James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

ARM CTO Predicts Chips the Size of Blood Cells

In less than a decade, that smartphone you're holding could have 32 times the memory, 20 times the bandwidth and a microprocessor core no bigger than a red blood cell.

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ARM Goes 64-bit With Its New ARMv8 Chip Architecture

ARM has introduced its first 64-bit microprocessor architecture, ARMv8, which should enable wider use of ARM chips in servers and other enterprise equipment and...

Equinix Creates Market for Data Center Clients to Trade Services

Equinix has launched an online marketplace for its data center customers, to make it easier for them to buy and sell network, managed hosting and other services...

Uptime Institute Kicks off Server Roundup Contest

The Uptime Institute has launched its first Server Roundup Contest to encourage data center operators to retire obsolete servers and reduce their energy...

ARM Unveils Hyper-efficient Cortex-A7 Chip for Smartphones

ARM Holdings has introduced the Cortex-A7, an upcoming microprocessor design that will be used in sub-US$100 smartphones, as well as in high-end smartphones as a...

Yahoo Profits Sink on Weak Ad Sales

Yahoo reported steep declines in revenue and profit for the third quarter, pulled down by weak ad sales and the failure of its search partnership with Microsoft...

US Companies Pushed to Disclose Cyberattacks

Public companies may need to look more closely at their exposure to cyberattacks after new guidelines were released this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Zynga Gets More Social, More Violent

Zynga is making its games more social, but also more edgy, so players will be able to meet people more easily, then hack them to death with a chainsaw.

McNealy: I Would Have Run HP If They'd Asked Me

Scott McNealy, the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, would have accepted the job of running Hewlett-Packard if he had been asked, he said this week.

Ex-Sun Boss McNealy Launches Social Gaming Startup

Scott McNealy has never been shy about sharing his opinions; now he wants everyone else to do the same.

Benioff Comes out Swinging at Oracle

The Salesforce.com chief continued his spat with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday morning -- and you might not see Marc Benioff at an Oracle conference again.

Despite Ellison Remark, Oracle Still a Fan of X86

It can't be easy working for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Just ask John Fowler, the head of Oracle's systems business, who's spent the past two weeks trying to...

HP Completes Autonomy Acquisition

Hewlett-Packard has secured enough shares of Autonomy to take control of the U.K. software company, HP announced Monday.

US Applies Brakes to Google-Motorola Merger

Google received a "second request" from the Justice Department asking for more details about the deal.

SPEC Tool to Improve Server-efficiency Ratings

SPEC, the standards body for performance benchmarks, has developed a tool-kit to help more accurately measure the energy efficiency of servers.