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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Big data vendors to forge a common Hadoop base platform

The Open Data Platform seeks to provide compatibility across different versions of Hadoop

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HP extends R programming language for big data use

Distributed R can be used to analyze data across multiple file servers

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Big data digest: The backlash begins

Critics diagnose the limits of big data, while analysts continue to see a bright future

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LinkedIn restricts API usage

Only selected partners will have access to most of LinkedIn's APIs

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HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

HP has seven new cloud services tailored for specific enterprise workloads such as ERP and CRM

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Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Pentaho's software will provide data analysis in IoT systems Hitachi Data Systems plans to build for vertical industries

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.

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Microsoft, IBM get behind stewardship of Node.js Web runtime platform

A new foundation created by Joyent hopes to establish vendor neutral governance for the open-source software

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MarkLogic buddies up to JavaScript, throws shade at old pal XML

In MarkLogic Server 8, everything you can do with XML you can now do with JSON

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.

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Microsoft moves Intune to a monthly update schedule

The Intune administrative management service now includes greater support for non-Microsoft clients

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IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

Mobile apps can now utilize IBM's voice-to-text and text-to-voice translation services as well as a new set of analytics

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Ulbricht found guilty of all charges in Silk Road online drug market case

The prosecution based its case largely on digital evidence

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Silk Road prosecutors rest their case, cite 'mountain' of digital evidence

The prosecution in the Silk Road case implored the jury to "connect the dots".

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Silk Road operators developed a taste for murder

Silk Road administrators may have had five swindlers murdered, or they may have been duped by con artists themselves.