Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Facebook fights California privacy push

California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.

San Francisco grabs onto the cloud with Microsoft

In a big cloud computing win for Microsoft, the city and county of San Francisco announced Wednesday that it is moving workers from multiple email systems to Microsoft's cloud-based email.

LinkedIn sets price for Thursday IPO

Hold on to your hat. The first of the social networking sites is about to launch its initial public offering, or IPO.

NASA astronauts use robot to inspect shuttle

Astronauts on NASA's space shuttle Endeavour are using the spacecraft's robotic arm to inspect the shuttle's heat shield for damage today.

NASA's Endeavour lifts off on final voyage

NASA's space shuttle Endeavour lifted off this morning on its final space flight.

Robotic exoskeleton helps paralyzed student walk

Thanks to university researchers and a metal robotic exoskeleton, a paralyzed student at UC Berkeley was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma over the weekend.

Microsoft, Facebook could use Skype against Google

Facebook may not have bought Skype, but the social networking company may still reap the benefits.

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.