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.

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

Tech woes stymie jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Tech woes stymie jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

Microsoft to boost renewable energy use in its data centers

Microsoft to boost renewable energy use in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018

Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

Eric Schmidt plays defense at the Oracle-Google trial
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Eric Schmidt plays defense at the Oracle-Google trial

Eric Schmidt took the witness stand Tuesday in Oracle’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, and he gave little ground during some tense exchanges with Oracle’s attorney.

The Oracle-Google jury includes at least one person with an aversion to tech

The Oracle-Google jury includes at least one person with an aversion to tech

A lawyer, an accountant and a retired CFO are among the eight women and two men selected Monday to decide Oracle’s huge copyright infringement case against Google.

The Oracle-Google fight over Java in Android goes to trial Monday

The Oracle-Google fight over Java in Android goes to trial Monday

Oracle’s legal fight with Google over its use of Java in Android goes to a jury trial for the second time on Monday, with Oracle seeking $8.8 billion in damages.

Google's CEO sees A.I. as the next wave in computing

Google's CEO sees A.I. as the next wave in computing

"In the long run we will evolve in computing from a mobile-first to an A.I.-first world," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

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 wants $9.3B for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle wants $9.3B 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 files copyright lawsuit against HPE

Oracle files copyright lawsuit against 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.

Update: FBI says it may have found a way to crack shooter's iPhone

Update: FBI says it may have found a way to crack 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 joins Facebook's Open Compute Project, submits rack design

Google joins Facebook's Open Compute Project, submits 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 takes on Nutanix, Cisco with hyperconverged system

HPE takes on Nutanix, 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.

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.

Apple CEO: FBI wants us to write software 'cancer'

Apple CEO: FBI wants us to write software 'cancer'

Apple CEO 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.

Here's what tech leaders have said about the Apple-FBI dispute

Here's what tech leaders have said about the Apple-FBI dispute

In the week since Apple said it would do battle with the FBI over its request for access to a smartphone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, tech industry leaders have been weighing in with their views.

Donald Trump wants you to boycott Apple

Donald Trump wants you to boycott Apple

Donald Trump has called for a boycott of Apple products over its refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters.

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