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Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld.

Google still working to restore Gmail service

Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users lost their e-mail, chat histories and contacts due to a buggy software update, the problem still is not fixed.

Study: Bing searches more accurate than Google's

Search engine Bing, and even Yahoo, are providing users with more accurate searches than their rival Google, according to a report out this week.

Facebook buys old Sun campus for elbow room

Facebook, which has enjoyed explosive user growth, is moving to a 79-acre office campus to accommodate its growing business.

What Intel's Sandy Bridge can offer

Intel today formally unveiled its line of Sandy Bridge chips at the Consumer Electronics Show. So, what do the new chips offer users?

Google teams with NORAD to track Santa on Christmas Eve

Google is adding a mobile component when it joins forces with the North American Aerospace Defense Command to follow Santa's journey around the world this Christmas.

Facebook's Zuckerberg is Time's Person of the Year

The man behind the world's largest social network has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

U.S. online holiday shopping tops $21B

Despite a few slow days recently, holiday shoppers have been digging deep and spending a lot online this season.

iPads and other tablets expected to clobber PC sales in 2011

Gartner has cut its projections for PC sales growth this year, citing increased competition from tablet computers and smartphones.

Amazon leads Black Friday online spending increase

U.S. online shoppers spent $648 million, 9 percent more than last year, on Black Friday, the official kickoff to the lucrative holiday shopping season.

Zuckerberg talks Facebook Messages, mistakes

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says that in the future, messaging will be much more simple than today's e-mail.

Facebook messaging throws a blow at Google

Facebook's new messaging system may not be a Gmail killer, but it's definitely another blow in the growing battle between two Internet bigwigs.

Facebook users squint at font size change

Earlier this week, Facebook changed the font size on its highly popular social networking site. The type now is much smaller and users are complaining that it's hard to read.

Twitter aiming high -- 1 billion users

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams this week predicted that the company will reach the 1 billion user mark at some as-yet undetermined point.

Facebook offers new tools, changing way users share information

Facebook engineers have been in a lockdown for the past 60 days working on new products, and the company Wednesday took the wraps off some of those new tools, showing how they'll change the way users of the social networking site share information.

In Schmidt's vision, Google will search before you even ask

At a tech conference in San Francisco this week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt outlined a future where his company's search technology will be autonomous.