Stories by Sharon Gaudin

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.

Microsoft tries to make Hotmail cool again with overhaul

Microsoft is trying to overhaul Hotmail in an attempt to make its free email service cool again.

Google+ rides momentum up social net ranks

Just weeks after opening up membership to Google+, visits to the new social network are booming.

Yahoo, ABC team up for news alliance

Yahoo, looking to fight its way back to being an A-list online player, announced today that it is teaming up with ABC News.

Google is most-sought employer -- again

If you're a college student and want to work for Google, you're definitely not alone.

Facebook tracking prompts call for FTC probe

Facebook's tracking technology has landed the social network in hot water, with two lawmakers calling for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation.

Google slips to lowest search share in 2 years

Google's share of the U.S. search engine market has dropped below 65% for the first time in two years, new data shows.

Without Bartz, will Yahoo rebuild or sell?

With Carol Bartz out as CEO at Yahoo, speculation is rampant that the board of directors is looking to sell the struggling company.

Google buys Zagat, targets Groupon, Facebook

With Zagat's restaurant reviewing operation now in its arsenal, Google is in a position to radically change the daily deals market.

Amazon redesigning site for tablets, report says

Online retailer is reportedly redesigning its Web site, which sells everything from books to electronics and handbags, with a focus on supporting tablet computer users.