Articles By Cameron Scott

Facebook acquires facial recognition software firm

Facebook has acquired Face.com, the facial recognition software company whose products power Facebook's photo tagging suggestions, according to a blog post.Rumors of the acquisition began to circulate in late May.  Face.com also provides branded Facebook apps.

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Google rolls out Trusted Stores program

Google launched a Trusted Stores program on Thursday that will provide online shoppers with customer satisfaction scores for participating merchants, according to a company blog post. Google will serve a Trusted Store badge

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Mobile wallets could hurt traditional banking business: report

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

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.There were almost 350 crowdfunding

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Yahoo launches advertising dashboard for small business

Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for them.  The move comes as part of new CEO Scott

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Cameron Scott

Facebook profit falls in advance of IPO

Facebook announced on Monday that its total revenue rose 45 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but its profit fell 12 percent.Facebook boosted revenue fromUS$731 million in the first

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Demand your data from Internet companies: Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee has said that the problem with companies like Facebook and Google is not that they collect vast troves of data about their users, but that they don't share with them what

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Cameron Scott