Stories by James Niccolai and Ashlee Vance

Judge says Intel's Itanium chip infringes patents

A U.S. district court on Thursday ruled that technology used by Intel in its 64-bit Itanium processors infringes on technology patents held by Intergraph, a ruling that could require Intel to hand over at least $150 million in liquidated damages to the smaller company, Intergraph said.

Oracle in talks to buy HP middleware

Oracle is in discussions with Hewlett-Packard to buy its middleware assets, a move that could provide a much-needed boost to Oracle's application server business, industry sources said.

HP plans to sell off middleware products

Hewlett-Packard Co. is about to sell off its middleware assets and exit the business, looking instead to partnerships to meet its customers' middleware needs, HP executives said Tuesday.

Sun sues Microsoft over Java, antitrust issues

Sun Microsystems Inc. has filed a private federal antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., accusing the company of harming competition by using its monopoly in the market for PC operating systems to undermine the success of Sun's Java technology, the company said Friday.

As Expected, Apple's Q4 is Nothing to Sing About

After warning last month that weak September sales would harm earnings, Apple Computer has reported a fourth-quarter profit before investment gains of 30 US cents a share, slightly behind analysts' revised expectations.

Microsoft Gears Up for Wireless Web

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (08/08/2000) - Microsoft Corp. is ramping up its
efforts to become a major player in the emerging world of the wireless Internet.