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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IBM's OpenPower project takes strides with first commercial server

Taiwan's Tyan will start selling the first OpenPower server by mid-year, IBM says.

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Uber and Lyft fail to convince judges their drivers are merely 'contractors'

The judges ruled that the status of the companies' drivers will need to be decided by juries

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Facebook's 'Wedge' network switch will soon be on sale to all

The top-of-rack switch will go on sale from Accton in the first half

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Microsoft slashes backup power costs with lithium-ion batteries

It designed a system that's five times cheaper than a traditional data center UPS

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IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

It's trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services

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NTT buys Germany's biggest data center provider for $840 million

The deal will make NTT the third-largest data center operator in Europe

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Lenovo's website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

The source code for the page names two alleged hackers.

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Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics

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HP gives a bleak forecast as split approaches

The strengthening dollar has forced HP to lower its outlook for the year, the company said Tuesday.

Nvidia slapped with lawsuit over 'misleading' GPU claims

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Some customers say the GTX 970 doesn't perform as well as advertised

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Nvidia hit with false advertising suit over GTX 970 performance

Nvidia was hit with a class action lawsuit Thursday that claims it misled customers about the capabilities of the GTX 970, which was released in September.

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What's in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack

A security firm says code used against Sony has similarities to other malware linked to North Korea

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Apple is said to recruit engineers for car development project

Apple's recent hires include a Mercedes-Benz executive who led its Silicon Valley R&D center.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

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Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

The company expects "very significant savings" from the plant in Monterey County