Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google+ set to become second only to Facebook

Google's fledgling Google+ is set to become the second-largest social network in the U.S. within the next year, according to a study released this week.

R.I.P. old Twitter; new Twitter takes over

That's it. The old Twitter design officially is gone and the New Twitter look and feel is all that's left.

Facebook use linked to teen psych disorders

Using Facebook and other social networks can have some significant negative effects on teenagers and young adults, says a California State University researcher.

NASA finds evidence of Martian water flows

NASA today announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars during the planet's warmest months.

Google+ starts out far faster than Facebook, Twitter

Google+ is going great guns right out of the gate, with the site starting out far better than rivals Facebook, Twitter and Myspace did.

Twitter snags 'significant' funding, looks to expand reach

Twitter confirmed today that it has raised a "significant round of funding" that executives hope to use to expand the site's reach.

At one month, Google+ already a 'major player'

Google+ on Thursday hit its one-month birthday and is already a major social networking player, analysts say.

Twitter gets down to business with promoted tweets

Twitter is looking to place its promoted tweets right in front of users' eyeballs in an attempt to boost its advertising business.

Google works to soothe users over real name controversy

Google has heard the public outcry about its name restrictions and the way it killed off many Google+ user accounts and is working fast to fix the problem.

Internet as hard to give up as cigarettes, liquor, study says

How would you handle giving up your Internet connection -- your Facebook friends, Twitter, online news and shopping -- for just a single day?

What would you pay for a Google+ invite?

Wish you were on Google's new social networking service, Google+?

In another shake-up, Twitter co-founder Stone steps away

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is stepping away from his day-to-day duties at Twitter.

Execs get ready: Workers will soon be running companies

In five years, employees will be running much of the show at many companies, and executives should plan to get out of their way as much as possible.

FTC probe could be hard, costly battle for Google

Google Friday acknowledged that it has received formal notification of a Federal Trade Commission review, prompting analysts to say the search company could be in for a long, tiring and expensive battle.

Facebook reportedly readying iPad app ... finally

The Internet is abuzz with reports that Facebook will finally come out with a dedicated iPad app.