Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Social networking given the spotlight at Demo

With social networks such as Facebook and Twitter taking up more and more of our time and attention, the Spring Demo conference was loaded with technology designed to make it easier and faster to share and pull together information.

Large Hadron Collider smashes another speed record

The world's largest atom smasher has broken yet another record.

News analysis: Google, partners have clout to make smart TV a reality

With Google said to be working with Intel and Sony to develop a way to bring the best of the Internet to television, industry analysts wonder if the time for a smart TV has finally arrived.

Google may soon leave China, reports say

Both Google and the Chinese government appear to be leaking word that the search firm may soon shutter its operations there as negotiations between the two break down.

Enterprise 2.0 changing the way we work

Sure, companies have started using Web 2.0 tools, but one man says we've only seen a glimmer of the serious change that they're going to bring to the way we do business.

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Twitter wants to know where you are

Twitter knows where you are -- at least in the U.S.

Intel, AMD six-core chips mark an evolution for the desktop

Desktop processor technology took a significant step forward this month with the unveiling of six-core processors by both Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp., analysts say.

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The Internet is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Institute yesterday announced there are 237 nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Though the the institute doesn't normally disclose who made the list, an official did confirm to Computerworld that it includes the Internet.

Google still tops, but Bing inches ahead in search market

Microsoft in recent months has slowly boosted its share of the search business, but still remains far behind a so-far unbeatable foe in its battle with Google.

Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says

A study released today supports the oft stated notion that most of Twitter's 75 million registered users are less than committed to the microblogging site.

Google opens marketplace for cloud apps

In another move to work its way into the enterprise , Google has unveiled an online store where users can buy cloud-based applications designed to work with Google's own apps.

Worldwide poll: 4 of 5 call Internet access a basic human right

Nearly four out of five people around the world believe that Internet access is a fundamental human right, according to a BBC World Service study released this week.

EC antitrust probe is latest clash in Google-Microsoft war

The European Commission's decision to launch an antitrust investigation into Google Inc's activities has intensified that company's already heated competition with Microsoft Corp.

Obama to defend new NASA mission at April summit

In an effort to curb rising resistance in Congress to a new NASA strategy, President Barack Obama will hold a summit next month to explain his vision for America's future in space.

Bill calls for NASA to continue push to Moon

President Barack Obama's plan to push NASA to scrap the contract with commercial companies to build space taxis is meeting with some resistance in Congress.