Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google+ starts out far faster than Facebook, Twitter

Google+ is going great guns right out of the gate, with the site starting out far better than rivals Facebook, Twitter and Myspace did.

Twitter snags 'significant' funding, looks to expand reach

Twitter confirmed today that it has raised a "significant round of funding" that executives hope to use to expand the site's reach.

At one month, Google+ already a 'major player'

Google+ on Thursday hit its one-month birthday and is already a major social networking player, analysts say.

Twitter gets down to business with promoted tweets

Twitter is looking to place its promoted tweets right in front of users' eyeballs in an attempt to boost its advertising business.

Google works to soothe users over real name controversy

Google has heard the public outcry about its name restrictions and the way it killed off many Google+ user accounts and is working fast to fix the problem.

Internet as hard to give up as cigarettes, liquor, study says

How would you handle giving up your Internet connection -- your Facebook friends, Twitter, online news and shopping -- for just a single day?

What would you pay for a Google+ invite?

Wish you were on Google's new social networking service, Google+?

In another shake-up, Twitter co-founder Stone steps away

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is stepping away from his day-to-day duties at Twitter.

Execs get ready: Workers will soon be running companies

In five years, employees will be running much of the show at many companies, and executives should plan to get out of their way as much as possible.

FTC probe could be hard, costly battle for Google

Google Friday acknowledged that it has received formal notification of a Federal Trade Commission review, prompting analysts to say the search company could be in for a long, tiring and expensive battle.

Facebook reportedly readying iPad app ... finally

The Internet is abuzz with reports that Facebook will finally come out with a dedicated iPad app.

Facebook facial recognition flap gains momentum

Now that Connecticut Attorney General George has joined the brouhaha around Facebook's new facial recognition feature, it's possible the flap could get bigger.

DARPA, NASA seek ideas for starship travel

DARPA and NASA want the U.S. to be sending humans on interstellar space missions by 2111, and officials are seeking your help in accomplishing that goal.

Foursquare plans growth around readers who never check in

NEW YORK -- Foursquare, the mobile social media service built around users "checking in" to their current locations, is adding around a million users a month and should cross the 10 million mark next week, co-founder Dennis Croley said Wednesday.

Google live streams lunar eclipse

Afraid you're going to miss today's lunar eclipse? Google has a solution for you.