Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Lenovo passes Dell in 'disappointing' PC market

Lenovo passed Dell to become the second-largest worldwide PC vendor behind Hewlett-Packard in the third 2011 quarter, pushing back rival Dell.

Google engineer slams Google+ as 'pathetic afterthought'

A Google engineer has caused an online stir by posting a long rant on Google+ that slams Google and calls the company's new social network a "pathetic afterthought."

AMD's 8-core desktop chip puts it back in the race with Intel

Advanced Micro Devices is looking to get back into the race with Intel with the introduction of its eight-core desktop chip and its new Bulldozer architecture.

Google rises, Yahoo drops in US search market

After slipping to a two-year low in August, Google inched back up in the US search market.

Social media revenue to hit $US10.3bn in 2011

It's a good year to be a social networking site.

Companies slow to take on social media, survey finds

Corporate executives see the need to use social media to connect with their customers, but many acknowledge that they're still figuring out how best to do it.

Facebook finally unveils Apple iPad app

After months of anticipation, Facebook finally released its first app for the iPad.

Facebook acquires start-up

Facebook has acquired, a start-up that created a Facebook app designed to help users pose questions to online friends.

Steve Jobs' death creates Twitter surge

Traffic hit near-record levels on Twitter on Wednesday after news spread of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death.

Twitter suffers 1-hour outage

Twitter suffered trouble early Friday, when the site homepage crashed for about an hour.

Tech elite share Jobs tributes on Facebook, Google+

When Steve Jobs' friends, colleagues and even competitors wanted to share their memories and feelings about their loss, they turned to social networking sites.

Twitter, Facebook flooded with reaction to Jobs' death

The Internet and social networks like Facebook and Twitter immediately lit up Wednesday night with the news of the death of Apple Chairman Steve Jobs.

Microsoft may bid again for Yahoo, report says

Just three years after a failed attempt to buy Yahoo, Microsoft may be considering whether to try again, Reuters reported today.

Google downgraded on threat from Facebook

A brokerage and investment banking firm downgraded Google from "buy" to "hold" because of the growing threat from social media companies like Facebook. crashes as iPhone 4S unveiled

Shortly before Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, the company's Web site went down.