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.

Yahoo gets new rivals for Connected TV

Yahoo has signed up new partners for Connected TV but also faces new competition from DivX, Vudu and other Internet TV platforms.

New pico projectors debut, aim for prime time

New pico projectors are making their entrance at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, from Microvision, 3M and others.

Report: Adobe will be top target for hackers in 2010

Adobe's Flash and Acrobat Reader products will become the preferred targets for criminal hackers in 2010, a security vendor predicted this week.

Microsoft's Bing tries to leapfrog Google Maps

Microsoft is taking aim at Google Maps with a richer version of its own Bing mapping service that was released in beta on Wednesday.

Adobe to lay off nearly 700 workers

Adobe Systems will lay off 680 staff in a move to cut costs, the company said Tuesday.