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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SAS automates data modeling for fast analysis

SAS Factory Miner can automate the buidling of data models and pick the best ones to predict the future

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Alabama researcher devises a way to harness unused IoT power

The Aura system could generate income from unused computer cycles

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Facebook turns to wizened old C++ to power new photo-sharing app

Facebook found that C++ can be used to develop a single code base to run across multiple mobile paltforms

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IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM has contributed SystemML language to the Spark community and will offer Spark as a Bluemix service

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Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud

Sungard is using Google cloud services to prototype a system that stores and formats all U.S. financial trading data

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Spark update brings R support and machine learning chops

Spark users can run R jobs across data stored on multiple servers

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Facebook tool could help devs pinpoint elusive memory leaks

Infer is a free static analysis debugger Facebook has used internally and has now released as open source

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Oracle offers software for a seamless hybrid cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5 can manage the company's databases and application servers in the cloud

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Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management

BlueStripe will provide Microsoft System Manager with more nuanced performance metrics for distributed applications

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Sharp's new 4K televisions run Android TV

Android TV provides computer capabilities to Sharp's 4K televisions.

Microsoft Surface Hub goes on sale in September

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The giant PC will combine videoconferencing, presentations and whiteboarding

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Microsoft fixes buggy browser in Patch Tuesday update

Internet Explorer got 24 fixes in this month's Patch Tuesday, including 20 that cover critical vulnerabilities.

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As open source code, Apple's Swift language could take flight

Open sourcing Swift might bring Apple a larger group of developers writing in the programming language.

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Progress brings Logi Analytics to its enterprise customers

The Progress OpenEdge Analytics360 packages the Logi Analytics business intelligence software for enterprise use

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Diffbot organizing Web data for enterprise use

The company claims to have created a structured representation of much of the data on the Web