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.

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...

HP Pays $425,000 to Settle Claims Over Hazardous Laptop Batteries

Hewlett-Packard will pay $425,000 to settle a claim that it knowingly sold laptops with hazardous batteries that could overheat or catch fire.

Google Expands Revenue but Misses Forecast

Google's fourth-quarter revenue climbed 25 percent from a year earlier but was less than analysts had expected, pulling its stock price down 9 percent in...

Windows 8 on ARM: You Can Look but You Can't Touch

For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer...

WowWee Puts Real Toys in Digital Games, Creates 'appcessories'

WowWee showed an upcoming game platform at the Consumer Electronics Show called AppGear, which combines real toys with on-screen animation to create a new...

After Microsoft, What Next for CES?

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's last keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday night, a damp squib that confirmed for some that the software maker has...

Steve Ballmer Delivers Microsoft's Final CES Keynote

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's farewell keynote at CES, where he talked up its Xbox, Windows 8 and Windows Phone software.

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Sweden's Tobii Shows 'gaze Control' on Windows 8 PC

We've had gesture control with Microsoft Kinect. Now get ready for gaze control. Swedish firm Tobii is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week to promote the...

Acer to Offer Free Cloud Service, Shows Super-slim Ultrabook

Acer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show by previewing a free cloud service for storing images and other documents online, and showing a novel Ultrabook laptop.

China Racing to Expand Data Center Capacity

China is in the midst of an unprecedented data center construction boom that's providing business opportunities for U.S. companies and could see China emerge...

Microsoft-Novell Antitrust Case Ends in Hung Jury

The jury was unable to agree on whether Microsoft acted to deliberately impede Novell's WordPerfect software.

Android App Allows Remote Search of Macs and PCs

Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to...

Google Offers Currents, a Flipboard-like App

Google has released a free mobile app that pulls content from different websites into one place and lets people build what looks a bit like their own...