Online giants Google and Facebook came out as the most-visited Web sites of 2011, according to a Nielsen report.
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As Google works to make its Google+ social network a major competitor to market leader Facebook, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221639/Google_s_delighted_that_Facebook_underestimates_Google_">battle between the two</a> could reach a critical point in 2012, analysts say.
While Google and Microsoft waged "trench warfare" in the search business this year, both are hoping to come up with a market game changer for 2012.
Buying things has always been social.
What technology and technologists most interested the online world this year?
Remember that photo of you at last year's company holiday party? It was so embarrassing the day your Facebook friends kept commenting on it.
NASA's newest robotic rover has already begun its work although it's only a few weeks into its eight-month-long journey to Mars.
Scientists working to find the elusive "God particle" say they've discovered "intriguing" signs that it does exist and they are closing in on what could be a basic building block of the universe.
Online holiday spending is up 15% so far this year, with Americans shelling out nearly $25 billion, according to online traffic monitor comScore.
Researchers have developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.
Google dove into the realm of facial recognition on Thursday, unveiling a tagging suggestion feature for its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221959/Google_traffic_jumps_as_users_stay_longer_on_site">Google+ social network</a>.
Facebook confirmed Thursday that it has launched a corporate reorganization around its product development.
Twitter announced a redesign today aimed at making the site more <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220943/With_250M_tweets_per_day_Twitter_plans_simplicity_strategy">customizable and easier to use</a>.
After the U.K. government blamed social networks for fueling the riots last summer, a study shows that Twitter did not incite rioters but was used as a source for positive work.
A Facebook bug came back to haunt the company's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
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