Articles By Joab Jackson

Encyclopedia Britannica decides to axe iconic print edition

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing its flagship encyclopedia and concentrate on its digital offerings. "We'd like to think our tradition is not to print, but to bring scholarly knowledge to

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Pinterest hits first controversy over

Just as it enjoys an initial surge of popularity, a new social networking site called Pinterest is also experiencing its first bout of controversy. Observers are accusing the site of secretly embedding code

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Joomla upgraded with new search, database options

The newly released edition of the Joomla open source content management system now comes with a new search engine, and can use Microsoft SQL Server or PostGreSQL, in addition to MySQL. Joomla 2.5,

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Joab Jackson

CA updates Clarity UI to appeal to management users

CA Technologies has updated its CA Clarity Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software with a new user interface, one that the company hopes will appeal to a broader set of business users.The potential audience

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Global moods as measured by Twitter

Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are often criticized for encouraging people to share thoughts of little consequence, though social scientists are finding these electronic missives, when assembled en masse and analyzed

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Joab Jackson

IBM pledges $1 billion financing for SMBs

IBM has pledged US$1 billion in financing to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) procure certain IBM systems and services, the company announced Thursday."SMBs face difficulties in access to financing. They may not

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Joab Jackson

Adobe unveils e-form service

Adobe has launched a service for conducting online surveys that the company says should ease the process of setting them up and analyzing their results."Form and survey management is traditionally a very time-consuming

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Joab Jackson

Windows Small Business Server 2011 available for download

Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its integrated package for small organizations, Windows Small Business Server 2011. This new edition updates the core Microsoft products in the SBS package,

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Joab Jackson

Forget quad-core CPUs – Intel predicts 1,000 cores possible

An experimental Intel chip shows the feasibility of building processors with 1,000 cores, an Intel researcher has asserted. The architecture for the Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor is "arbitrarily scalable,"

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Joab Jackson

Google Refine is free software to massage data sets

Google has updated and re-released open-source software for cleaning, analyzing and transforming data sets, now called Google Refine. The software, originally called Freebase Gridworks, came with Metaweb, a company Google purchased in July.

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Twitter change could cause trouble for third-party apps

Users of obscure third-party Twitter applications may be surprised to find that their apps no longer work, if the app creators of those apps haven't been keeping up with changes in the Twitter

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Joab Jackson

HTML 5 adaption raises new security issues

When it comes to new security issues, the security team for the Firefox browser have the new version of the Web HyperText Markup Language, HTML 5, foremost on the mind. "Web apps are

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Web creator uses potato chips to explain benefits of ‘open linked data’

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee resorted to using a bag of potato chips to explain the ease and benefits of using linked open data. During his presentation at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo,

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Twitter – more a hot news site than a social network

While Twitter tends to get lumped in with other social-networking sites, a group of Korean researchers has analyzed how people use the service and found that it more closely resembles a traditional news

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Adobe evangelist lets Apple have it

Responding to a change in the licensing terms for developers building applications for version 4.0 of the iPhone, a technology evangelist for Adobe has told Apple to go perform an anatomically impossible act.

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Joab Jackson