Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA rover begins quest to discover life on Mars

NASA's $2.5 billion robotic rover Curiosity has begun its long journey to Mars on a mission that the space agency hopes will further its understanding of life in the universe.

Big Cyber Monday expected to follow strong Black Friday

If Black Friday was any indication of a move to online shopping, e-tailers on Cyber Monday may be headed to a record breaking sales day.

A high-tech pioneer reflects on the digital revolution

The man who led the design and development of the first microprocessor 40 years ago said that, at the time, he didn't foresee the extent of the digital revolution he was helping to create.

iSuppli drops 2011 semiconductor forecast on slow Q4

An industry analyst firm has lowered its forecast for the worldwide semiconductor market for this year because of declining revenue in the fourth quarter.

Google+ traffic jumps as users stay longer on site

Fledgling social network Google+ has had a recent traffic boost, recording its third-largest week of visits since the site launched in June, according to online traffic monitor Experian Hitwise.

Going social could be 'game changer' for Google Music

After months of speculation and anticipation, Google's online music store is live and it's going up against some big industry names, including Apple's iTunes and Spotify.

Cisco goes mobile with collaboration tool updates

In an attempt to move beyond the desktop, Cisco is updating two of its enterprise-level collaboration tools.

Facebook users reel from porn spam attack

After being bombarded with hard-core pornographic and violent images on their news feeds, some Facebook users may change how and if they use the social network, according to industry analysts.

Google to unveil music store to rival Apple iTunes

Those who have been waiting for word on Google's launching an online music store may have their questions answered later today.

40 years ago today: The Intel 4004 launches digital era

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Images of Google's online music store leak

It appears that Google is nearly ready to launch its much-anticipated online music store.

Cerf calls Internet governance critical issue in high tech

Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet, said Monday that Internet governance is one of the most critical issues in the high-tech world.

Top-secret Google X lab rethinks the future

Google is running a secret research lab in the San Francisco area where they're building robots and re-imagining the future, the New York Times reported yesterday.

Is Google+ or Facebook better for business?

Ever since Google came out with Google+ Pages for business on Monday, the company has taken heat for not giving enterprises basic tools with this initial offering.

Facebook may be close to privacy deal with FTC

Facebook is close to reaching a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the social network engaged in "deceptive behavior" when changing its privacy settings, according to a report Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.