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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IBM channels stadium rock at its new Interconnect conference

The kickoff of the IBM InterConnect conference showed how companies such as Citi and Airbus embrace digital transfrormation

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IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

IBM is launching a series of tools to help ease the process of setting up a hybrid cloud

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Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

The Google Cloud Security Scanner can ferret out XSS and mixed-use vulnerabilities

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Facebook garners big gains from tighter management of open source

Facebook is now contributing more to external open source projects and keeping closer tabs on its own open source efforts

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Microsoft launches machine learning as an Azure service

Microsoft's new Azure service aims to take the pain out of managing large machine learning systems

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Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Enterprises demand it because they're taking a more active role in software development, Pivotal says

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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