James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

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HP regains server lead but Taiwan vendors see big growth

Taiwanese vendors that sell directly to Google and Facebook collectively had the biggest growth in the quarter

HP ends tough year on a high note

The company reported higher-than-expected revenue and a return to growth in its enterprise business.

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Data centers play fast and loose with reliability credentials

How reliable is your data center service provider? Perhaps not as reliable as you think.

Greenpeace tips hat to Facebook, Google for renewable energy use

The environmental group says some firms may even be the vanguard for renewable energy use.

Apple's Siri chief moves to Samsung to build connected device platform

The engineer who oversaw development of Apple's Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the "Internet of things."

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HP porting venerable Nonstop server platform to x86

The server systems -- popular with banks, telcos and other businesses -- will come in both Itanium- and x86-based flavors.

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Record bitcoin payment of $1 million spent on new mining hardware

Bitpay just processed its first $1 million transaction using the digital currency.

ARM delivers first 16-core Mali GPU design

The high-end chip, called the Mali-T760, is ARM's most powerful GPU to date and will be aimed at devices priced at around $350 and above.

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Dell to show its first 64-bit ARM server this week

Dell and HP are both moving forward this week with low-power server plans.

Apple and Samsung spar over 'massive disclosure' of leaked license contracts

Apple and Samsung Electronics exchanged heated words in court Tuesday over allegations that Samsung's lawyers leaked details of confidential Apple licensing agreements to Samsung executives.

Yahoo reports another sales drop as ad clicks yield less

The number of people using Yahoo’s services has grown, but the company hasn’t turned those users into top-line growth.

Imagination dispatches Warrior CPU core to battle ARM and Intel

Imagination Technologies will deliver its first Warrior CPU core to device makers by the end of the year, beginning a campaign to make the MIPS architecture a more potent rival to ARM and x86.

After leak, HP says revenue will dip slightly next year

HP expects to report a year-over-year revenue decline for its fiscal year 2014, which ends next October, though the decline “will moderate from fiscal 2013,” the company said, meaning it will fall by less.

NSA data center meltdowns delayed opening more than a year, report says

A massive data center being built by the National Security Agency in Utah has been plagued by "chronic electrical surges" that have destroyed equipment and delayed its opening for a year, according to a report Monday.

Microsoft offers Azure discounts in renewed cloud push

Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.