Stories by Sharon Gaudin

NASA extends shuttle mission schedule into 2011

As expected, NASA has pushed back the dates of its last two space shuttle flights, which will delay the fleet's retirement date until early next year.

MIT researchers promise an Internet that's 100x faster and cheaper

MIT researchers have developed technology that they say not only will make the Internet 100 to 1,000 times faster, but also could make high-speed data access a lot cheaper.

Despite compromise, Google partially blocked in China

Just one day after Google made a major effort to work with the Chinese government, the search firm reported that its service is being partially blocked in China.

Intel to focus on how computers will be used in the future

Intel Corp. is creating a new research lab dedicated to helping scientists figure out how people will use computers in the future.

In its battle with China, Google takes a step back

Google may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.

Web abuzz on talk of Google Facebook killer

Speculation is spreading around the Web that Google is building a site that could be a Facebook-killer.

Nanotech, off-the-shelf lets doctors camera see cancer cells

Researchers have added nanoechnology to an off-the-shelf digital camera to help doctors distinguish healthy cells from cancerous cells in the human body.

Microsoft's Bing turns up the heat in war with Google

Microsoft fired another salvo as its battle against Google for search turf heated up this week.

BP Fails to Exploit Web 2.0's Potential

BP PLC has mostly failed to take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to use social networks to at least partially blunt a public relations nightmare that started two months ago when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico , causing a massive spill.

Twitter tests new ad revenue source with Toy Story 3

Twitter on Thursday kicked off a test of a new revenue source.

Facebook slammed again over privacy

Just when it seemed that Facebook's privacy tumult was quieting down, more fuel was added to the fire this week.

BP, in crisis mode, misses social networking target

While oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico and BP Plc. faces PR nightmare, the last thing the company needed to do was make matters worse.

Google's new Bing-like look disappears

Only hours after launching vibrant background imagery on its homepage, Google stripped the page back to its usual stark white.

Ford takes Google Maps for a ride

Looking to take a road trip this summer? Ford Motor Co. and Google have joined forces to make it easier to get where you're headed.

Twitterverse explodes with 2B tweets in May

Are you tweeting more these days? Seems somebody is.