Stories by Sharon Gaudin

Alleged Va. shooter uses social media to post video of killings

The man who allegedly shot and killed two journalists in Virginia while they were doing an on-air interview, posted video he took of the murders to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Intel backs $100m funding round into OpenStack Cloud

Looking to fuel enterprise adoption of the cloud, Intel is leading a $100m investment in Mirantis, an emerging player in the OpenStack arena.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 August, 2015 22:58

Tags: cloud computing, intel

Instagram and Pinterest usage soar, but Facebook and LinkedIn growth wane

That's one of the reasons Facebook is pushing so hard to increase Internet connectivity in parts of the world -- newer markets.

Silicon Valley's 'pressure cooker': Thrive or get out

People working in Silicon Valley may cry at their desks and may be expected to respond to emails in the middle of the night, but that's the price to work for some of the most successful and innovative tech companies in the world, according to industry analysts.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 August, 2015 23:34


The Cloud gets mobile apps moving

Immediately after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City in October 2012, city officials needed a quick way to show the damage that had been done to streets and infrastructure.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 August, 2015 20:05

Tags: computerworld, cloud computing, internet

5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

With <a href="">Google</a> restructuring its business and <a href="">moving under the umbrella of new parent company Alphabet</a>, executives may be trying to get back some of their old start-up swagger.

By Sharon Gaudin | 14 August, 2015 07:53

Tags: search, Google, internet, search engines

Will stock, hiring surge at a more transparent Google?

Google's restructuring could finally deliver to Wall Street something it's been after for years: more insight into what the company is spending on things like Nest, drones and health research.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 August, 2015 06:50

Tags: business issues, IT industry, Google, netflix, Capita, Facebook

Google restructuring could rein in business 'chaos'

With the restructuring of its business announced Monday, Google may be trying to gain control over the chaos that its myriad of projects and new business ventures has created.

By Sharon Gaudin | 12 August, 2015 01:12

Tags: business issues, IT industry, Google, lego

Nanotech delivers clot-busting drugs to heart attack, stroke patients

Researchers are using nanotechnology to treat heart attack and stroke victims -- a capsule containing nanoparticles that ferry what scientists call a "clot-busting" drug.

By Sharon Gaudin | 11 August, 2015 07:25

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

GE Cloud could make sense of massive IoT data storm

While the Internet of Things can give a company a massive influx of information, it then faces the problem of wrapping its corporate arms around all that data to make meaningful use of it.

By Sharon Gaudin | 06 August, 2015 06:29

Tags: Internet of Things, general electric, internet

Businesses can rent a robot for customer care

Wish a robot could greet your customers at the door, guide guests to the correct meeting rooms or even bring someone a cup of coffee?

By Sharon Gaudin | 04 August, 2015 20:36

Tags: popular science, emerging technology

HoloLens for the enterprise due within a year

Microsoft is preparing to release its augmented reality headset HoloLens within the next year.

By Sharon Gaudin | 04 August, 2015 06:44

Tags: BBC, consumer electronics, Microsoft, computerworld, Wearables

After losing Photos, is Google+ circling the drain?

If shutting down Google+ Photos isn't the death knell for the social network, it at least indicates that Google is losing interest in the site.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 July, 2015 04:27

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

Oculus acquires gesture-control firm

Facebook, owner of virtual reality gaming company Oculus, has inked a deal to buy gesture-control and computer-vision company Pebbles Interfaces.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 July, 2015 06:11

Tags: Pebble, popular science, emerging technology, Facebook

Amazon Prime sale busts Black Friday record - LOTR, TVs and robots snaffled up

Online shoppers on Wednesday ordered more than 34 million items on Amazon Prime Day, making it a bigger sales day for the retailer than the biggest Black Friday in history.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 July, 2015 04:13

Tags:, e-commerce, WalMart, internet

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