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.

Reports: Apple halts delivery of some Verizon iPads

Apple has reportedly halted the delivery of a small number of iPad 2s designed to work on the Verizon Wireless network because of a manufacturing glitch.

Intel

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.