Elizabeth HeichlerIDG News Service

Malware delivered to thousands via ads on Yahoo.com

Yahoo has removed an ad after malware delivery was found by security firm Fox-IT.

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Google makes timely purchase of Swiss app developer

Bitspin said it is joining Google, implying the company and its Timely app are being acquired by the search giant.

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Verizon, Vodafone reportedly close to $130 billion deal

Verizon and Vodafone are close to a deal that will see the U.S.-based carrier buy out the U.K. company's stake in Verizon Wireless for US$130 billion, according to press reports.

U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law

Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.

Google said to be close to buying Waze, developer of crowdsourced map app

Google is close to a deal to acquire Waze, maker of the eponymous crowdsourced mapping app, for at least $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal and others.

'The Human Face of Big Data' shows how tech changes lives

"The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

Apple Sues Motorola Over Patents in Mobile Phones

Apple filed two lawsuits against Motorola and Motorola Mobility late Friday in a US federal court, claiming violations of its patents.