Stories by Joab Jackson

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.

IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

US court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO

Attempting to quickly recover from a contentious and ultimately failed CEO appointment last month, the Mozilla Corporation has appointed board member Chris Beard as interim CEO.

Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Updating its platform for the hyper-connected cloud era, Tibco has equipped the new version of its flagship application-integration software with the ability to communicate with external applications.

IBM acquires Silverpop to boost its online marketing personalization products

Continuing its run of digital marketer acquisitions, IBM has announced its purchase of Silverpop, which specializes in managing personally-customized Internet promotions.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

This month's "Patch Tuesday" includes the final round of security fixes Microsoft will issue for Windows XP, potentially leaving millions that continue to use the OS open to attack.

Bitcoin akin to the Internet 20 years ago, digital currency executive says

Bitcoin today is like the Internet of 20 years ago, showing immense promise but in need of much more development, a digital currency executive said Monday, kicking off the Inside Bitcoins conference.

Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

Google has filed a protest with the Turkish courts about the government's country-wide ban of YouTube, according to a Turkish newspaper.

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