Scientists working to find the elusive "God particle" say they've discovered "intriguing" signs that it does exist and they are closing in on what could be a basic building block of the universe.
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Online holiday spending is up 15% so far this year, with Americans shelling out nearly $25 billion, according to online traffic monitor comScore.
Researchers have developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.
Google dove into the realm of facial recognition on Thursday, unveiling a tagging suggestion feature for its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221959/Google_traffic_jumps_as_users_stay_longer_on_site">Google+ social network</a>.
Facebook confirmed Thursday that it has launched a corporate reorganization around its product development.
Twitter announced a redesign today aimed at making the site more <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220943/With_250M_tweets_per_day_Twitter_plans_simplicity_strategy">customizable and easier to use</a>.
After the U.K. government blamed social networks for fueling the riots last summer, a study shows that Twitter did not incite rioters but was used as a source for positive work.
A Facebook bug came back to haunt the company's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134246/The_Internet_is_incomplete_says_its_co_designer_Vinton_Cerf">Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the inventors of the Internet</a> , recently said that Internet governance is one of the most important issues in the high-tech world.
As the end of the year approaches, a look at what people searched for and shared online can start painting a picture of what most interested people during 2011.
Intel has taken on a challenge from Samsung Electronics head-on by picking up the pace and regaining its long-held dominance in the worldwide chip market.
After years of going up against Intel and not fairing so well, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is no longer going to focus on its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221461/Global_chip_market_strengthens_as_Intel_AMD_compete">long-standing rival</a>.
With Lenovo surging in the PC maker market, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is facing a serious challenge to its long-standing first-place position.
After angering users with one privacy misstep after another, Facebook yesterday <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222242/Facebook_settles_FTC_privacy_complaints">settled charges by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission</a> (FTC) that it had deceived users and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9191662/Facebook_battles_another_privacy_firestorm">shared information it had told them would be private</a>.
Facebook executives reportedly are looking to take the company public this coming spring with an eye on valuing the social network at more than $100 billion.
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