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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Cisco's new CEO hints at deals in software and security

The company will be 'very acquisitive,' Chuck Robbins says

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 could yield big camera gains

The new 'Specter' image processor will capture sharper images in low light, the company says

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Software mogul Tom Siebel funds AI, drone research to tackle energy crisis

The CRM founder will spend $10 million over five years to improve the smart grid

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Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month

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Oracle and Google may be headed back to court next spring

The companies will battle over Google's use of Java in Android

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The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

The first step is a project with Rackspace to make OpenStack easier to deploy and manage

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Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Google's mobile OS has come to 'permeate the fabric of our society,' Oracle says

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U.S. court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy.

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IBM's Q2 sales slide 13 percent on sale of low-end server unit

Mainframe sales lifted otherwise weak hardware results

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Intel profit falls as PC slump continues

Intel's revenue and profit both dropped last quarter as people held off on buying new PCs ahead of the Windows 10 launch later this year.

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HP and Intel push HPC into new markets

HP will use Intel's Xeon Phi and Omni-Path technologies to build new HPC systems

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Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

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Data center group tightens certification rules for service providers

The Uptime Institute is clamping down on the use of its design certification

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HP officially files to spin off enterprise division

The company says it's on track to split in two by November 1.

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Vandals sever another Internet backbone cable in California

It's the 11th incident of fiber cutting in a year