Stories by James Niccolai

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased again.

Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database.

Steve Jobs was 'central figure' in Silicon Valley hiring case, judge says

In rejecting a proposed settlement in Silicon Valley's closely watched "no hire" case, District Judge Lucy Koh said on Friday there's strong evidence that Steve Jobs was a central figure, if not "the" central figure, in the alleged conspiracy to suppress workers' wages.

Judge says settlement is too low in Silicon Valley hiring case

A California judge has rejected the proposed settlement in a lawsuit over no-hire agreements among top Silicon Valley companies, saying the amount being offered to compensate workers is too low.

Hoax press release says Intel suspending investment in Israel

Intel was the target of an elaborate hoax Thursday that drew attention to its plan to invest almost US$6 billion in a chip plant in southern Israel.

Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free

Google's YouTube division has bought the Directr movie-making app for smartphones and will offer it free.

CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

Two days after Hewlett-Packard said its chairman had resigned due to ill health, the company has named a replacement: President and CEO Meg Whitman.

HP chairman resigns due to ill health

Ralph Whitworth, who'd been chairman of Hewlett-Packard for just over a year, is resigning from his job for health reasons, HP said on Tuesday.

Google looks to the day when it can quit building its own servers

Google is well-known for building its own server hardware to meet the unique needs of its massive compute network, but that won't always be the case, according to the head of its infrastructure team.

Intel expands custom chip work for big cloud providers

Intel is stepping up its efforts to build custom chips for online giants like eBay and Facebook, giving them a boost in performance and, Intel hopes, another reason to keep buying its microprocessors.

Amazon CTO says business unaffected by Snowden revelations

Breaking with other players in the IT industry, Amazon's CTO has downplayed any impact of the Edward Snowden revelations on its international business.

Dell executive says HP's new Machine architecture is 'laughable'

Hewlett-Packard's attempt to come up with a new architecture for computers is "laughable" and would make trillions of dollars in software investment obsolete, according to a top Dell executive.

HP says 'The Machine' will supercharge Android phones to 100TB

Hewlett-Packard has kicked off an ambitious project that aims at nothing less than reinventing the basic architecture of computers. It looks like servers are its initial target, but HP is also working on an Android version that it says could lead to smartphones with 100TB of storage.

HP's 'Machine' is a big bet on the future of server hardware

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly developing a powerful new type of computer that draws on technologies under development at HP Labs, including memristors and silicon photonics.

HP enters supercomputing market with water-cooled Apollo system

Hewlett-Packard has entered the market for supercomputers with a new Apollo family of systems, including a high-end machine that has a novel water-based system to keep it cool.