Katherine NoyesSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on cloud computing, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

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HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls "The Machine."

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IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark

Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make data scientists' lives easier by putting them all in one place.

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A former NASA chief just launched this AI startup to turbocharge neural computing

A new company launched Monday by former NASA chief Dan Goldin aims to deliver a major boost to the field of neural computing.

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The quantum era has begun, this CEO says

Quantum computing's full potential may still be years away, but there are plenty of benefits to be realized right now.

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Web developers, meet WebGazer: software that turns webcams into eye-trackers

Eye-tracking technology has long been the domain of high-end research, but this week new software brings it within reach for anyone with a website.

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Oracle: We're going to sue that whistleblower cloud employee

Oracle plans to sue whistleblower Svetlana Blackburn for malicious prosecution, the company said Thursday.

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Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

The next version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers.

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IBM buys EZSource to help transform your mainframe apps for the digital world

The digital transformation train may have already left the station, but for companies with legacy mainframe applications, it's not always clear how to get on board. On Wednesday, IBM announced an acquisition that could help.

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Dell's private buyout shortchanged shareholders, court rules

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners paid about 22 percent too little for Dell when they took the company private in 2013 and will have to pay millions of dollars more to shareholders who opposed the deal, a Delaware court ruled on Tuesday.

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Marketo gets scooped up into the private world for $1.79 billion

Marketing-software maker Marketo has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 billion, the company announced Tuesday.


How Russia's oldest bank found itself on the leading edge of in-memory computing

It's not your average company that can trace its origins back to a nineteenth-century Russian tsar, but then, Sberbank is no average financial institution.

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Shoot an atom into silicon, and you may have the beginnings of a quantum computer

Take one atom of the element antimony, use an ion beam to shoot it into a silicon substrate, and you just may be on your way to building a working quantum computer.

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'Black box' no more: This system can spot the bias in those algorithms

Between recent controversies over Facebook's Trending Topics feature and the U.S. legal system's "risk assessment" scores in dealing with criminal defendants, there's probably never been broader interest in the mysterious algorithms that are making decisions about our lives.

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What's old is new again with MIT's latest bug finder

Debugging code is a perennial challenge in the software-development world, and on Wednesday scientists announced a new technique that promises to make significant strides.

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Salesforce brings cross-channel service a step closer with new 'Snap-ins'

You can't always bring customers to your best customer-service tools, but now you can bring those tools to them thanks to a new addition for Salesforce's Service Cloud.