Sharon GaudinSenior Writer, Computerworld

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

Online Shoppers Push 2011 Holiday Spending Up 14 Percent

A lot of Americans took their holiday shopping online last year, which helped push e-commerce spending up 14% in the last quarter.

Wi-Fi in Flight Has Yet to Soar

Launched four years ago, the use of Wi-Fi on U.S. airlines has yet to catch on, with estimates that the wireless technology is still used by only 7% of the flying public.

Will Facebook's IPO Help it Beat Google?

A huge influx of cash could enable the social networking site to topple the search giant, industry and financial analysts say.

Social Media Takes Over the Super Bowl

Remember the days when watching the Super Bowl meant eating lots of chips, hanging out with friends and, most importantly, being glued to the TV?

Social Media Fuels Planned Parenthood Backers in Komen Protest

Fueled by a firestorm of outrage on Twitter and Facebook, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation has announced it will not cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

Twitter's Time: Campaign Season?

Political candidates who want traction in this year's election had better use Twitter, says the microblog's CEO.

Obama to Do YouTube, Google+ Hangout Interview

Continuing his longstanding use of social networks, President Barack Obama is set to do an interview in a Google+ Hangout on Jan. 30.

Senator Grassley's Twitter Account Hacked

Twitter and federal law enforcement are investigating the hacking of a U.S. Senator's Twitter account Monday afternoon.


Fortune Names Google Best Place to Work in U.S.

Google moved up three spots to claim the top position in Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S.

Twitter, Facebook Fuel SOPA Protests

Social networks were used by Internet companies and users to spread opposition to anti-piracy bills in Congress.

With Yang Out, Big Changes Coming to Yahoo?

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang's departure this week from the company should put in in a better position to take drastic action to fix its long-running woes.

Facebook May Let You Share What You Do Off-Site

Speculation is swirling that Facebook is getting ready to announce a way to combine information on what users do on, and off, the social network.

Google's Schmidt Says Devices, Apps Need to Be Friends

Schmidt told a standing-room-only crowd at the CES that devices aren't living up to their full potential unless they're connected.

Intel Shows off Hybrids: Ultrabooks That Turn Into Tablets

Intel is taking on the burgeoning tablet market by working on hybrid ultrabooks that look and act like both laptops and tablets.

Can Thompson Rejuvenate Yahoo?

Analysts split on whether the new CEO is just what Yahoo needs, or whether the move is 'deja vu all over again.'