Stories by Sharon Gaudin

In its battle with China, Google takes a step back

Google may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.

Web abuzz on talk of Google Facebook killer

Speculation is spreading around the Web that Google is building a site that could be a Facebook-killer.

Nanotech, off-the-shelf lets doctors camera see cancer cells

Researchers have added nanoechnology to an off-the-shelf digital camera to help doctors distinguish healthy cells from cancerous cells in the human body.

Microsoft's Bing turns up the heat in war with Google

Microsoft fired another salvo as its battle against Google for search turf heated up this week.

BP Fails to Exploit Web 2.0's Potential

BP PLC has mostly failed to take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity to use social networks to at least partially blunt a public relations nightmare that started two months ago when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico , causing a massive spill.

Twitter tests new ad revenue source with Toy Story 3

Twitter on Thursday kicked off a test of a new revenue source.

Facebook slammed again over privacy

Just when it seemed that Facebook's privacy tumult was quieting down, more fuel was added to the fire this week.

BP, in crisis mode, misses social networking target

While oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico and BP Plc. faces PR nightmare, the last thing the company needed to do was make matters worse.

Google's new Bing-like look disappears

Only hours after launching vibrant background imagery on its homepage, Google stripped the page back to its usual stark white.

Ford takes Google Maps for a ride

Looking to take a road trip this summer? Ford Motor Co. and Google have joined forces to make it easier to get where you're headed.

Twitterverse explodes with 2B tweets in May

Are you tweeting more these days? Seems somebody is.

Cisco's Quad takes social networking to the enterprise

Cisco is looking to take popular social networking tools and tricks and bend and meld them into a platform that's focused on business.

Facebook hopes new privacy page can quell unrest

In an attempt to quell increasing privacy concerns among its users, Facebook this week launched a new page aimed at helping them better protect personal information posted on the social network.

PC shipments hit record growth in Q1

Echoing earlier research, a report from iSuppli shows that worldwide PC shipments hit record growth in the first quarter of this year.

Facebook's Zuckerberg re-ignites privacy brouhaha

The folks at Facebook just might be wishing today that CEO Mark Zuckerberg just hadn't ... well, said anything about privacy yesterday at the Wall Street Journal 's All Things Digital conference.