Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Groupon IPO surges despite Google, Facebook competition

Groupon's initial public offering today is off to a big start.

Google updates search algorithm, ups ante vs. Bing

Google is looking to freshen up its search results with updated algorithms.

Global chip market strengthens as Intel, AMD compete

Global computer chip revenue showed strong signs of life in the third quarter, jumping 16.1% compared to the same period in 2010.

Toyota expects to offer health care robots in 2013

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing high tech to health care, as it works on a family of robots geared to lift patients and help the paralyzed walk.

DHS to set up policies for monitoring Twitter, Facebook

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security receives information about potential threats to the U.S., agents may turn to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Google gives Gmail an updated look

Just a week after Google teased users with a sneak peak at a Gmail redesign, the official updates were released today.

Robots are taking mid-level jobs, changing the economy

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy, said industry watchers and MIT economists at a robotics symposium Monday. And, they said, the transition has already started.

Google+ comes to the enterprise via Google Apps

Google is beginning its big Google+ integration move.

Facebook-led foundation pushes for open data center tech

Facebook and several of its high-tech partners are rethinking how companies can handle big data with low-cost computing centers.'s second site crash could become e-comm nightmare

For the second time in six weeks, Target's Web site crashed Tuesday, and that is scary news for any major retailer heading into the holiday shopping season.

John McCarthy, one of the fathers of AI, dies at 84

<a href="">John McCarthy</a> , one of the grandfathers of artificial intelligence, died Sunday. He was 84.

Google+ may be linked to new online music store, report says

Google CEO Larry Page may be making good on his promise to begin integrating Google+ throughout all of Google's services.

Google: Bidding for Yahoo or driving up cost for Microsoft?

The pursuit of Yahoo seems to be heating up as a report Monday added Google to a list of interested suitors that is already said to include Microsoft.

Google readies Google+ for push into the enterprise

Google looks close to unleashing Google+ on the enterprise.

Google slips a sneak peak at Gmail redesign

Google seems to have accidentally given users a preview of an upcoming Gmail redesign.