James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

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Baidu hires 'Google Brain' founder to run its AI labs

Andrew Ng has been hired by the Chinese Internet giant

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Oracle asks for its pound of flesh in unique SAP theft case

The company asked an appeals court to reinstate a $1.3 billion damages award against SAP

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Oracle wins, Google loses in copyright ruling on Java APIs

An appeals court sided with Oracle and ordered the companies back to court

Google, Amazon and other online giants warn FCC on net neutrality

Weaker net neutrality rules will pose a 'grave threat' to the Internet, major tech firms say.

Apple-Samsung jury corrects verdict form but leaves Apple's damages at $119.5M

The jury returned Monday to fix an error it made Friday in its damages calculations

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HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

Nonstop customers will get a path off of Intel's Itanium chip

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HP joins with Foxconn to build low-cost cloud servers

HP will tap Foxconn's manufacturing prowess to target cloud providers like Amazon and Google

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Oracle Solaris update plays nice with OpenStack

Oracle is adding an OpenStack distribution to its latest Solaris release

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Google shows homegrown server with IBM Power chip

Google is showing off a Power8 motherboard at an IBM show in Las Vegas Monday

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With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel

The company will license its new Power 8 chip to other companies to build hyperscale systems

HP to pay $108 million for overseas bribery and corruption

Employees in Russia, Poland and Mexico were accused of bribing local officials

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Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

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Why Facebook thinks Oculus is worth $2 billion

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as the next major computing platform.

IRS will tax Bitcoin as property, rather than as currency

Investors welcomed the news, but it could also mean additional record-keeping for people who spend bitcoins like cash.

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HP plans 3D printer announcement for June

There are two big problems with 3D printers, HP CEO Meg Whitman says, and the company will reveal how they've solved them in a few months.