Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' overwhelms Amazon came up with a good marketing idea in its battle against Apple's iTunes, but it worked almost too well as execs vastly underestimated the sheer might of Lady Gaga fans.

Twitter reportedly buys TweetDeck for $40M

Twitter has finalized a deal to buy TweetDeck, CNN reported this morning.

Twitter to leave empty CTO post unfilled

Twitter's CTO left the company last week and there's no move afoot to replace him.

ARM: Intel has tough road into mobile market

Intel may have made a big splash this week announcing it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb ahead of it.

LinkedIn's wild ride prompts puzzlement, raises expectations

Professional social networking site LinkedIn went public today and immediately saw its share price and valuation surge.

NASA: Space station becomes dark matter hunter

With a new $2 billion device successfully installed Thursday, the International Space Station has become a dark matter hunter.

Facebook fights California privacy push

California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.

San Francisco grabs onto the cloud with Microsoft

In a big cloud computing win for Microsoft, the city and county of San Francisco announced Wednesday that it is moving workers from multiple email systems to Microsoft's cloud-based email.

LinkedIn sets price for Thursday IPO

Hold on to your hat. The first of the social networking sites is about to launch its initial public offering, or IPO.

NASA astronauts use robot to inspect shuttle

Astronauts on NASA's space shuttle Endeavour are using the spacecraft's robotic arm to inspect the shuttle's heat shield for damage today.

NASA's Endeavour lifts off on final voyage

NASA's space shuttle Endeavour lifted off this morning on its final space flight.

Robotic exoskeleton helps paralyzed student walk

Thanks to university researchers and a metal robotic exoskeleton, a paralyzed student at UC Berkeley was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma over the weekend.

Microsoft, Facebook could use Skype against Google

Facebook may not have bought Skype, but the social networking company may still reap the benefits.

Caught! Facebook admits running anti-Google campaign

Facebook has been caught hiring a well-known PR firm to plant anti-Google stories in the media.

Google Music takes on Apple iTunes, Amazon

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O developers conference by giving people what they'd been speculating about for months - an online music service.