Joab Jackson

U.S. Correspondent

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

Salesforce is updating its user interface, offering customers a modern cross-platform design with greater flexibility.

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem

An ex-Googler is writing a file system, Bcachefs, to match the speed of traditional Linux file systems with the advanced scalability and reliability of newer file systems.

Mesophere assembles a software stack to analyze streaming data

Open source software vendor Mesosphere plans to release a stack of integrated software that would make it easy for enterprises to capture data in real time and analyze it on the fly.

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft has released a technical preview of the first publically available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

How Google looked to the past to develop a network for the future

Google Distinguished Engineer Amin Vahdat presents how Google scaled its data center at the ACM SIGCOMM conference.

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

It's for Android devices and available currently in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian

Kaspersky denies faking anti-virus info to thwart rivals

A Reuters article quoted anonymous sources saying Kaspersky tagged benign files as dangerous, possibly harming users

Dell improves Chromebook's screen, battery for enterprise users

It will start shipping in September in the US and Canada

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

Google Cloud Dataflow and Google Pub/Sub are both now available as commercial services

GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

The GitHib desktop can branch copies of a software project and then merge user changes back into the project

Windows 10 gets its first set of security patches

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for August contains critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office

Oracle pulls blog post critical of security vendors, customers

Oracle's head of security advised customers not to submit bug reports from third-party security analysis tools and services

BlackBerry denies its OS was to blame in Jeep Cherokee hack

The company claims the cause of the vulnerability lies in how the software stack was assembled by Chrysler

Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS

The WinObjC library provides a way to port Apple iOS applications to Windows, and to write iOS apps with Visual Studio

Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

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

Qualys offers free IT asset management service for enterprises

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

Who goes there? CA will know with Xceedium buy

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

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

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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