Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Chinese scientists find Google invaluable, study says

In the midst of a verbal skirmish between Google Inc. and China, Nature Publishing Group's Nature journal this week released the results of a survey that found that three-quarters of Chinese scientists primarily use Google's search engine in online research efforts.

Analysis: Yahoo rejoins the cool kids with Twitter deal

Yahoo Inc.'s deal with microblogging phenom Twitter Inc,

Bloom fuel cell: Individual power plant in a box

At a news conference attended by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Silicon Valley start-up today took the wraps off a fuel cell designed to enable individual homes and businesses to generate their own power.

Twitter users send 50 million tweets a day

New numbers from the folks at Twitter show that people are tweeting furiously.

Could Bloom Box revolutionize power industry?

A Silicon Valley start-up is getting ready to unveil an energy device this week that executives say could one day power individual homes and businesses while replacing the traditional power grid.

If you're stupid, it's not Google's fault

If you're stupid, you can't blame Google.

Google slapped with class-action lawsuit over Buzz

A Florida woman yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit against Google Inc., charging that the new Buzz social networking tool set violates the privacy rights of users.

Microsoft, Yahoo can now take on a common enemy -- Google

Today's decision by U.S. and European regulators to let Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. join their search businesses could significantly heat up competition in a business that in recent years has been dominated by Google Inc.

NASA: Astronauts raise curtain on space station's new view

Early this morning, NASA astronauts "raised the curtain" on a set of windows with the best view of the world the International Space Station has to offer.

Google tweaks Buzz to address privacy concerns

Just two days after launching its Buzz social networking tools, Google last night said it has tweaked the technology address early privacy concerns.

Iran suspending Google's Gmail, reports say

Iran's government, looking to quell opposition, is shutting down Google's Gmail e-mail service within the country, reports said today.

Google Buzz takes the fight to Facebook

When the world's largest Internet company decides to spend some of its massive development budget on social networking tools, industry analysts say the likes of Facebook and Twitter better take a long glance over their shoulder.

After delays, Intel rolls out Tukwila chip

After about a year of delays, Intel today took the wrappers off its high-end Itanium processor - code-named Tukwila.

Intel to flaunt its geek chic in two Super Bowl ads

The folks at Intel Corp. aren't just happy to be geeks. They're proudly flaunting it in two new ads that will air during this weekend's Super Bowl.

NASA begins funding commercial space taxis

As part of NASA's new roadmap , the space agency today announced that it has awarded a collective $50 million in contracts to aerospace companies to help design and build what the agency calls space taxis.