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 profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

IBM's profit fell by 21 percent due to a workforce realignment and hardware woes

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Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

Questions around the government's legal right to encrypted communications must wait for the next case.

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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker

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Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft has a new service for capturing machine data and has updated its data warehouse software for Hadoop

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Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

The server edition of Ubuntu 14.04 comes with Docker and better support for solid-state disks

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Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

Chris Beard steps in for Brendan Eich, who resigned after two controversial weeks.

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Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 can expose back-end applications for mobile clients outside the firewall

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IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Silverpop builds profiles of individuals and crafts promotions to target them

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VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

VMware has bundled its VDI software with other VMware desktop virtualization products

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MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

The new version of the NoSQL database offers faster performance and a new management console

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

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Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP

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Bitcoin akin to the Internet 20 years ago, digital currency executive says

The Inside Bitcoins conference focuses on work that must be done for mass acceptance. But is technology, versus consumer confidence, more important?

Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

The Turkish government reversed an earlier decision to reinstate YouTube access after blocking the service last month.

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The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but the System/360 revolutionized the computer industry

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Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers