Sharon GaudinSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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

Google, Facebook Rivalry to Heat up in 2012

As Google works to make its Google+ social network a major competitor to market leader Facebook, the battle between the two could reach a critical point in 2012.

Google, Microsoft Square off for Search Supremacy

Bing beefed up in 2011, but Google still rules. Analysts weigh in on the search rivals' strategies and likelihood of success.

Twitter Didn't Incite UK Riots, Research Shows

The government threatened to cut off access to social networks during last summer's protests, but an evaluation shows the Internet communications was used more for good than harm.

New Tiny Circuit May Lead to Smaller, More Powerful Devices

Researchers have developed one of the smallest electronic circuits, which could pave the way for smaller and more powerful mobile devices.

AMD Shifts Course from Intel Rivalry

After years of going up against Intel and not fairing so well, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is no longer going to focus on its long-standing rival.

Three out of 10 Americans Do Most Holiday Shopping Online

As shoppers eagerly take advantage of Cyber Monday deals, a new poll shows that nearly three out of 10 Americans will do most of their holiday shopping online...

Record Cyber Monday Hinted by Strong Black Friday

Online shopping is already up from last year, and some Black Friday shoppers went to the web instead of the mall.

40 Years Ago Today: The Intel 4004 Launches Digital Era

Love your smartphone? How about your laptop, your GPS, your car, even?


Top-Secret Google X Lab Rethinks the Future

Google is running a secret research lab in the San Francisco area where they're building robots and re-imagining the future, the New York Times reported...

Is Google+ or Facebook Better for Business?

For now there's a sense that Facebook may be outdoing Google+ when it comes to giving businesses a place to reach customers.


Facebook Rebounds From May Slump Despite Google+

After Facebook hit a wall and lost 6 million U.S. users last May, the social network has been slowly coming back.

DHS to Set up Policies for Monitoring Twitter, Facebook

When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security receives information about potential threats to the U.S., agents may turn to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Robots Are Taking Mid-Level Jobs, Changing the Economy

Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy.

Google+ Comes to the Enterprise via Google Apps

Google announced that its new social networking site is now integrated with Google Apps, its cloud-based office suite.'s Second Site Crash Could Become E-comm Nightmare

For the second time in six weeks, Target's Web site crashed Tuesday, and that is scary news for any major retailer heading into the holiday shopping season.