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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Psychologists find frisky texters everywhere

A Drexel University survey found that 88 percent of U.S. adults have "sexted" at one point or another

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How Facebook made mobile site faster for users with limited bandwidth

Facebook engineers rose to the challenge of shrinking profile cover photos to 200 bytes

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Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

Red Hat has packaged OpenStack to make it easier to deploy for hosting mission critical jobs

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Qualys offers free IT asset management service for enterprises

Qualys AssetView provides an inventory of an organization's computers, and the software they run

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Who goes there? CA will know with Xceedium buy

Xceedium technology will fill in the gaps of CA's own identity management suite

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Condé Nast parent company jumps into big data market with 1010data purchase

Advance has bought the big data services provider for $500 million, and plans to inject capital into it so it can expand its operations

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IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

The company says the practice of product line engineering will help IoT manufacturers maintain their portfolios

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IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

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DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster

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IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

The DeveloperWorks Recipes forum will offer technical tutorials on connecting remote devices to back-end cloud systems

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After Windows 8 debacle, PC makers have high hopes for Windows 10

OEMs are hoping that advances features of Windows 10, such as Cortana, may encourage people to replace their older Windows 7 machines

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Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

The company didn't say whether it will offer this feature to its other Cloud Platform services

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Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

Going forward, Amazon will position Aurora as its default database service

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IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis

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Amazon posts a profit as AWS sales nearly double

Amazon earned $92 million in the second quarter on higher overall revenue