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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Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

At O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World, the Salesforce.com expert on AI assessed the state of machine smarts

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IBM's Rometty defends bumpy financial ride as company shifts strategy

In a call with investors, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty vigorously defended IBM's pursuit of emerging high-growth markets

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Startup offers a big-data storyteller

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

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Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

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Facebook opens Paper framework to help devs make smoother scrolling iOS apps

Facebook's AsyncDisplayKit could be just the remedy to solve a complex app's scrolling difficulties

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Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

It's another giant step for the Docker virtualization technology

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday tackles three critical vulnerabilities, including 'Sandworm'

The Sandworm vulnerability gets a fix with this month's round of corrective fixes for Microsoft software. Internet Explorer gets a fix, too.

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The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

The Weather Channel has found that MongoDB is speedy and hastens the process of developing new apps

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Big data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss

It all started in Chile, says a New Yorker writer. We look at more big data news in this week's web roundup

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Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls

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API usage could be a new source of business intelligence

How customers use a company's APIs could provide valuable insights, one industry expert advises

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IBM expands Watson's presence across multiple industries

IBM's Watson is being tested by numerous clients in the banking, health care and tourism industries

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Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

A software kit for programmers should give developers an idea how the co-processor could work

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Redfish spec wiggles servers free from vendor lock-in

A new, smarter, out-of-band communications specification aims to replace the aging, fragmented IPMI

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How Netflix survived the Amazon EC2 reboot

The video streaming service was able to stay online even as its cloud hosting provider rebooted its servers