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.

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.

10 interesting business tidbits from Twitter's IPO filing

Twitter made its IPO documents public Thursday and in the process revealed some juicy information about the company, like how much money it makes (or loses) and how much its executives get paid. Here are a few of the details we learned about Twitter today.

Intel partners to expand app-level energy management

Intel has partnered with startup TSO Logic in a move that should give more companies tools to track how much power their server applications consume.

America's Cup (3)

The America's Cup: nerves, skill, and computer design

This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.

on techhive.com

Oracle Team USA

Ellison's team pulls off stunning America's Cup comeback

He may have angered his customers in the process, but Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA completed a stunning comeback on Wednesday to snatch the America's Cup sailing trophy from New Zealand in the last race of the competition.

on techhive.com

Fujitsu will stick with Unix to keep IBM in check, exec says

With the Unix market seemingly in permanent decline, it’s easy to see why smaller players might drop out. But Fujitsu says it’s in it for the long haul.

Big investor gets option to join Microsoft board

ValueAct Capital, one of Microsoft's biggest investors, has secured the right to appoint its president to the software giant's board of directors.

Imagination to battle ARM with MIPS server chips

Imagination is the U.K. company that designs the iPhone's and iPad's graphics chips.

Dell profit slides 72 percent as privatization battle drags on

Dell reported a 72 percent drop in profit on Thursday, a month before an expected shareholder vote that could shape the future of the company.

Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC

Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.

Publishers say e-book restrictions would hurt them, not Apple

Five book publishers have objected to restrictions that would be placed on Apple's business after it was found guilty last month of conspiring to fix prices for e-books.