Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Security threats from mobile malware are on the rise and nearly 95 percent of targets operate on the Android operating system. That's according to a new report from mobile security firm NQ Mobile. It estimates that nearly 33 million Android devices were targeted by malware in 2012, a jump of more than 200 percent from the previous year. The NQ report also revealed that China, India and Russia were the top three countries with infected mobile devices.
Simon and Schuster turns a page, allowing libraries access to its full e-catalog. The publishing house announced a year-long pilot program with library systems in three New York City boroughs, making books from Stephen King, Jodi Picoult and other authors available to readers. There will be a limit to how often e-books can be borrowed. The publisher's president says she hopes to add more libraries before the trial year is over.
AT&T is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. It's $199 with a two year contract. That's for the 16gig version of the smartphone. No word on when the phone will actually go on sale in stores, or when pre-orders will be delivered.
Symantec: Android Still The Main Target For Mobile Malware Writers http://t.co/E15qc6fIZd
Android malware infections found to have tripled in 2012 http://t.co/hbFLhJbM7G
Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says http://t.co/wUJ5xnkblm
After resisting offering e-book lending for years, Simon and Schuster begins 1-year pilot project with NY Public Libraries.
Next up, Simon & Schuster, with their Books and the City project. #communities #lbf13
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Available for Pre-Order on AT&T http://t.co/BBn60xADEj
Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30 http://t.co/R8wu02T9DT