Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Social media revenue to hit $US10.3bn in 2011

It's a good year to be a social networking site.

Companies slow to take on social media, survey finds

Corporate executives see the need to use social media to connect with their customers, but many acknowledge that they're still figuring out how best to do it.

Facebook finally unveils Apple iPad app

After months of anticipation, Facebook finally released its first app for the iPad.

Facebook acquires start-up

Facebook has acquired, a start-up that created a Facebook app designed to help users pose questions to online friends.

Steve Jobs' death creates Twitter surge

Traffic hit near-record levels on Twitter on Wednesday after news spread of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death.

Twitter suffers 1-hour outage

Twitter suffered trouble early Friday, when the site homepage crashed for about an hour.

Tech elite share Jobs tributes on Facebook, Google+

When Steve Jobs' friends, colleagues and even competitors wanted to share their memories and feelings about their loss, they turned to social networking sites.

Twitter, Facebook flooded with reaction to Jobs' death

The Internet and social networks like Facebook and Twitter immediately lit up Wednesday night with the news of the death of Apple Chairman Steve Jobs.

Microsoft may bid again for Yahoo, report says

Just three years after a failed attempt to buy Yahoo, Microsoft may be considering whether to try again, Reuters reported today.

Google downgraded on threat from Facebook

A brokerage and investment banking firm downgraded Google from "buy" to "hold" because of the growing threat from social media companies like Facebook. crashes as iPhone 4S unveiled

Shortly before Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, the company's Web site went down.

Microsoft tries to make Hotmail cool again with overhaul

Microsoft is trying to overhaul Hotmail in an attempt to make its free email service cool again.

Google+ rides momentum up social net ranks

Just weeks after opening up membership to Google+, visits to the new social network are booming.

Yahoo, ABC team up for news alliance

Yahoo, looking to fight its way back to being an A-list online player, announced today that it is teaming up with ABC News.

Google is most-sought employer -- again

If you're a college student and want to work for Google, you're definitely not alone.