Stories by Joab Jackson

Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2015 10:19

Tags: intel

Obi preps stylish budget phones for Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Obi Worldphone, a company founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a set of low-cost yet stylish smartphones aimed for emerging wireless markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Yahoo woos mobile developers with help on ads, reporting, more

Yahoo has updated its mobile development suite to give programmers more tools to build out their apps, including the introduction of real-time analytics, a way to embed advertisements, and connectivity to Tumblr.

Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

By Joab Jackson | 26 August, 2015 17:47

Tags: Google

IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

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

By Joab Jackson | 25 August, 2015 15:01


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

By Joab Jackson | 24 August, 2015 20:51

Tags: Facebook

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.

Facebook releases software that creates more software

Facebook has 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.

By Joab Jackson | 20 August, 2015 23:44

Tags: Facebook

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.

By Joab Jackson | 19 August, 2015 21:01

Tags: Microsoft

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

When Google needed to expand its network beyond what could be supported by the commercial switches of the day, it looked back in time for a solution—deploying a decades-old architecture novel to the computer industry but widely used by telephone companies.

By Joab Jackson | 19 August, 2015 01:32

Tags: Google

Mozilla offers app to create Web pages on smartphones

The Mozilla Foundation wants to make sure that the Web remains a platform where anyone can create content, rather than just a place to consume information and services created by others.

By Joab Jackson | 18 August, 2015 04:25

Tags: Development tools, mobile applications, application development, Mozilla Foundation, software, mobile

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

By Joab Jackson | 17 August, 2015 21:25

Tags: mobility, browser, smartphones, software, mozilla

Kaspersky denies faking anti-virus 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.

By Joab Jackson | 15 August, 2015 03:36

Tags: kaspersky labs, security

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