Sharon GaudinSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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

Shuttle Atlantis Lands, Ending an Era in Space Travel

The shuttle's last mission was focused on bringing spare parts, experiments and equipment to the international space station. This was not only the last space flight for Atlantis; it also was the final space flight for NASA's entire shuttle fleet.

Whoops! Microsoft Leaks Social Net Image

The social networking world may be getting even more interesting.

Is Microsoft Launching a Social Network?

The social networking world may be getting even more interesting.

Is 2-Week-Old Google+ Nearing Critical Mass?

Google's newest take on social networking has hit 10 million users.

Google Races to Create Business Version of Google+

Google has picked up the pace in its efforts to get a business version of Google+ up and running.

PC Market Downshifting, Says Gartner

After a several years of strong growth, the PC market is downshifting to a slower, but hopefully steady, growth path, according to Gartner analysts.

Privacy, Contact Updates Added to Google+

After promising earlier this week that changes to Google+ were coming, Google is making good on that vow with a privacy update and a new contacts tool

Google: Business Version of Google+ Is Coming

Google is telling IT executives to hold on, perhaps until later this year, as it prepares for for the rigors of business.

Google+ Reopens Invite Process

The invitation process had been shut down late last week because of 'insane demand' from people eager to try out Google's new social network.

Google Drops Realtime Search, Sans Twitter

After the Google-Twitter partnership expires, Google suspends its Realtime Search service.

Can Google+ Dethrone Facebook?

Analysts say it won't be easy for Google+, the new social network from Google, to lure users away from Facebook, the world's largest social network.

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone Steps Away

Stone will leave his day-to-day duties at Twitter to focus on non-profit ideas and new projects.

FTC's Review May be Tough, Expensive for Google

While Google deals with a Federal Trade Commission investigation into its ad and search operations, Microsoft could take advantage of the distraction.

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Execs Get Ready: Workers Will Soon Be Running Companies

In five years, employees will be running much of the show at many companies, and executives should plan to get out of their way as much as possible.

Facebook Facial Recognition Flap Gains Momentum

Now that Connecticut Attorney General George has joined the brouhaha around Facebook's new facial recognition feature, it's possible the flap could get bigger.