Stories by Sharon Gaudin

With Bartz out, Yahoo must refocus or die

With Yahoo languishing in the face of competition from the likes of Google and Facebook, the ouster of CEO Carol Bartz gives the company a chance to refocus and reinvigorate itself.

Google+ causes stir with Suggested User list

Google+ is trying to help users expand their Circles by offering them a new Suggested User list. The only problem is that some users are taking exception to what they're calling an elitist system.

Google+ lets users 'ignore' those annoying people

Want to ignore that one cousin or co-worker who's bugging you on Google+? Now the new social networking site is giving you an option to do just that.

With new CEO, AMD could fix missed opportunities

With a new CEO finally at the helm, AMD can begin to move forward in what has become an Intel world.

Steve Jobs' resignation heats up social nets

As soon as the news hit late Wednesday that Steve Jobs was resigning as Apple's CEO, social networks heated up with traffic.

As Hurricane Irene nears, Americans turn to social networks

After an earthquake rattled the East Coast and now a hurricane is roaring toward land, it's becoming increasingly clear that social networks are a key part of our disaster response.

Google+, Facebook duel is big boon for users

Industry analysts have suspected that adding Google+ to the social networking mix would force Facebook to up its game. And it looks like that prediction is coming true.

Facebook, Twitter boom despite Google+ challenge

Despite Google+'s making a huge splash in the social networking world, rivals Facebook and Twitter continue to grow at dramatic rates.

Twitter, Facebook light up after East Coast quake

Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news.

In iPad's shadow, HP ditches tablet hopes

Considering how hot the tablet market is right now, Thursday's decision by Hewlett-Packard (HP) to stop making tablets raised a lot of eyebrows.

HP shift on PCs could boost rivals

With Hewlett-Packard (HP) likely spinning off its PC manufacturing business, other major vendors will almost certainly be looking for a way to get a bigger piece of the hardware pie.

HP bails out on the PC

The acknowledgement yesterday by Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest PC maker, that it is considering spinning off its massive PC manufacturing business means "they see the writing on the wall," as one analyst put it.

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, analysts say.

Britain's PM considers social media ban to curb riots

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is considering a ban on social networking to help curb the riots that have rocked the country.

Cloud cures hospital's ailing email system

When Debbie Cancilla took charge of the IT operation at Grady Health System, which operates one of the largest public hospitals in the U.S., she inherited an email system that had become a nightmare for doctors, nurses and administrators.

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