Stories by Sharon Gaudin

SETI hunt for alien life put on hold

The US federal and state budget squeeze is affecting life here on Earth - and beyond.

Amazon cloud outage staggers into Day 2

Amazon.com is well into the second day of trying to fix a cloud outage that has partially disabled or knocked out popular Web sites like Quora, Foursquare and Reddit.

Twitter launches bidding war for TweetDeck

Suddenly TweetDeck is a hot commodity.

Tablets continue to cannibalize PC sales

PC sales in the first quarter of this year suffered, and analysts are placing the blame on the tablet market and the disaster in Japan.

Twitter getting a rival?

Watch out Twitter. You might have some competition coming.

Could 7-year-old emails halve Zuckerberg's Facebook stake?

Could a few 7-year-old emails slice off as much as half of Mark Zuckerberg's stake in Facebook -- and the fortune he has earned from that stake?

Marking milestones in space flight, space shuttle program

This is a big day for NASA and space buffs around the world, who are clebrating two major anniversaries.

YouTube unveils live-streaming service

YouTube is expanding its video offerings, launching a live-streaming service to complement its catalog of recorded videos.

New Google CEO sweeps in with company reorg

Wasting no time, Larry Page, who became Google's CEO on Monday, quickly moved to shake up the Internet company's top management.

Google CEO Page hones in on social networking

Google's new CEO is making one thing clear - he'll be honing the company's focus in on social networking.

Facebook joins the ranks of industry's elite

Facebook's start-up days are long behind it.

Google reportedly to overhaul YouTube

Google's YouTube site is in the midst of an overhaul, according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday.

AMD closes in on Intel with move to 32nm chips

Intel may have made it to a 32-nanometer build process first, but rival Advanced Micro Devices has followed suit and is looking to make up some ground.

Japan disaster could boost 2011 chip revenue

The disaster in Japan may be a boost to worldwide semiconductor revenue, according to analysts.

Japan disaster puts historic hurt on chip industry

No other disaster has hurt the worldwide computer chip industry more than last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, according to analysts.