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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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.

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Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?

Legal experts say it would be hard for Nakamoto to build a strong case.

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Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

Reports suggest a version of Office for Apple's tablet is finally happening.

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US school offers first-of-a-kind graduate degree in data center engineering

The course was developed with input from HP and other industry players

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HP eyeing acquisitions - and divestitures - Whitman says

The company is looking to do deals in security, big data, cloud and mobility

HP reverses decline in PC sales, claims broad progress in quarter

Overall revenue was down but profit was up, including PC sales growth.