Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Most enterprises plan to boost cloud use this year

Fully 90% of enterprises plan to maintain or boost spending on cloud computing this year.

6 things you should know about Twitter's timeline change

Twitter this week will start using an algorithm that reorders how users see the tweets in their timeline. Here are six things to know about Twitter's new feature.

A.I. and virtual reality may propel future of retail

Retail is no longer about having the latest products on shelves in brick-and-mortar stores or having a cool website. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are the new tools consumers will use to go shopping.

Facebook masters mobile, carrying company to record earnings

Facebook's efforts to figure out how users want to connect when they're on the move is paying off. The social network's latest earnings report show that mobile is carrying the company, pushing it to record fourth-quarter results.

You'll soon be able to do more than just Like a Facebook post

Facebook plans to add five new reactions to the iconic Like button in the next few weeks.

The North Face sees A.I. as a perfect fit (+ video)

The North Face wants its customers to get the perfect jacket for whatever they're doing, and it's using Artificial Intelligence to make that happen.

Global public Cloud market expected to hit $US204bn in 2016

The worldwide market for public Cloud systems is projected to hit $US204 billion this year, a 16.5 per cent increase over the $US175 billion market in 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner.

The tech revolution could change (or erase) your job by 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way and while it could lead to the loss of more than 7 million jobs over the next few years, it will add jobs in areas like computer science, math and engineering.

For retailers, e-commerce alone won't make the sale

To be successful, retailers today need to focus on creating a customer experience that links mobile options with brick-and-mortar stores and websites.

Neiman Marcus wants to merge the online and in-store shopping experience

High-end department store Neiman Marcus wants to improve more than its customer online buying experience. The company is working to use technology to merge its online and brick-and-mortar efforts.

Faced with tech changes, retailers eye the need for innovation

Retailers who have avoided spending money on R&D are gong to need guidance to keep up with the changes technology is bringing to their industry.

Thanks to tech, stores are evolving into showrooms

By 2025, some stores will be operating as showrooms, providing customers with an experience and product information but little inventory, with purchases shipped from warehouses to the shoppers' homes, according to an IBM report.

Google dives into virtual reality with new division and new boss

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is focusing on virtual reality, creating a new division to work on the technology and moving the head of its product management team to run the operation.

Google sets I/O ’16 conference for May 18-20

Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted that the Google I/O ’16 conference will be held May 18-20, and at a new venue.

Meet Nadine, a life-like robot with a personality of her own

Nadine was built to recognize specific words and phrases -- whether happy or sad -- and respond accordingly.