Heather HavensteinComputerworld

Heather Havenstein has been a senior reporter at Computerworld since 2004. She covers Web 2.0, emerging technology, application development and business intelligence. Before joining Computerworld, she covered IT at various other publications including InfoWorld, CIO, Federal Computer Week and Network World. Web Watch

Search Challenges E-mail as Top Online Activity

Use of search engines increases steadily, while 60% of us check e-mail daily, Pew study shows.

Politics 2.0 Sizzles During Summer Slump

Candidates are using Web 2.0 tools to reach voters in new ways.

Exit, Stage Right: Microsoft's BI GM Calls It Quits

Bill Baker helped develop Office PerformancePoint Server.

Congressional Debate Goes Web 2.0 -- in Protest

Republicans webcast debate over energy bill after House shuts down for vacation.

Yahoo Overhauls Delicious

The social bookmarking tool loses the dots and gains speed in its update under new ownership.

TSA Uses BI to Save $100 Million

Software to manage workers will reap benefits over a two-year period ending this fall.

Next: a Medical Wikipedia

The Medpedia Project calls on doctors, PhDs to edit a new Wikipedia of medical information.

The Suits Can Learn a Lot From Web 2.0 Coders

Companies can cut costs and boost productivity by focusing more on their users.

Yahoo's Plan to Open Search Draws Mixed Reviews

Yahoo's plan to allow developers access to its search index could put its own business at risk.

Supporters Use Obama's Social Network Against Him

Group opposes candidate's support of FISA bill.

Google Quietly Tests Social Network

Chat, activity streaming, and other social networking features for iGoogle could launch next month.