Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Facebook tries to quell Messenger rumors

Facebook is going on the offensive, trying to do damage control for its Messenger app.

By Sharon Gaudin | 29 August, 2014 06:06

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, computerworld, internet, social media, Facebook

NASA green-lights plans to build world's most powerful rocket

NASA's program to build a heavy-lift rocket capable of launching astronauts into deep space is moving from the design to the development phase.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:31

Tags: popular science, NASA, emerging technology

IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 23:03

Tags: applications, IBM, Software as a Service (SaaS), software

NASA launches massive Cloud migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 August, 2014 20:09

Tags: NASA, internet, cloud computing

Global e-commerce doubles as shoppers get more adventurous

Shoppers around the world are becoming a bit more adventurous and a lot more focused on buying what they're hunting for online, according to a new study.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 August, 2014 02:40

Tags: e-commerce, nielsen, internet

Amazon reportedly scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $1B

Amazon is about to buy Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, according to reports.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:55

Tags: Google, e-commerce, consumer electronics, Twitch, computerworld, internet, e-business, Personal Technology

NASA spacecraft en route to historic look at mysterious Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit today and is speeding along a path that will give scientists their first real information about the distant and still mysterious Pluto.

By Sharon Gaudin | 26 August, 2014 04:49

Tags: NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Industries, government, Government/Industries

Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 August, 2014 05:54

Tags: Emerging Technologies, swarm, hardware systems, North Carolina State University, Cornell University

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 August, 2014 06:14

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Personal Technology

Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 August, 2014 21:45

Tags: SaaS, Google, cloud security, computerworld, twitter, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Emergent Research

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1300 people, and sickened even more.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 20:20

Tags: Northeastern University, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, healthcare IT

Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key'

Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 04:37

Tags: new york times, Google, Spotify, Pandora, internet, Internet Search, youtube, search engines

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 01:56

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, internet, Capita, cloud computing, mobile, Deloitte

Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 August, 2014 04:41

Tags: U.S. Air Force, NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, government, Government/Industries

Peer pressure! Business pushing the cloud on enterprise IT

When you graduated from high school, you might have thought peer pressure was mostly over.

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 August, 2014 06:21

Tags: SaaS, CIO role, IT Leadership, internet, cloud computing, IT management, Software as a service

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