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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How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

The company has embedded its cloud Operations Management Suite into System Center, and has enhanced its Azure backup offerings

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Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program

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Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

Google Cloud Platform users can now store their code in the same environment in which it is run

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GitHub updates text editing for the modern era

The GitHub online repository has a text editor designed to replace the venerable but decades-old Emacs and Vi

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Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat has updated both its Ceph and Gluster file systems for enterprise usage

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Blazent brings big data to IT operations management

Blazent enterprise customers can now get immediate glimpses into the health and performance of their IT systems

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Docker offers enterprise support, software for containers

The Docker Trusted Registry provides a central hub for enterprises to store containers

Federal investigator to plead guilty to Silk Road robbery

Two federal investigators extorted more than $1 million from the Silk Road undergound marketplace during their investigations.

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Oracle completes its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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IBM books CopLink into the cloud

The CopLink cloud offering is part of the new IBM Safer Planet portfolio

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Some Google App Engine languages may not get updates

Google is upgrading its App Engine, and current users of Java and Python may face some turbulence

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Facebook enhances C++ with parallel programming tool

Facebook's Folly Futures provides an easy way to do parallel programming in C++