Sharon GaudinSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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

Google: Business version of Google+ is coming

Google is telling IT executives to hold on, perhaps until later this year, as it prepares for for the rigors of business with its new Google+ social networking offering.

Gmail gets a Google+-like makeover

Google is giving Gmail users a glimpse of design updates that will roll out over the next few months.

Google+ invites shut down after 'insane demand'

Interest in Google's new social networking service has exceeded the company's ability to keep up with demand, so Google+ has stopped taking new users.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone steps away from day-to-day duties

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is stepping away from his day-to-day duties at Twitter.

Google's new search features put pressure on Bing

With Google now touting new image and voice search tools, Microsoft needs to keep up or risk falling behind the evolving search race.

Foursquare plans growth around readers who never check in

The company's large database of user-generated information could be an appealing source of information about the best and worst places to go in a city, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley said at the opening day of the 140 Characters Conference.

Privacy groups push for U.S. Facebook probe

Several privacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to force Facebook to halt plans for its facial recognition service.

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IDC lowers forecast for PC sales this year

Analyst firm IDC has lowered its expectations for the global PC market this year, blaming the drop on the demand for tablets computers, the economy and a bad first quarter.