Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Caught! Facebook admits running anti-Google campaign

Facebook has been caught hiring a well-known PR firm to plant anti-Google stories in the media.

Google Music takes on Apple iTunes, Amazon

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O developers conference by giving people what they'd been speculating about for months - an online music service.

With Skype buy, Microsoft plays keep-away with Google

Microsoft's scooping up of Skype should be a great boon for the software maker, despite the hefty $8.5 billion price tag, say industry analysts.

LinkedIn to sell shares for $32-$35 in upcoming IPO

Professional social networking site LinkedIn is gearing up for its initial public offering, reporting that it plans to offer 7.84 million shares for $32 to $35 per share.

Google may have missed mark with search page experiment

Google is experimenting with a new look for its search results page, and so far users don't seem impressed.

Will Apple ditch Intel for ARM?

Online speculation is starting to pick up speed that Apple is looking to ditch Intel chips and move to ARM-based processors for its Mac line of laptops.

Intel's 3D transistor fuels tablet fight with ARM

Intel's new 3D transistor technology should position the chip maker to grab hold of a piece of the burgeoning tablet market that it's been missing out on.

Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage

For a company that's known as the dominant player in the cloud market, Amazon's troubles on Thursday means a black eye for the company and for the cloud in general.

NASA says Endeavour won't launch before May 8

After calling off last Friday's planned final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, NASA now says the earliest it might lift off is May 8.

Twitter hits record on news of bin Laden's death

Before President Barack Obama officially informed the country and the world that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, Facebook and Twitter were lit with news and celebratory postings.

NASA's Endeavour set for final space flight

Barring bad weather, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour is prepped and ready to blast off on its final journey into space this afternoon.

Yahoo says 1M users affected by email outage

A day after Yahoo's email service suffered a partial outage, the company reported that about 1 million users were affected.

Facebook helps tornado victims find lost items

A graduation announcement. A page torn from a calendar, noting a father's birthday. Tattered pictures of children. An ultrasound image of an unborn baby.

Programmer-turned-astronaut to lift off on NASA's Endeavour

Mission Specialist Gregory Chamitoff settles in aboard the space shuttle Endeavour during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo courtesy of NASA) One of the six men lifting off onboard NASA's space shuttle Endeavour Friday is a computer programmer who built software for spacecraft before becoming an astronaut.

Yahoo email suffers partial outage

Yahoo's email service was struggling Thursday with users around the globe complaining that they've had no access for most of the day.

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