Juan Carlos PerezNews Editor, IDG News Service

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Juan Carlos Perez is a News Editor at IDG News Service, a wire service that covers the technology industry for all of the online and print magazines published globally by International Data Group.

Google

Google updates Social Search

Google is rolling out several enhancements to its Social Search feature that make links from someone's online circle of friends and contacts more prominent in query results.

Google payment system for publishers rivals Apple's

Google Wednesday launched a payment system for publishers of digital content, one day after Apple unveiled a similar system for its App Store.

Yahoo preps 'digital newstand' for tablets and cell phones

Yahoo has announced a "digital newstand" called Livestand for tablet devices and cell phones that has been designed to deliver content from the company's various sites and online publications.

Key hole

Report: Privacy worries many Facebook, Google users

A considerable number of Facebook and Google users worry about privacy and malware when using the social networking site and search engine, according to a survey from Gallup Poll and USA Today.