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.

PCWorld News

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

PCWorld News

Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products

PCWorld News

Prosecutors tighten case against alleged Silk Road mastermind

Anonymous TorChats and a journal highlight the activities of Silk Road operator

PCWorld News

Silk Road trial needs more evidence for Mt. Gox connection

The defense for Ross Ulbricht did not offer sufficient proof for introducing Mt. Gox into court, the judge warned

PCWorld News

Big Data Digest: How many Hadoops do we need?

This week in big data news, brings a new data processing framework, and computers that are more intimate with your feelings

PCWorld News

Facebook open-sources new AI smarts

Facebook has released machine modules for improving machine vision and pattern recognition

Prosecution: Silk Road founder caught in the act

However, Ross Ulbritch's defense attorneys cast doubt on the prosecution's allegations

fails silk road

U.S. government lurked on Silk Road for over a year

In a New York federal court, the prosecution begins its case against the alledged mastermind of the Silk Road underground marketplace.

PCWorld News

Silk Road founder was a patsy, defense maintains

Prosecutors charge Texas man Ross Ulbricht with single-handedly running the billion dollar Silk Road underground marketplace

patch management 100257994 orig

Microsoft focuses solely on Windows on Patch Tuesday

For the first time in recent history, Microsoft has issued no security bug fixes for Internet Explorer.

fails silk road

Silk Road case goes to court

The prosecution calls the notorious and now shuttered website as "the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet".

PCWorld News

Computers may soon know you better than your spouse

Researchers found that statistical modeling software could accurately assess someone's basic personality traits using their Facebook likes

PCWorld News

IBM attributes patent success to global diversity

IBM tops the list of producers of U.S. patents again in 2014, a success it attributes to the global span of its research labs

PCWorld News

Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud

A new Azure vault provides a way to store encryption keys in the cloud

Standards bodies join forces to create better geolocation Web data

The W3C and OGC pledge to ease the path for developing location-enriched Web data