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Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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IBM launches business unit to make Watson a moneymaker

The newly formed Watson Business Group will be based in New York and offer cognitive computing systems and services for industry

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MIT's new algorithm could solve thorny optimization problems

Mathematicians introduce a formula that reduces the time it takes to calculate the best path through a network

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GitHub cranks delivery speeds, adds analytics

The world's most popular Git hosted service now has page analytics and improved security

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Wolfram offers data analysis stack to device makers

At CES, Wolfram is pitching its numerical analysis middleware as the lingua franca for the so-called Internet of Things

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Facebook uses a seasoned Chef to keep servers simmering

Facebook found that the Chef configuration management system was best suited to controlling the company's massive infrastructure

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IBM adds a fancy scheduler to its OpenStack stack

IBM modifies its Platform Computing Scheduler to work with OpenStack

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IDC: Hobbyist programmers on the rise

Amateur programmers are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the IT landscape, a new IDC study has found.

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IBM gets fast file transfers with Aspera acquisition

Aspera is one of the few technology companies that has won an Emmy

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Biologically inspired: How neural networks are finally maturing

Loosely modeled on the human brain, artificial neural networks are finally finding use in industry.

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Pensioners sue IBM over reported NSA involvement

But an IBM representative says the lawsuit is 'pushing a wild conspiracy theory'

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Hadoop gets native R programming for big data analysis

Revolution R Enterprise has released a plug-in for running R analytics on Hadoopo data sets

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Dell and Red Hat team to sell enterprise OpenStack

Dell will sell a hardware system that runs Red Hat's OpenStack implemention

New Instagram feature allows users to share photos, videos with specific people

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Instagram Direct will allow users to share their photos with up to 15 followers

Microsoft launches network of Azure providers

Microsoft's Cloud OS Network extends Windows Azure across the globe

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

RHEL 7.0 embraces containers and NUMA-aware virtualization, and offers a unified command line interface