Tech news from around the web:
- Google has taken steps to deal with a spate of malicious Android applications that were posted on the official Android Market and other third-party websites, AllThingsDigital reports. The attacks, which took place last week, have prompted Google to remotely kill off the malicious applications on Android handsets.
- AT&T is planning to offer a daily deals service for local markets via its YP.com directory site, according PaidContent . The US telecoms giant already has a local advertising business that it will be able to use in the service, while YP.com gets more than 23m unique visitors a month.
- Angry Birds, the popular and addictive physics-based iPhone game, is coming to Facebook next month, says Mashable. Mikael Hed, chief executive of mobile gaming group Rokio, says the game will have ‘completely new aspects to it that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform’.
- Engadget is speculating why Sprint has booked a two-and-a-half-hour slot at CTIA Wireless conference later this month. New mobile models Engadget believed could be announced at the presentation include: the Nexus S 4G, a Evo 3D from HTC and a Evo View tablet computer.