Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google, Facebook are dominant websites in 2011

Online giants Google and Facebook came out as the most-visited Web sites of 2011, according to a Nielsen report.

Google, Facebook rivalry to heat up in 2012

As Google works to make its Google+ social network a major competitor to market leader Facebook, the <a href="">battle between the two</a> could reach a critical point in 2012, analysts say.

Google, Microsoft each seek search 'game changer'

While Google and Microsoft waged "trench warfare" in the search business this year, both are hoping to come up with a market game changer for 2012.

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.