Stories by James Niccolai

Apple and Samsung spar over leaked license contracts

Apple and Samsung Electronics exchanged heated words in court Tuesday over allegations that Samsung's lawyers leaked details of confidential Apple licensing agreements to Samsung executives.

Written by James Niccolai23 Oct. 13 07:58

After leak, HP says revenue will dip slightly next year

It doesn't take much to please Hewlett-Packard's investors these days. HP has confirmed that its revenue will decline slightly next year, but the mention of "pockets of growth" sent hearts aflutter.

Written by James Niccolai10 Oct. 13 07:11

Microsoft offers Azure discounts in renewed cloud push

Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.

Written by James Niccolai07 Oct. 13 23:55

10 tidbits from Twitter's IPO filing

Twitter made its IPO documents public Thursday and in the process revealed some juicy information about the company, like how much money it makes (or loses) and how much its executives get paid. Here are a few of the details we learned about Twitter today.

Written by James Niccolai04 Oct. 13 01:26

The America's Cup: nerves, skill and a lot of computers

This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.

Written by James Niccolai26 Sept. 13 18:59

Ellison's team pulls off stunning America's Cup comeback

He may have angered his customers in the process, but Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA completed a stunning comeback on Wednesday to snatch the America's Cup sailing trophy from New Zealand in the last race of the competition.

Written by James Niccolai25 Sept. 13 22:39

Fujitsu will stick with Unix to keep IBM in check, exec says

Doing battle in the US$9 billion Unix server market is not for the timid. Designing a competitive microprocessor is a costly business, and with the Unix market seemingly in permanent decline it's easy to see why smaller players might drop out.

Written by James Niccolai24 Sept. 13 20:55

Not quite Heinz: Intel's Avoton server chip comes in 13 varieties

Intel is taking another run at the market for low-power, high-density servers with its new "Avoton" chip, which was launched Wednesday and will do battle with an expected upcoming wave of ARM-based processors.

Written by James Niccolai04 Sept. 13 21:35

Big investor gets option to join Microsoft board

A week after Steve Ballmer said he plans to step down as CEO of Microsoft, ValueAct Capital, one of its biggest investors, has secured the right to appoint its president to Microsoft's board.

Written by James Niccolai30 Aug. 13 21:39

Imagination to battle ARM with MIPS server chips

Imagination Technologies, the UK company that designs the graphics chips for the iPhone and iPad, will release a new CPU design next year for low-power servers, the company's CEO said this week.

Written by James Niccolai29 Aug. 13 22:41