James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

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Apple's iPhone 6 livestream not very iSlick

The livestream of Apple's launch event was marred by interruptions

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Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm over GPU patents, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

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Google to build quantum computing processors

Google will work with UC Santa Barbara to push quantum computing forward

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

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Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement

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Server sales have turned a corner, IDC says

Intel's Grantley Xeon chip and the end of support for Windows Server 2003 should keep server makers busy for a while

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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

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Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

The new Sparc chip will ship in Oracle's Unix servers next year

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Steve Jobs was 'central figure' in Silicon Valley hiring case, judge says

Other CEOs maintained the alleged no-hire agreements out of fear and deference to Jobs, the judge wrote

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Judge says settlement is too low in Silicon Valley hiring case

Deal calls for $324.5 million to settle case

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Elaborate hoax targets Intel's presence in Israel

Intel said the release, from someone using the name 'Rick Veritas,' was false.

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Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free

The developers are joining YouTube's video ads team

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CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

Whitman joined HP in 2011 and is leading its turnaround effort

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.