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.

How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

How Facebook engineers conquer elusive app memory leaks

Facebook reveals techniques it used to reduced the number of elusive memory errors that would crash its iOS app

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.

Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook released as open source a library it uses to generate code, called Codegen, providing a way for outside programmers to automate some of the routine work they do when creating large programs.

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft released a technical preview of the first publicly 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

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 antivirus info to thwart rivals

Responding to allegations from anonymous ex-employees, security firm Kaspersky Lab has denied planting misleading information in its public virus reports as a way to foil competitors.

Dell improves Chromebook's screen, battery for enterprise users

Dell improves Chromebook's screen, battery for enterprise users

It will start shipping in September in the U.S. and Canada.

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

Two Google big data toolsets have moved out of beta and into full commercial release, adding to its cloud portfolio a data analysis framework and a service for managing data streams in real time.

Windows 10 gets its first set of security patches

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 yanks blog post critical of security vendors, customers

Oracle yanks blog post critical of security vendors, customers

Oracle published, then quickly deleted, a blog post criticizing third-party security consultants and the enterprise customers who use them.

BlackBerry denies its OS was to blame in Jeep Cherokee hack

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

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.

How Facebook made mobile site faster for users with limited bandwidth

How Facebook made mobile site faster for users with limited bandwidth

Facebook engineers rose to the challenge of shrinking profile cover photos to 200 bytes.

Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

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 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

Who goes there? CA will know with Xceedium buy

In a move to round out its portfolio of enterprise identity management software, CA Technologies is acquiring security software provider Xceedium.

Condé Nast parent company jumps into big data market with 1010data purchase

Condé Nast parent company jumps into big data market with 1010data purchase

Advance, a global media group that owns the Condé Nast group of consumer publications, has ventured into the realm of data analysis, purchasing New York-based analytics firm 1010data for $500 million.

IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

Bringing some old-fashioned engineering discipline to the emerging Internet of Things, IBM updated its design tools to allow IoT component builders to keep track of their work though a widely used technique called product line...

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