Sharon GaudinSenior Writer, Computerworld

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

Twitter gets transparent; releases list of government data requests

Twitter has received more government requests for user information in the first six months of this year than it did in all of 2011.

Google Now takes on Apple's Siri

With its new Google Now smart assistant, Google hopes to take search to another level -- and take on Apple's Siri.

Twitter crashes twice Thursday

Twitter went down this afternoon, got back up and crashed again. Twitter said it was working on the issues but that problem was ongoing.

Microsoft's Bing counters Google with Yelp partnership

Microsoft's search engine Bing will now feature content from Yelp, an online company that helps people find great restaurants, hotels and stores based on users' reviews.

Twitter looks to get more interactive with expanded tweets

Twitter is updating its "expanded tweets" feature, giving users more previews, images and videos from a growing list of news outlets.

Twitter user growth slows but engagement grows

Twitter may not be gaining new U.S. users as fast as it used to, but the users it has are much more engaged, according to a a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Privacy group wants Google's driverless cars kept off the road

A privacy group is calling on the California Assembly to keep Google's self-driving cars off the road.

Google fuels local search with Zagat reviews

Google on Wednesday unveiled a tool that promises to make it easier for people on the run to find the perfect restaurant.

With another CEO out, Yahoo's turnaround stalled

For the second time in eight months, Yahoo is without a permanent CEO. The latest development is bringing more trouble for a company struggling to regain its stature in the industry.

Twitter updates iPhone app

Twitter has released an updated iPhone app that makes it easier to search and find out what your followers are up to.

Google+ gets 'more functional, flexible' design

Google says it's rolling out a redesign of its Google+ social network.

Yahoo laying off 2000 workers to save $375 million

After weeks of rumors of a pending reorganization, Yahoo announced this morning that the company is laying off about 2000 workers.

AOL: No plans to kill off Instant Messenger

Despite a report that AOL is killing off its popular instant messaging service, the company says that's not true.

Angry Birds comes to Facebook on Valentine's Day

Looking for an interesting Valentine's Day gift? Big fan of Angry Birds?

Google's Schmidt: Devices, apps need to be friends

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told an audience at the Consumer Electronics Show that the future of technology will be getting electronics to work together.