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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Google offers low-cost, cloud-based backup service

Google Cloud Storage Nearline can archive data and make it available within seconds

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Dell takes on corporate security with new suite

The Dell Endpoint Security Suite offers a set of interconnected capabilities that secure the data on employee laptops and desktop computers

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Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

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Apache Tajo brings data warehousing to Hadoop

A relatively obscure open source Apache package provides a way to put Hadoop data in a data warehouse for further analysis

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Airbnb offers a query tool for unlocking massive data sets

Airbnb is known for its home rental services, but check out its tool for opening data warehouses

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Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers

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Google brings app messaging to its cloud

Google Cloud Pub/Sub messaging service can tie together different components of an enterprise cloud application

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Amazon's next cloud conference set for October in Las Vegas

It'll be the fourth annual edition of Amazon's AWS re:Invent

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IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to fatten Watson portfolio

AlchemyAPI offers advanced services for text mining and image recognition

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Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

Text messages promising free gift cards deliver only spam instead.

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IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

The Mobile Accessibility Checker flags potential accessibility issues with mobile apps

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Why computers still struggle to tell the time

As more industries demand sub-second accuracy, computers struggle to maintain precise time. Why? It's complicated.

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Atlassian offers high-volume, Git-based code management

The Stash Data Center can support thousands of developers all submitting their code changes at once

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Ractive aims to bring Web programming to the masses

The Ractive JavaScript library is designed to simplify the process of creating dynamic Web pages

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Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The software, called gRPC, is based on HTTP/2, an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet