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 drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol may lower the costs of finding new oil fields

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BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

The BitYota cloud data warehouse can ingest semi-structured data natively, for instant analysis

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HTML5 finalized, finally

HTML5 was designed to move the Web from serving static documents to becoming a full-fledged platform for building applications

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IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

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Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced updates to Office 365, Azure and Intune

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Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

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Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

The company lost $437 million this quarter, as it prepares for the holiday season

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Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker

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Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

The $262 million deal puts Progress in the fast lane of application development

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IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

IBM will support Microsoft technologies, and vice versa, in each other's respective cloud

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Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

The German airline is selling its IT services business to IBM in an outsourcing deal that could save it €70 million annually

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Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of things

The Kii IoT platform is designed to work with any chipset or operating system

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Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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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