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

Google goes on acquisition spree this year

Google pulled out its wallet and went on an acquisition spree this year, according to research firm CB Insights.

Intel: Future smartphones will be assistants, companions

Intel CTO Justin Rattner described the next generation of computers, which he dubbed context-aware, during a Wednesday keynote address at the Intel Developers Forum.

Revamped Twitter.com site takes flight

In an effort to refresh the Twitter.com site, pull users back in from third-party platforms -- and take a swipe at Facebook -- Twitter has launched a significant site redesign.

Intel pushes itself beyond the chip

CEO Paul Otellini kicked off the company's annual IDF conference by announcing that Intel is on track to ship a 22-nanometer processor in 2011.

Microsoft's big Bing theory targets Google

It's time to wait and see whether the search alliance between Microsoft and Yahoo can make a dent in Google's huge lead over its top opponents.

Intel has its eye on iPhone, smartphone market

Reports are circulating that Intel is in talks to buy Infineon's wireless chip unit, which could be a boost to Intel's efforts to gain footing the smartphone market.

Twitter battles fail whale with new data center

Twitter is moving its technical operations infrastructure into a new, custom-built data center in the Salt Lake City area to better handle the microblogging service's needs.

Facebook user satisfaction 'abysmal'

While Facebook is expected to announce this week that its grabbed its 500 millionth user, a new study shows that not everyone is so happy with the social networking site.

Are we burning out on Facebook?

Facebook's growth declined dramatically between May and June, suggesting the social networking service's popularity may be on the wane.

Facebook slapped with class-action privacy lawsuit

A Canadian law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social network mishandled users' private information and breached their privacy.

Despite compromise, Google partially blocked in China

Just a day after Google moved to accommodate the Chinese government, the search firm reported that its service is being partially blocked in China.

Microsoft's Bing turns up the heat in war with Google

Microsoft fired another salvo, as its battle against Google for search turf heated up this week.

Facebook to simplify privacy settings Wednesday

The social networking site confirmed it will roll out simplified privacy controls on Wednesday.

Mum's the word from all-hands Facebook company meeting on privacy

Facebook is staying mum about what went on during its all-hands-on-deck company privacy meeting late on Thursday.

Facebook unveils new security features

Facebook took the wraps off Thursday on two new security features aimed at protecting users from phishers and other online scammers.