Sharon GaudinSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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

40 Million US Mobile Users Access Social Networks Every Day

There's a good chance that if you didn't access Facebook or Twitter last year, you do today.

Google's Schmidt (Finally) Joins Google+

After being noticeably absent from his company's own social network, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt finally has joined the ranks of Google+ users.

Social Media Revenue to Hit $10.3B in 2011

It's a good year to be a social networking site.

Facebook Buys Start-Up Friend.ly

Facebook has acquired friend.ly, a start-up that created a Facebook app designed to help users pose questions to online friends.

Twitter Suffers One-Hour Outage

Twitter down, Twitter outage, Twitter crash, fail whale, Keynote Systems, Sharon Gaudin, tweet, tweet surge, New York Yankees lose, Detroit Tigers, baseball...

Twitter, Facebook Flooded With Reaction to Jobs' Death

Tributes to Apple's co-founder continue online and elsewhere Wednesday night.

Google Downgraded on Threat From Facebook

A brokerage and investment banking firm downgraded Google from "buy" to "hold" because of the growing threat from social media companies like Facebook.

Microsoft Tries to Make Hotmail Cool Again With Overhaul

Microsoft announced several new automatic features aimed at cleaning up Hotmail accounts and helping users organize piles of so-called graymail.

Yahoo, ABC Team on News

The news alliance makes ABC News the main news provider on Yahoo News, supplying interviews, stories, and videos to the site's 100 million-plus users.

Fashionistas Crash Target's Website

Target's Web site is still struggling after it crashed earlier Tuesday when online shoppers flooded the site to get in on a low-priced line of high-fashion clothes and accessories.

Hurricane Irene Blows Away Twitter, Facebook

The social networks lit up with information, resources, and tales of those dealing with the hurricane.

Google+ Adds 'ignore' Option

The social networking site provides an alternative to completely blocking a sometimes annoying Google Circle buddy.

HP's PC Plans Give a Break to Rivals

Other major vendors will almost certainly be looking for a way to get a bigger piece of the hardware pie.

Motorola Mobility Buy Could Boost Google's Enterprise Push

Google has been pushing hard to work its way into the enterprise, but it remains to be seen whether that effort will be aided by this week's acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Google 'Power Move' Bets on Future of Mobile

Google executives see a great future in mobility, both for computing and for the company, and they're willing to pay a lot for the power they think that will bring them in the mobile market.