Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Google gives Gmail an updated look

Just a week after Google teased users with a sneak peak at a Gmail redesign, the official updates were released today.

Robots are taking mid-level jobs, changing the economy

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy, said industry watchers and MIT economists at a robotics symposium Monday. And, they said, the transition has already started.

Google+ comes to the enterprise via Google Apps

Google is beginning its big Google+ integration move.

Facebook-led foundation pushes for open data center tech

Facebook and several of its high-tech partners are rethinking how companies can handle big data with low-cost computing centers.'s second site crash could become e-comm nightmare

For the second time in six weeks, Target's Web site crashed Tuesday, and that is scary news for any major retailer heading into the holiday shopping season.

John McCarthy, one of the fathers of AI, dies at 84

<a href="">John McCarthy</a> , one of the grandfathers of artificial intelligence, died Sunday. He was 84.

Google+ may be linked to new online music store, report says

Google CEO Larry Page may be making good on his promise to begin integrating Google+ throughout all of Google's services.

Google: Bidding for Yahoo or driving up cost for Microsoft?

The pursuit of Yahoo seems to be heating up as a report Monday added Google to a list of interested suitors that is already said to include Microsoft.

Google readies Google+ for push into the enterprise

Google looks close to unleashing Google+ on the enterprise.

Google slips a sneak peak at Gmail redesign

Google seems to have accidentally given users a preview of an upcoming Gmail redesign.

Is Microsoft gunning for Yahoo again?

The will-they-or-won't-they questions are heating up again.

40M U.S. mobile users access social nets every day

There's a good chance that if you didn't access Facebook or Twitter last year, you do today.

Ballmer touts Bing; analysts still wary about its future

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Tuesday touted the success of the Bing search engine in the back yard of rival and search king Google.

Online and offline commerce on cusp of a convergence

SAN FRANCISCO -- Spurred by the growth of mobile devices and social media, we're on the cusp of a convergence between online and offline commerce.

Michael Dell sees HP confusion as a big opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO -- As Hewlett-Packard waffles on whether it will continue to produce computers, the CEO of rival Dell Inc. said HP's customers are losing confidence and looking to other vendors.