Sharon Gaudin

Senior Reporter

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

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

You may ride an elevator into near space by 2025

You may ride an elevator into near space by 2025

The Canadian space company Thoth Technology Inc. has received a U.S. patent for a free-standing space elevator that could one day take astronauts aloft where they could take space planes into Earth's orbit.

 Update: Intel backs $100M funding round into OpenStack cloud

Update: 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.

Spotify enrages users, apologizes over privacy changes

Spotify enrages users, apologizes over privacy changes

Spotify is trying to calm down users after many threatened to stop using the music streaming service that recently announced significant changes to its user terms and conditions.

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

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.

Target troll proves it’s all or nothing with corporate social media

Target troll proves it’s all or nothing with corporate social media

It's imperative for companies to closely monitor their social-media accounts, for security, reputation and other reasons.

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

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,...

The cloud gets mobile apps moving

The cloud gets mobile apps moving

There's an increasing push behind enterprises using the cloud to accelerate and ease app development.

5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

The Google restructuring unveiled earlier this week will bring a lot of changes to what is easily one of the world's best-known companies. Here's what it means.

Will stock, hiring surge at a more transparent Google?

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 up to.

Google restructuring could rein in business 'chaos'

Google restructuring could rein in business 'chaos'

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

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

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 to the right spot for treatment.

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