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Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

New Instagram feature allows users to share photos, videos with specific people

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Instagram Direct will allow users to share their photos with up to 15 followers

Microsoft launches network of Azure providers

Microsoft's Cloud OS Network extends Windows Azure across the globe

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

RHEL 7.0 embraces containers and NUMA-aware virtualization, and offers a unified command line interface

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HP makes a case for the private cloud

Hewlett Packard announces at HP Discover that its CloudSystem software for managing hybrid clouds has gotten a makeover

Microsoft Patch Tuesday reinforces the value of software upgrades

Microsoft issued five critical security bulletins in December's round of Patch Tuesday.

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BMC launches service to host private-label enterprise app stores

BMC Marketplace will allow organizations to set up their own public-facing app stores.

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say

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DARPA makes finding software vulnerabilities fun

DARPA creates a set of games that covertly search for software vulnerabilities

IBM lays plans to be a cloud storage broker

Researchers at IBM's Zurich facility have developed software to use cloud storage services as a backup

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Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution

Oracle Linux administrators can finally take advantage of the powerful DTrace debugging tool, first designed for Solaris

Joyent polishes Node.js with commercial support package

Joyent promises to help solve tricky Node.js issues, no matter where they occur.

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JetBrains builds on Google Android collaboration for new IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrain's latest version of IntelliJ IDEA 13 borrows from Google's Android Studio.

Google Cloud Compute goes live

The company has cut the prices, improved reliability and expanded options for its Google Compute Engine infrastructure-as-a-service.

Google, Amazon reveal their secrets of scalability

Internet giants such as Google and Amazon run IT operations that are far larger than most enterprises even dream of, but lessons they learn from managing those humongous systems can benefit others in the industry.

D-Wave pitches quantum co-acceleration to supercomputing set

D-Wave's 512-qubit quantum system could help solve optimization problems much more quickly than supercomputers, the company boasts.