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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Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals

The CEO said he's focused on agile cloud providers

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Microsoft joins ARM server effort

The company is among a list of software vendors working to standardize the ARM server platform

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Facebook uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs to store 'cold' data

Who says optical discs are dead?

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IBM's low-end server business back in play; Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo circling

Reports say IBM's low-end server business is back on the table

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AMD slows new Opteron 6300 chips to match workloads

AMDs new Opteron 6300 processors have a slower clock speed to reduce power consumption.

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How Intel is buying, building a piece of the tablet market

Intel is pushing into the mobile market by cutting deals with tablet developers to use its chips.

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Neiman Marcus notifying customers of card data breach

The incident follows a massive data theft at Target affecting up to 110 million customers.

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A robotic camera for the ultimate video selfie

The Soloshot 2 is your own personal cameraman.

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Pixeom lets you set up cloud services without the data center

The company is appealing to users worried about data privacy

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Yahoo buys 'smart home screen' company Aviate

The technology organizes a person's apps based on what they're doing

SNL cast helps Marissa Mayer launch Yahoo News Digest

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Mayer also announced the first in a series of digital magazines from Yahoo

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Qualcomm brings its Snapdragon chip to the car

The 602A will support services like HD video and gesture recognition

Intel chief opens CES with parade of wearables

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The company has developed a tiny PC platform called Edison that can be embedded in wearable gadgets

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Next ARM server chip maker: Qualcomm?

Qualcomm's CEO says its expertise in smartphone chips could translate well into servers

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iPhone graphics chip designer adds more oomph to GPUs

Imagination says its new line of PowerVR CPUs are 50 percent faster than their predecessors.