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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Facebook releases C++ libraries to ease Internet communications

Facebook's Proxygen set of libraries can pave the way for the upcoming HTTP/2 Web communication protocols

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IBM takes on enterprise cloud security

IBM's new Dynamic Cloud Security offers a set of services covering access control, data protection and increased visibility

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Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform

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AppDynamics now provides intel for business managers

Its new Fall 2014 Release offers real-time insights that business leaders might find useful

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Mozilla woos programmers with a special webdev browser

The Mozilla Foundation will release a browser that could help pave the way for the Open Web Platform

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HP's radical new Machine could start computing by 2016

Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs, offered a road map for the company's new Machine computer architecture.

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IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol may lower the costs of finding new oil fields

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BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

The BitYota cloud data warehouse can ingest semi-structured data natively, for instant analysis

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HTML5 finalized, finally

HTML5 was designed to move the Web from serving static documents to becoming a full-fledged platform for building applications

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IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

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Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced updates to Office 365, Azure and Intune

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Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

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Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

The company lost $437 million this quarter, as it prepares for the holiday season

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Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker