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.


That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax

That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax

The owner of a Web hosting company who claimed to have erased his entire business from the web with a single scripting command apparently made the whole thing up.

IBM's Power chips hit the big time at Google

IBM's Power chips hit the big time at Google

Google and Rackspace are designing a server based on IBM's upcoming Power9 processor, a sure sign that Intel is no longer the only game in town for cloud service providers.

Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

Oracle winds up legal machine, lobs copyright lawsuit at HPE

Oracle winds up legal machine, lobs copyright lawsuit at HPE

Oracle has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Hewlett Packard Enterprise, claiming HPE was part of an illegal scheme to sell Solaris support services to Oracle customers.

FBI says it may have found a way to unlock shooter's iPhone

FBI says it may have found a way to unlock shooter's iPhone

The FBI says it may have discovered a way to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters, and the agency has asked a judge to postpone a court hearing in the matter that was scheduled for Tuesday.

Oracle profit slides despite rapid growth in cloud

Oracle profit slides despite rapid growth in cloud

Oracle reported its fourth consecutive quarter of declining revenue on Tuesday, as rapid growth in its cloud business failed to make up for weak demand for more traditional products.

Google has joined Facebook's Open Compute Project and submitted a 48-volt rack design

Google has joined Facebook's Open Compute Project and submitted a 48-volt rack design

Google has joined Facebook's Open Compute Project and proposed a new design for server racks that could help cloud data centers cut their energy bills.

HPE will take on Nutanix and Cisco with hyperconverged system

HPE will take on Nutanix and Cisco with hyperconverged system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will enter the fast-growing market for hyperconverged systems with a new product that it plans to unveil this month, CEO Meg Whitman said Thursday..

As encryption debate rages, inventors of public key encryption win prestigious Turing Award

As encryption debate rages, inventors of public key encryption win prestigious Turing Award

The inventors of public key cryptography have won the 2015 Turing Award, just as a contentious debate kicks off in Washington over how much protection encryption should really offer.

Apple appeals order to unlock iPhone, says it would 'violate the Constitution'

Apple appeals order to unlock iPhone, says it would 'violate the Constitution'

Apple filed court papers on Thursday urging a judge to overturn an order requiring it to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in last December's San Bernardino attacks.

Tim Cook: The FBI is asking us to write the software equivalent of cancer

Tim Cook: The FBI is asking us to write the software equivalent of cancer

Tim Cook has said the U.S. government is requiring Apple to write "the software equivalent of cancer" by demanding that it help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

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