Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

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

Feds lay down social media rules; enterprises should, too

Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

Where did I leave my Android phone? Google it

Wish there was a way to easily find your smartphone when you've dropped it under a sofa cushion or the dog ran off with it? If you have an Android-based phone, Google may be able to help.

Microsoft and Yahoo shake up their search deal

Nearly six years after Microsoft and Yahoo signed a search partnership, the companies are extending their agreement -- with a few changes.

With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big – and potentially costly – fight over its dominant search business.

Google patent envisions cloud control of an army of robots

Google patent envisions cloud control of an army of robots

Google received a U.S. patent this week for technology that would enable it to use the cloud to control an army of robots.

Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

National DCP's CIO details how the IT systems of four of the doughnut chain's suppliers were integrated into a private cloud, a task that took more than a few jolts of caffeine.

AWS offers machine-learning service to make sense of big data

AWS offers machine-learning service to make sense of big data

Enterprises will soon be able to do the kind of big data analysis that allows Amazon to recommend books, video games and toasters to its customers,

How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change

How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change

With Google about to make a change that will affect how websites are ranked in its mobile search results, now is the time for companies to make sure their websites don't sink to the bottom of the pile.

Here's what Google’s mobile search change means to you

Here's what Google’s mobile search change means to you

Later this month, Google plans to make a big change to the algorithm used for mobile search, giving mobile-friendly websites a higher position in search results.

NASA code-a-thon uses IBM cloud to build space tech

NASA code-a-thon uses IBM cloud to build space tech

NASA is pulling together more than 10,000 developers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs from 62 countries for a code-a-thon this weekend aimed at building technology for space exploration.

Robotics can now give you a leg up -- literally

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to make walking more efficient.

Want to secure your social info? Facebook shows you how

Want to secure your social info? Facebook shows you how

Facebook today launched 11 interactive guides and how-tos to help users secure their social information.

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