Sharon GaudinSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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

Social Networks Join in Olympic Games

The Olympics events are especially inviting to social networks, from offering a venue for quick and timely bulletins to the opportunity for online interaction with participants.

Twitter Back Up After Pre-Olympics Crash

After suffering an outage that lasted more than an hour and a half today, Twitter is back up and running.

Twitter Crashes Day Before Olympics Kick Off

Outage comes just a month after a cascading bug shut down Twitter twice in a day.

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Eyes Are on Facebook's First Earnings Report

After a disappointing Wall Street debut, all eyes will be on Facebook on Thursday when it makes its first quarterly earnings report as a public company...

Twitter Works With NBC to Take on Olympic Games

Twitter is teaming with NBC to make it easier for users to take in all the tweets about the upcoming Olympic Games.

Who Wants to Be in the PC Business? Not Dell

Have you noticed that it's just not so cool to be in the PC business these days? Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell, said this week that the "new Dell" really isn't in the PC business anymore.

Tablets, Smartphones Still Hammering PC Market

Tablets and smartphones -- and users' infatuation with them -- continue to pummel the PC market.

Researchers Use Nanotech to Make Cancer 3 Million Times More Detectable

Scientists at Princeton University say they have used nanotechnology to make tests to detect diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer's disease, 3 million times more sensitive.

Google Glass Launches New Age of Personal Computing

If Google's latest computing plan stays on track, the definition of a computer could broaden significantly.

Google+ Is Not a Social Network, Says Google Exec

A year after Google+ was launched, Google executives are saying it's not really a social network after all.

Happy Birthday, Google+ -- Are We There Yet?

Google's latest venture into social networking has been around for a year now, and it hasn't taken over the world but it does encompass all things Google.

Google Glasses Link Virtual, Real Worlds

Glasses reportedly will ship to consumers about a year after the prototype Explorer Edition makes its way to developers.

Google Launches Chromebook Retail Push via Best Buy

Google's Chrome OS-based laptops could now be on the shelves of a nearby Best Buy store.

Twitter Downplays Downtime

A cascading bug in one of Twitter's infrastructure components, not a hacker, took down the microblogging site twice this week.

Google's Schmidt Urges Greater Access to Web

The World Wide Web isn't as worldwide as it needs to be, and the gap is getting more pronounced, the search giant's executive chairman says.