James Niccolai

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


Microsoft may buy Minecraft developer for $2 billion

The acquisition would be Microsoft's first big one since former CEO Steve Ballmer stepped down in July

Apple's iPhone 6 livestream not very iSlick

The livestream of Apple's launch event was marred by interruptions

The Apple Watch is real and here's what it does

The Apple Watch comes in numerous style and acts as a fitness tracker as well as running apps

Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

Google to build quantum computing processors

Google will work with UC Santa Barbara to push quantum computing forward

Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement

Server sales have turned a corner, IDC says

Intel's Grantley Xeon chip and the end of support for Windows Server 2003 should keep server makers busy for a while

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

The new Sparc chip will ship in Oracle's Unix servers next year

Steve Jobs was 'central figure' in Silicon Valley hiring case, judge says

Other CEOs maintained the alleged no-hire agreements out of fear and deference to Jobs, the judge wrote

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