serves Mojito for Web app development

Yahoo on Monday released an open-source Web application framework called Mojito that aims to make it faster for developers to write apps that can run on all major device platforms, including smartphones, PCs, iOS and Android.

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