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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Oracle profit slides 24 percent as customers move to the cloud

The company reported its first overall sales decline in more than two years

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US reports massive breach of government personnel data

The U.S. is investigating a massive data breach that exposed personal information on around 4 million federal government workers, according to news reports Thursday.

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The HP split by the numbers: 2,800 apps and 75,000 APIs

HP will be operating as two companies by Aug. 1, giving it three months to iron out any bugs

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Prototype of HP's futuristic 'Machine' coming next year

The prototype will use DRAM, however, not the memristors HP originally envisioned.

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HP's Project Synergy promises Amazon-type provisioning for bare metal servers

The change to OneView management software should make it faster for businesses to deploy applications

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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