Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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MIT unifies Web development in a single, speedy new language

Ur/Web bundles the Web development stack into a compiled programming language

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Study: E-readers, tablets can disrupt sleep

The blue-heavy light of electronic devices can throw off circadian rhythms

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Judge nixes HP's settlement of shareholder suit over Autonomy

HP's proposed settlement to shareholders could let the company of the hook for far too much, a judge ruled

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Three ways enterprise software is changing

Today's IT shops must grapple with analysis, cloud computing and DevOps

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The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The way Linux handles user permissions could still lead to potential misuse, security researchers say

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Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on

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Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

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Compuware returns to its mainframe roots

Compuware has spun off its performance management division, which now operates as Dynatrace

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Linux 'grinch' vulnerability could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges

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Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

SpaceCurve's new database platform offers large scale real-time geographic data analysis

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Google wants you to design the Internet of Things

Impatient for the Internet of Things, Google is providing seed money for reseraching new technologies

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Microsoft acquires cross-platform mobile app power with HockeyApp

HockeyApp will provide analyze app crashes and distribute beta releases for Visual Studio Online users

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API management made easier (and free) with new 3scale service

The new APIcast service can host up to 50,000 transactions a day for no cost

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FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing over 14 million records per second