James Niccolai

Deputy News Editor

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


This well-funded startup could turn bitcoin mining - and the chip industry - on its head

21 has big plans for its BitShare embedded mining chip

A feisty John Chambers bows out on his final Cisco earnings call

Chambers says he'll be an advisor and a coach when new CEO Chuck Robbins takes over

Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Cloud services performed well, but Windows and Office software suffered

Google boosts workplace efforts with Box integration, videoconferencing

Google for Work rests on its Chromebooks hardware and Chrome web browser

IBM sales dip 12 percent despite lift from new mainframe

It was IBM's 12th straight quarter of declining revenue

AMD withdraws from high-density server business

The company is ditching a business it formed by acquiring SeaMicro three years ago

Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe software, strikes back

The retailer claims Adobe, Corel and Autodesk charge accused pirates exorbitant license fees

Intel sales sag under PC slowdown

Businesses bought fewer PCs than expected last quarter, the chip maker said

Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

The jury found against her on almost all counts, though one remains

IBM's OpenPower project takes strides with first commercial server

Taiwan's Tyan will start selling the first OpenPower server by mid-year, IBM says

Uber and Lyft fail to convince judges their drivers are merely 'contractors'

The judges ruled that the status of the companies' drivers will need to be decided by juries

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