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.

New data center survey shows mediocre results for energy efficiency

A new survey suggests that large data centers might be less energy efficient than was previously thought.

Hewlett-Packard: Tough years for a Silicon Valley pioneer

From pretexting to Autonomy, here's a timeline of Hewlett-Packard management changes.

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Facebook addresses concerns of how Home affects privacy

Facebook has posted a Q&A on its website about the privacy implications of its new Facebook Home software for Android phones, though it was unclear if it has addressed all the concerns raised.

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition.

Judge lowers Apple's $1 billion Samsung award, orders partial retrial

A judge has ordered a partial retrial in Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung in California, and has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the $1 billion in damages that Apple was awarded last summer.

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HP aims to launch low-power 'Moonshot' server next quarter

Hewlett-Packard's first low-power server for hyperscale computing environments, developed under a project it calls Moonshot, will go on sale next quarter, CEO Meg Whitman said last week.

Microsoft joins list of recently hacked companies

Microsoft has disclosed that it recently fell victim to the same type of cyberattack that targeted Apple and Facebook.

HP's Whitman vows to keep the company intact, 'on track'

Hewlett-Packard's CEO has dismissed persistent rumors that the company might break itself up in a move that could create more value for shareholders.

HP reports drop in profit but says turnaround effort making progress

Hewlett-Packard reported a drop in profit for the last quarter as printer and PC sales both declined, but said cost-cutting measures the company announced last year are starting to pay off.

IBM makes big mobile push with MobileFirst

IBM is making a renewed push into the burgeoning market for all things mobile, saying it can help its corporate customers grow revenue and become more competitive through mobile app development.

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Dell profits fall as company battles to go private

Dell reported another quarter of declining revenue and profits as the company's CEO continues his battle to take the PC maker private.

Intel shifts gears on Itanium, raising questions about the server chip's future

Intel has scaled back plans for the next version of Itanium in a move that raises questions about the future of the 64-bit server chip, used primarily in Hewlett-Packard's high-end Integrity servers.

Twitter hacked; 250,000 users must reset their passwords

Twitter's servers have been breached by "extremely sophisticated" hackers who may have made off with user names and passwords for about 250,000 users, the company said Friday.

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CES Wrap-Up: 10 things seen and heard at CES (video)

The latest TVs and tablets are only part of the fun that International CES has to offer. This is about the biggest tech trade show in the world, after all, with thousands of vendors falling over each other to get noticed. Live demos go wrong, marketing tricks backfire and the antics on the show floor can take your breath away. Here are 10 things that caught our eye at CES this week that didn't necessarily make the headlines.

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Is CES a thieves' paradise?

The International CES is packed to the rafters with the latest in shiny, often expensive high-tech gadgets, so it's no surprise that theft is a problem for companies exhibiting at the show.