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Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

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Teens say they're ditching Facebook for Instagram, and fast

Teenage users have been drifting away from Facebook for the last few years, and now we know where they're going.

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Google sells Glass at PGA golf tournament in Florida

In an unusual move, Google pulls in more Explorers at the Players Championship in Ponte Verde, Fla.

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Solar flare Wednesday could mean 'radio blackout' for GPS, communications

Radiation emission could hit radios, power lines and satellites, disrupting service.

Nearly all US adults are online for Web's 25th anniversary

Pew reports that 53 percent of Americans say the Internet would be "very hard" to give up.

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By ditching Motorola, Google shifts its focus to gadgets

With its sale of Motorola Mobility sale to Lenovo, Google is narrowing its focus on robots, Google Glass and smart homes.

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How 3D printing could revolutionize manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists are exploring the use of 3D printing in manufacturing, including creating new raw materials.

Facebook called likely to prevail in latest privacy charge

Users sue the social network for allegedly scanning private messages, but analysts say Facebook's fine print on privacy will probably protect it.

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Google cheers contestants at Robotics Challenge

Now the owner of Boston Dynamics, Google rolls in to watch events at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

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Robots compete to mimic common human tasks

An upcoming DARPA robot challenge is focused on developing robots to use tools, climb stairs, and drive cars.

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Google may go from Google Glass to Google Robot

The search giant risks losing focus on its core search business as it moves into another new market.

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Brisk holiday shopping expected, much of it mobile

Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump as much as 17 percent this year over 2012, and much of the action will come from mobile devices.

Social media use climbs; one-fifth of the world joins in

About one in five people around the globe use a social networking site at least once a month, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next several years, according to eMarketer.

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Teens are still poking around on Facebook, COO Sandberg says

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg said rumors that the social media company is falling out of favor with teenagers have been greatly exaggerated.

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Google+ climbs in the polls

Google announced a number of enhancements to its social media platform Google+ and said the number of monthly active users on Google+ jumped from 390 million in May to 540 million users now.

Google's acquisition of Flutter may pair its tech with Glass

With its acquisition of gesture-recognition company Flutter, Google may be looking to beef up Google Glass and its Android products while also looking to win over the hearts and minds of Apple iPhone users.

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