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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Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management

BlueStripe will provide Microsoft System Manager with more nuanced performance metrics for distributed applications

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Sharp's new 4K televisions run Android TV

Android TV provides computer capabilities to Sharp's 4K televisions.

Microsoft Surface Hub goes on sale in September

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The giant PC will combine videoconferencing, presentations and whiteboarding

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Microsoft fixes buggy browser in Patch Tuesday update

Internet Explorer got 24 fixes in this month's Patch Tuesday, including 20 that cover critical vulnerabilities.

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As open source code, Apple's Swift language could take flight

Open sourcing Swift might bring Apple a larger group of developers writing in the programming language.

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Progress brings Logi Analytics to its enterprise customers

The Progress OpenEdge Analytics360 packages the Logi Analytics business intelligence software for enterprise use

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Diffbot organizing Web data for enterprise use

The company claims to have created a structured representation of much of the data on the Web

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Silk Road mastermind appeals his case

Ross Ulbricht faces life in prison for operating the SIlk Road marketplace

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CA acquires Grid-Tools for agile development

CA will offer automated software testing in its growing portfolio of agile development tools

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IBM muscles up on OpenStack with Blue Box buy

IBM will fold Blue Box's private cloud capabilitiues into its own cloud services

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Varnish now secures Web traffic with SSL support

The enterprise edition of Varnish Plus now includes the ability to run SSL/TLS encrypted sessions between server and client,

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Silk Road mastermind gets two life sentences

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods

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Keep your legacy management style out of the cloud, Intuit exec says

At the O'Reilly Velocity conference, Intuit advised to go all in on cloud-native tools and don't worry about lock-in

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software

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CA gets 'agile' with $480 million purchase of Rally

CA is deepening its portfolio of development tools and services with its purchase of Rally