Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

 A robot may help you buy a hammer at Lowe’s

After bias furor, Facebook replaces people with algorithms

After bias furor, Facebook replaces people with algorithms

After taking heat earlier this year over allegations of political bias, Facebook announced that it's replacing fallible humans with new algorithms to select items for its "Trending" topics feature.

By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace needed to evolve or it would be left behind, which is why the cloud services company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for $4.3 billion.

Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

Apple may be too late to make a big social impact

Apple may be too late to make a big social impact

If Apple is working on a social app, or even eyeing an outright foray into a social network, is it too little too late?

New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

Tiny robots move like caterpillars, powered by light

Tiny robots move like caterpillars, powered by light

The micro-robot is designed to move along flat surfaces, climb inclines, carry loads and squeeze through narrow openings.

Facebook renews search for elusive younger users with Lifestage

Facebook renews search for elusive younger users with Lifestage

Facebook has released a new stand-alone app, called Lifestage, that lets young users share videos with other people in their schools.

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

A new technology called interscatter communication would allow small devices, such as contact lenses, implantable sensors and credit cards, to communicate with everyday devices, like smartphones and smart watches.

 NASA to send spacecraft on 1.2B-mile journey to asteroid

NASA to send spacecraft on 1.2B-mile journey to asteroid

NASA next month will launching a spacecraft designed to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth for the first time.

NASA $1M contest intent on sending robots to Mars

NASA $1M contest intent on sending robots to Mars

NASA engineers want humanoid robots to help astronauts living and working on Mars to help build habitats, grow food and make potable water.

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