Sharon Gaudin

Senior Writer

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

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

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network has suspended 235,000 in last six months alone, with rate of daily suspensions up 80%

Google’s new Fuchsia OS may take over the IoT

Google’s new Fuchsia OS may take over the IoT

Analysts see the new OS as independent of Android and Chrome, set on different market

Google goes after the enterprise, but proof is MIA at I/O

Google goes after the enterprise, but proof is MIA at I/O

Exec says Google is increasingly focused on building for the enterprise, but some attendees at its developer conference said they didn't see evidence of a business focus

Facebook fires back at political allegations

Facebook fires back at political allegations

U.S. Senator wants to know who is ultimately responsible for approving Facebook's top trending topics and whether news curators excluded stories related to conservative views

How machine learning will take off in the cloud

How machine learning will take off in the cloud

The cloud will bring the power of machine learning to the Joe Schmoes of the enterprise

Biological supercomputer uses the 'juice of life'

Biological supercomputer uses the 'juice of life'

Bio-computer uses less energy, runs cooler, and is more efficient

3.2 billion people worldwide now use the Internet

3.2 billion people worldwide now use the Internet

Online users grew by 200 million in 2015, according to Facebook

Needing more wireless infrastructure, Facebook will design its own

Needing more wireless infrastructure, Facebook will design its own

Facebook took the wraps off its Telecom Infra Project, which is tasked with accelerating the development of telecommunications networking hardware

Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

The move away from legacy IT will continue to fuel growth, Gartner says

White House to use social media to answer questions after tonight's Obama speech

White House to use social media to answer questions after tonight's Obama speech

Administration also joins Snapchat this week, offering behind-the-scenes look

Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution could change A.I.

Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution could change A.I.

Facebook's CEO has a resolution that is way cooler than yours

 4 reasons you just can't seem to quit Facebook

4 reasons you just can't seem to quit Facebook

Cornell study shows why it's not so easy to walk away from the social network

Quantum computing may be moving out of science fiction

Quantum computing may be moving out of science fiction

Progress seen as IBM doubles down on its research, and NASA and Google back D-Wave

Yahoo spinoff brings an end to a pioneering era

Yahoo spinoff brings an end to a pioneering era

By deciding to shed its Internet business, Yahoo is moving to take on a different business focus. But its future remains murky

Yahoo changes direction, spins off everything except Alibaba

Yahoo changes direction, spins off everything except Alibaba

Despite speculation, CEO Marissa Mayer remains at Yahoo's helm

Things get messy at Yahoo as reports of sales and a reorg swirl

Things get messy at Yahoo as reports of sales and a reorg swirl

Board meets to consider selling Internet business, letting Mayer go

Google open-sources machine learning to smarten up our apps

Google open-sources machine learning to smarten up our apps

The system, dubbed TensorFlow, is smarter, faster, and more flexible machine-learning software, the company says

With AI advances, Facebook tests M, your newest assistant

With AI advances, Facebook tests M, your newest assistant

Facebook is pressing hard to advance artificial intelligence. M is designed to handle multi-step questions and tasks

The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

Business is now pushing IT to get over its job fears and go all-in on the cloud

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