James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

Oracle Loses Bid to Assert Third Patent in Google Trial

Oracle has lost its bid to assert a third patent in its trial against Google, with a favorable decision from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office coming "a few...

Schmidt Testifies Android Did Not Use Sun's IP

Google developed its Android smartphone software without using Sun's intellectual property and its use of Java in Android was "legally correct," Google's...

Andy Rubin Spars With Oracle Attorney Over Old Emails

Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android development team, took the witness stand for the first time Monday in Oracle's lawsuit accusing Google of patent and...

Larry Page Tells Jury He Doesn't Recall Details of Java Negotations

Google CEO Larry Page told a jury on Wednesday that he remembers little about Google's attempts to negotiate a Java license from Sun, during 40 minutes of tense...

Oracle Considered Buying RIM and Palm, Ellison Says

Oracle considered buying Palm and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion as part of an aborted effort to build its own smartphone, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said in...

Google Says It Had Sun's Full Support in Building Android

Google built Android using parts of Java that didn't require a license and it had the full support of Sun Microsystems in doing so, a lawyer for Google said in...

Oracle Says Google Knowingly 'Broke the Rules' With Java

Oracle and Google kicked off a high-stakes jury trial in San Francisco on Monday, with Oracle arguing that Google ran roughshod over its intellectual property...

Oracle-Google Trial Starts Monday; Outcome Could Affect All Developers

Oracle and Google are due in court Monday for the start of an eight-week jury trial that could have significant implications for developers of Android...

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.