Stories by Sharon Gaudin

DARPA, NASA seek ideas for starship travel

DARPA and NASA want the U.S. to be sending humans on interstellar space missions by 2111, and officials are seeking your help in accomplishing that goal.

Foursquare plans growth around readers who never check in

NEW YORK -- Foursquare, the mobile social media service built around users "checking in" to their current locations, is adding around a million users a month and should cross the 10 million mark next week, co-founder Dennis Croley said Wednesday.

Google live streams lunar eclipse

Afraid you're going to miss today's lunar eclipse? Google has a solution for you.

Is Facebook's IPO worth $100B?

Facebook may not be having its initial public offering until sometime in 2012 but its potential valuation is already generating a lot of buzz.

Privacy groups push for U.S. Facebook probe

The privacy flap over Facebook's new facial recognition service has gained some momentum.

Facebook loses 6M U.S. users in May

Facebook may continue to gain users, but the world's biggest social network isn't gaining them as quickly as it has been and is actually losing users in the U.S.

Facebook may have privacy battle on two fronts

Facebook said it's working with European Union regulators to resolve criticism about its new facial recognition feature, but trouble may also be brewing for the social network here in the U.S.

Facebook stirs privacy ire with facial recognition

Facebook's move to enable facial recognition across its entire social networking site is raising some eyebrows - and possibly some legal woes -- over its privacy implications.

So far, so good with World IPv6 Day

With World IPV6 Day in full swing, the test flight of the Internet's new communications protocol is going smoothly.

Facebook raring to give IPv6 a test flight

After helping to hatch the plan for World IPv6 Day set for Wednesday, a senior network engineer at Facebook is raring to test the site's reworked network.

Chinese media calls Google a 'political tool'

The Chinese media lashed out at Google Monday as the Communist government today stepped up its criticism of the Internet company.

So, why are senior U.S. officials using Gmail?

When Google announced that hackers had gone after Gmail users, the company noted that they specifically targeted U.S. government officials and military personnel.

All tweet this! Number of U.S. Twitter users jumps

The number of U.S. Twitter users jumped in the past year, increasing more than 50 per cent, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.

NASA bids farewell to Endeavour, tees up Atlantis

After 19 years and 25 space flights, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth from a 16-day mission early this morning, ending its storied career.

Google notes social failures, and touts its social advances

Just as Google releases its +1 button to the Web, many industry watchers are scratching their heads after hearing former CEO Eric Schmidt admit that he missed the boat on social networking.