James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

A Timeline of Oracle's Java Lawsuit Against Google

Oracle and Google are headed to court Monday so that a jury can decide whether Google misappropriated Oracle's Java technology to build its Android software...

Facebook Fires Back at Yahoo, Says It Infringed 10 Patents

Facebook has denied Yahoo's claims of patent infringement and shot back with counterclaims that Yahoo infringed 10 Facebook patents.

Google to Sell Android Tablets Online, Report Says

Google will open an online store where it will market and sell tablets directly to consumers, with some of the devices potentially being co-branded with Google's name.

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AOL Unplugs 10,000 Servers, Saves $5 Million

AOL decommissioned almost 10,000 servers and saved itself US$5 million along the way.

Google, Oracle to Hold Last-minute Settlement Talks

Oracle and Google will hold another round of settlement talks as the trial date nears in their high-stakes court battle over Google's alleged misuse of Java in Android.

Meg Whitman Fluffs HP's Age, Gets Corrected by Shareholder

Meg Whitman has spent her first six months at Hewlett-Packard talking to customers and employees and learning how the business works, but apparently she didn't...

With Printer Sales Slowing, HP Favors PCs

The writing may finally be on the wall for Hewlett-Packard's storied print division.

HP to Combine Its PC and Printer Divisions, Report Says

HP says it will combine its PC and printer divisions into a single business unit.

IT Faces Up to Mobile Device Test

The consumerization of IT offers workers many opportunities -- and creates huge challenges for IT.

As Consumer Tech Sweeps Enterprise, IT Staff Fight for Control

The spread of consumer technologies at work has put many IT departments on the back foot, but a conference in San Francisco this week is looking at ways IT...

AMD Buys SeaMicro, Enters Server Hardware Business

Advanced Micro Devices announced Wednesday it is buying low-power server vendor SeaMicro, a surprise move that puts AMD in the systems business and disrupts Intel by acquiring one of its close partners.

Whitman Gives HP Harsh Report Card, Outlines Recovery Plan

Hewlett-Packard has underinvested in its business and become "too complex and too slow," President and CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday, offering a three-part...

HP Profit Falls 44 Percent Amid Weak PC Sales

Hewlett-Packard's profit dipped sharply in the first quarter as consumers slowed spending on its PCs and printers, HP announced Wednesday.

Oracle and SAP Given June Court Date for TomorrowNow Retrial

Oracle and SAP may be back in court on June 18 to begin a retrial of Oracle's corporate theft lawsuit involving SAP's former TomorrowNow subsidiary.

Zynga Makes Dramatic Shift From Public Cloud

Zynga has moved most of its users away from Amazon Web Services and onto its private cloud in a move to maximize the reliability and performance of its social...