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.


Intel speeds up road map to tackle threat from ARM

Intel CEO Paul Otellini says his company will dramatically shake up its microprocessor road map to meet the demand for very-low-power processors. He also rebuffed unconfirmed reports that Apple might move away from Intel chips to ARM-based processors.

Judge in Oracle-Google case gets a lesson in Java

Lawyers for Oracle and Google gave the judge overseeing their Java patent dispute a tutorial on Wednesday that underscored the complexity of the case between the two companies.

SugarCRM buys Lotus Notes tools, cozies up to IBM

SugarCRM bought a vendor of customer relationship management software for IBM Lotus Notes, while adding social CRM features for the iPad and other devices.

Has HP done enough to rival the iPad?

After HP unveiled a tablet computer earlier this week, the question many are asking is whether the company did enough to steal any thunder -- and business -- away from the iPad.

HP launches first run at the tablet market

Hewlett-Packard rolled out its debut entrant into the red-hot tablet market, the HP Touchpad, as well as two new smartphones. All three devices will run the latest version of webOS that HP acquired last year when it bought Palm.

Live Update: HP WebOS Event

Could we be about to see HP's first tablet with WebOS? Jason Snell is at the event in San Francisco to find out.

3DTV makers hope for a better 2011

Ever-optimistic 3D TV makers say a wider selection of films and some modest technology improvements should make 2011 a better year.

UltraViolet could mean you'll really 'own' that movie

A group of Hollywood studios and technology companies has come up with a system for buying digital movies and TV shows that's supposed to do away with the problem of content being locked to a narrow set of devices by the company that sold it.

Skype buys Qik mobile video streaming service

Skype has acquired Qik, the mobile-to-mobile video streaming service, as part of an effort to expand its voice and video calling service beyond PCs and to more devices.