Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Cerf: Internet Governance Critical Issue

<a href="">Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the inventors of the Internet</a> , recently said that Internet governance is one of the most important issues in the high-tech world.

Top search queries, Facebook posts shine light on 2011

As the end of the year approaches, a look at what people searched for and shared online can start painting a picture of what most interested people during 2011.

Intel surges further ahead of Samsung in chip market

Intel has taken on a challenge from Samsung Electronics head-on by picking up the pace and regaining its long-held dominance in the worldwide chip market.

AMD moves away from Intel rivalry, rethinks course

After years of going up against Intel and not fairing so well, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is no longer going to focus on its <a href="">long-standing rival</a>.

Lenovo surges, challenging HP in PC market

With Lenovo surging in the PC maker market, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is facing a serious challenge to its long-standing first-place position.

Will FTC force Facebook onto privacy straight and narrow?

After angering users with one privacy misstep after another, Facebook yesterday <a href="">settled charges by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission</a> (FTC) that it had deceived users and <a href="">shared information it had told them would be private</a>.

Facebook may aim for 2012 IPO and $100bn value

Facebook executives reportedly are looking to take the company public this coming spring with an eye on valuing the social network at more than $100 billion.

Three out of 10 Americans do most holiday shopping online

As shoppers eagerly take advantage of Cyber Monday deals, a new poll shows that nearly three out of 10 Americans will do most of their holiday shopping online this year.

NASA rover begins quest to discover life on Mars

NASA's $2.5 billion robotic rover Curiosity has begun its long journey to Mars on a mission that the space agency hopes will further its understanding of life in the universe.

Big Cyber Monday expected to follow strong Black Friday

If Black Friday was any indication of a move to online shopping, e-tailers on Cyber Monday may be headed to a record breaking sales day.

A high-tech pioneer reflects on the digital revolution

The man who led the design and development of the first microprocessor 40 years ago said that, at the time, he didn't foresee the extent of the digital revolution he was helping to create.

iSuppli drops 2011 semiconductor forecast on slow Q4

An industry analyst firm has lowered its forecast for the worldwide semiconductor market for this year because of declining revenue in the fourth quarter.

Google+ traffic jumps as users stay longer on site

Fledgling social network Google+ has had a recent traffic boost, recording its third-largest week of visits since the site launched in June, according to online traffic monitor Experian Hitwise.

Going social could be 'game changer' for Google Music

After months of speculation and anticipation, <a href="">Google's online music store</a> is live and it's going up against some big industry names, including Apple's iTunes and Spotify.

Cisco goes mobile with collaboration tool updates

In an attempt to move beyond the desktop, Cisco is updating two of its enterprise-level collaboration tools.