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.


Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex says hackers stole $63 million

A digital exchange in Hong Kong has suspended trading after a security breach in which thieves made off with an apparent $63 million worth of bitcoins.

HPE Antonio Neri

HPE's cloud chief is leaving the company

The head of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s cloud team is leaving the company in a reorg that will also see the creation of a new cloud division.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Intel profit slides on costs related to layoffs

Intel's profit dropped sharply last quarter due to heavy costs from a restructuring announced in April, though sales were up thanks to the company's powerful data center group.

AWS re:Invent

AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

HPE CEP Meg Whitman

HPE has won $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been awarded $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle over a largely forgotten Intel processor.

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Tesla's autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash

Federal regulators are investigating Tesla's autopilot feature after a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and one of its Model S cars.

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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip on Wednesday, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

Martin Fink

HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the end of the year.

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In pictures: The wild mods and awe-inspiring PCs Corsair brought to Computex

Corsair is showing its newest components for building gaming rigs at Computex in Taipei, including cooling fans that use magnetism to float free from their bearings

Diane Bryant

Intel's data center chief talks machine learning -- just don't ask about GPUs

Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s powerful data center group, was at Computex in Taipei this week, in part to explain how the company's latest Xeon Phi processor is a good fit for machine learning.


Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing

Qualcomm introduced a new chipset on Tuesday that aims to expand the market for kids' wearables.

Jen-Hsun Huang

Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s hyper-specialized AI chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for AI.

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute little companion robot with a touchscreen face

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

Android statues

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

District Court San Francisco

Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.