James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

HP to pay $108 million for overseas bribery and corruption

Employees in Russia, Poland and Mexico were accused of bribing local officials

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Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

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Why Facebook thinks Oculus is worth $2 billion

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as the next major computing platform.

IRS will tax Bitcoin as property, rather than as currency

Investors welcomed the news, but it could also mean additional record-keeping for people who spend bitcoins like cash.

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HP plans 3D printer announcement for June

There are two big problems with 3D printers, HP CEO Meg Whitman says, and the company will reveal how they've solved them in a few months.

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Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?

Legal experts say it would be hard for Nakamoto to build a strong case.

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Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

Reports suggest a version of Office for Apple's tablet is finally happening.

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US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering

The course was developed with input from HP and other industry players

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HP eyeing acquisitions - and divestitures - Whitman says

The company is looking to do deals in security, big data, cloud and mobility

HP reverses decline in PC sales, claims broad progress in quarter

Overall revenue was down but profit was up, including PC sales growth.

Intel moves deeper into software with server KVM tool

Intel said its Virtual KVM Gateway is server-agnostic and can handle up to 50 sessions simultaneously.

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Judge rebukes Apple for invoking nationalist bias but denies Samsung a retrial

Apple's remarks in a patent trial suggested an 'American-versus-non-American theme' to the jury, Judge Koh said.

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15 years later, Googlers reminisce about first data center

The tiny space housed 30 PCs and was down the hall from the much larger Altavista

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Ellison: Facebook the new model for business applications

Social networking is the new backbone of business applications, Oracle CEO said

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Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals

The CEO said he's focused on agile cloud providers