Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Online retailers turn to social networks for holiday profits

Buying things has always been social.

Steve Jobs, Google+ and iPhone top Google's 2011 search list

What technology and technologists most interested the online world this year?

Facebook pushes out Timeline of users' online lives

Remember that photo of you at last year's company holiday party? It was so embarrassing the day your Facebook friends kept commenting on it.

NASA's new rover begins work while on trip to Mars

NASA's newest robotic rover has already begun its work although it's only a few weeks into its eight-month-long journey to Mars.

Scientists closing in on 'God particle' existence

Scientists working to find the elusive "God particle" say they've discovered "intriguing" signs that it does exist and they are closing in on what could be a basic building block of the universe.

Holiday online spending up 15% as Green Monday hits

Online holiday spending is up 15% so far this year, with Americans shelling out nearly $25 billion, according to online traffic monitor comScore.

New tiny circuit may lead to smaller, more powerful devices

Researchers have developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.

Google unveils 'Find My Face' tool for Google+

Google dove into the realm of facial recognition on Thursday, unveiling a tagging suggestion feature for its <a href="">Google+ social network</a>.

Facebook goes through corporate reorg

Facebook confirmed Thursday that it has launched a corporate reorganization around its product development.

Twitter unveils redesign, touts ease-of-use

Twitter announced a redesign today aimed at making the site more <a href="">customizable and easier to use</a>.

Twitter didn't fuel U.K. riots, study says

After the U.K. government blamed social networks for fueling the riots last summer, a study shows that Twitter did not incite rioters but was used as a source for positive work.

Facebook disables bug used to expose Zuckerberg photos

A Facebook bug came back to haunt the company's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Cerf: Internet Governance Critical Issue

<a href="">Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the inventors of the Internet</a> , recently said that Internet governance is one of the most important issues in the high-tech world.

Top search queries, Facebook posts shine light on 2011

As the end of the year approaches, a look at what people searched for and shared online can start painting a picture of what most interested people during 2011.

Intel surges further ahead of Samsung in chip market

Intel has taken on a challenge from Samsung Electronics head-on by picking up the pace and regaining its long-held dominance in the worldwide chip market.