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.
Stories by Sharon Gaudin
Buying things has always been social.
What technology and technologists most interested the online world this year?
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 newest robotic rover has already begun its work although it's only a few weeks into its eight-month-long journey to Mars.
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.
Online holiday spending is up 15% so far this year, with Americans shelling out nearly $25 billion, according to online traffic monitor comScore.
Researchers have developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.
Google dove into the realm of facial recognition on Thursday, unveiling a tagging suggestion feature for its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221959/Google_traffic_jumps_as_users_stay_longer_on_site">Google+ social network</a>.
Facebook confirmed Thursday that it has launched a corporate reorganization around its product development.
Twitter announced a redesign today aimed at making the site more <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220943/With_250M_tweets_per_day_Twitter_plans_simplicity_strategy">customizable and easier to use</a>.
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.
A Facebook bug came back to haunt the company's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134246/The_Internet_is_incomplete_says_its_co_designer_Vinton_Cerf">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.
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.
- Data Management & Reporting Development Officer SA
- Product Owner NSW
- Remedy Administrator NSW
- Sr System Analyst ACT
- Senior Oracle DBA- Part time 20 hours WA
- Business Analyst ACT
- Messaging Engineer NSW
- Contract Systems Analyst (C++/JAVA/SQL) 160505/SA/971 Asia
- Senior Change Manager - Capital Markets NSW
- Senior Agile Business Analyst VIC