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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Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will give the opening keynote at the giant Consumer Electronics Show in January, a logical choice for an event whose focus is increasingly mobile, but one that might not garner the attention of a Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer appearance.

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Foxconn factory workers strike, stall iPhone 5 production

Thousands of workers went on strike at a Foxconn factory in China on Friday, bringing some iPhone 5 production lines to a halt, a labor rights group said.

Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel's "Clover Trail" processor emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple's market-leading iPad.

Google's Brin predicts self-driving cars for 'ordinary people'

Google is known for setting ambitious targets for itself, and it's apparently making no exception for self-driving cars. Such "autonomous vehicles" will be a reality for "ordinary people" in less than five years, Google CEO Sergey Brin said on Tuesday.

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Apple's new IPod Nano has built-in pedometer

Apple's new iPhone 5 got most of the attention at a launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday but the company also showed off a new iPod Touch and a redesigned...

Apple's IPhone 5 has larger screen and LTE netwoking

Apple's iPhone 5 has a larger screen than its predecessors and support for high-speed LTE wireless networks, the company said Wednesday at a launch event.

Zuckerberg disappointed in Facebook's stock price, eyes search opportunity

Facebook's CEO also said that the site made a mistake when it decided to start developing for the Web first, using HTML 5, rather than focusing on native apps.

AMD's new SeaMicro server talks to 5-petabyte storage cluster

Advanced Micro Devices has launched the first new products from its SeaMicro acquisition earlier this year, including a server that can be linked to a massive...

IBM and Oracle Present Rival Chips for 'big Iron' Servers

IBM and Oracle shared more details this week about new RISC chips they're building for server customers, the Power7+ in the case of IBM and the T5 for Oracle.

Applied Micro Shows 64-bit ARM Server Chip, Ignites X86 Debate

Applied Micro lifted the curtain on its 64-bit ARM-based server platform at the Hot Chips conference this week and ignited a debate about whether ARM is the...

MIPS Looks to Challenge ARM's Tablet Dominance With Smaller CPU

MIPS Technologies hopes to challenge ARM in the market for high-end tablets and smartphones with an upcoming processor design it presented at the HotChips...

Quick Verdict in Apple Trial Doesn't Mean Jury Shirked Its Duty, Expert Says

The jury in the Apple-Samsung trial appears to have reached a reasoned, if quick, decision, according to one legal expert

Federal Jury Decides Largely in Apple's Favor, Samsung Hit With $1 Billion in Damages

The jury in the Apple/Samsung patent case decides that Samsung must pay Apple $1 billion for mobile tech patent infringements.

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Dell Names New Enterprise Chief as Profit Drops 18 Percent

Dell has tapped a former Hewlett-Packard executive to run its server, networking and storage division, an important area for Dell as it tries to expand its data...

In America's Cup, Oracle Team USA Looks for High Tech Advantage

The America's Cup teams employ sensors, on-board computers and wireless networks to help maximize performance.