Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Facebook eyes major milestone: 500M users

Facebook is hoping to hit a major milestone this week.

Companies not using social nets at risk, report says

A majority of consumers want to interact with companies over social networks like Facebook and Twitter, but only 30 per cent of businesses are prepared for it, according to a survey.

Microsoft Bing grabs search share from Google

After struggling for a few months, Microsoft's Bing search engine showed growth in the U.S. in June.

Intel Lab to Focus on Human Side of IT

Intel creating a new research lab dedicated to figuring out how people want to use computers in the future.

Women say they're increasingly addicted to Facebook

As if chocolate wasn't addictive enough, a majority of women who use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter say they re addicted to them, according to a survey.

Are we burning out on Facebook?

Could it be that Americans are starting to grow a bit weary of Facebook, which has captivated our attention and much of our free time?

Google, China look for way to coexist

The Beijing government's decision to renew Google's license to do business in China could be a big step in a long process of negotiations between Google and China to find a way to coexist.

Solar plane completes first night flight

In a major triumph for alternative energy researchers and enthusiasts, an experimental, solar-powered plane Thursday successfully completed a 26-hour flight powered by 12,000 solar cells and sunlight-powered lithium batteries.

Google in waiting game for Chinese business license

Google executives may have to wait a while to find out whether Chinese officials will renew the company's license to do business in the country.

Got more friends? You can thank the Internet

Over the next decade, the benefits of being social online will greatly outweigh any hindrances that come with it, according to a study.

Flying cars set to soar into the marketplace in 2011

A Massachusetts company hopes to start delivering its flying car to customers by late 2011.

NASA extends shuttle mission schedule into 2011

As expected, NASA has pushed back the dates of its last two space shuttle flights, which will delay the fleet's retirement date until early next year.

MIT researchers promise an Internet that's 100x faster and cheaper

MIT researchers have developed technology that they say not only will make the Internet 100 to 1,000 times faster, but also could make high-speed data access a lot cheaper.

Despite compromise, Google partially blocked in China

Just one day after Google made a major effort to work with the Chinese government, the search firm reported that its service is being partially blocked in China.

Intel to focus on how computers will be used in the future

Intel Corp. is creating a new research lab dedicated to helping scientists figure out how people will use computers in the future.