James NiccolaiDeputy News Editor, IDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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HP's profit slips 21 percent as services business stumbles

The company says it's on track to divide into two companies in November.

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This well-funded startup could turn Bitcoin mining - and the chip industry - on its head

21 has big plans for its BitShare embedded mining chip. But in smartphones?

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A feisty John Chambers bows out on his final Cisco earnings call

Chambers says he'll be an advisor and a coach when new CEO Chuck Robbins takes over

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Google boosts workplace efforts with Box integration for Chromebooks, better Chromebox videoconferencing

Google for Work rests on its Chromebooks hardware and Chrome web browser

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IBM sales dip 12 percent despite lift from new mainframe

It was IBM's 12th straight quarter of declining revenue

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Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe software, strikes back

The retailer claims Adobe, Corel and Autodesk charge accused pirates exorbitant license fees.

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AMD reports a dim financial picture and withdraws from high-density server business

The company is reversing course on a business it formed by acquiring SeaMicro three years ago

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Intel sales sag under PC slowdown

Businesses bought fewer PCs than expected last quarter, the chip maker said.

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Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

The jury found against her on almost all counts, though one remains.

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Facebook sued for alleged theft of data center design

A British company says Facebook stole its design for prefabricated data centers

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IBM's OpenPower project takes strides with first commercial server

Taiwan's Tyan will start selling the first OpenPower server by mid-year, IBM says.

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Uber and Lyft fail to convince judges their drivers are merely 'contractors'

The judges ruled that the status of the companies' drivers will need to be decided by juries

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Facebook's 'Wedge' network switch will soon be on sale to all

The top-of-rack switch will go on sale from Accton in the first half

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Microsoft slashes backup power costs with lithium-ion batteries

It designed a system that's five times cheaper than a traditional data center UPS

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IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

It's trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services