James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

CES: PC is just one of ‘three screens,’ Ballmer says

Computing has spread from PCs to phones and TVs, and Windows will be on them all, CEO Ballmer said Wednesday.

Yahoo’s Yang to step down as CEO

Yahoo has begun a search for a new CEO, the company announced Monday.

Adobe to offer new tools for UI development

Adobe Systems released preview versions of new tools for building UIs for Web and enterprise applications.

Salesforce.com links with Amazon and Facebook

Salesforce.com has linked its Force.com platform to services from Facebook and Amazon.com, the companies said Monday.

T-Mobile's Android-based G1 goes on sale

The first cell-phone based on Google's Android platform went on sale Tuesday evening in San Francisco ahead of the start of sales across the U.S. on Wednesday.

Ballmer still searching for an answer to Google

Microsoft is the only company in a position to challenge Google in online search, CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees at a Silicon Valley event Thursday night. And the Microsoft CEO had observations about Apple as well.

VMware’s VirtualCenter coming to Linux, iPhone

VMware will bring a new version of its VirtualCenter management software to Linux and the iPhone, its CTO said Wednesday.

Yahoo on defensive at shareholder meeting

Yahoo faced criticism from shareholders over the failed Microsoft deal at its annual stockholder meeting Friday.

Facebook connects to the wider Web

Facebook showed off a new service that lets people apply their Facebook profile to other Web sites.

Support grows for universal power adapter

Westinghouse said on Friday it will use Green Plug's "universal power adapter" technology in its future LCD TVs.

Google, Yahoo strike ad deal

Yahoo announced that it will begin running advertising from Google.

Microsoft puts new Yahoo deal on the table

Microsoft has raised the possibility of a new deal with Yahoo, one that may involve buying part of the company but not all of it.

Yahoo tells Icahn that its own board knows best

Yahoo responded to Carl Icahn’s threat to unseat its board, saying its own board members are “the best and most qualified” to handle its affairs.

Yahoo still mulling its options, Yang says

Yahoo has made no decision about Microsoft’s takeover bid and is considering a wide range of alternatives, CEO Jerry Yang told staff in an e-mail Wednesday.

Microsoft clears Vista Home for virtualization

Microsoft has cleared the lower-priced versions of Windows Vista for use with virtualization programs such as Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion.