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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal a judge's order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.

By James Niccolai | 30 August, 2014 04:48

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

A U.S. judge has denied Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in California.

By James Niccolai | 28 August, 2014 07:50

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Server sales have turned a corner, IDC says

Server sales have picked up after a long slow spell and are likely to stay buoyant well into 2015 and beyond, according to IDC.

By James Niccolai | 27 August, 2014 11:11

Tags: Dell, IDC, servers, IBM, hardware systems, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By James Niccolai | 21 August, 2014 07:13

Tags: business issues, servers, desktop pcs, hardware systems, financial results, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By James Niccolai | 13 August, 2014 11:00

Tags: servers, hardware systems, High-end servers, Midrange, Components, processors, Oracle

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.

By James Niccolai | 11 August, 2014 09:01

Tags: business issues, personnel, Apple, Google, Adobe Systems, legal, Civil lawsuits, intel

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.

By James Niccolai | 11 August, 2014 09:01

Tags: business issues, personnel, Apple, Google, Adobe Systems, legal, Civil lawsuits, intel

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.

By James Niccolai | 08 August, 2014 08:55

Tags: business issues, government, investments, intel, trade

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.

By James Niccolai | 07 August, 2014 08:46

Tags: business issues, Google, applications, Photo / video, consumer electronics, smartphones, software, Mergers and acquisitions

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.

By James Niccolai | 18 July, 2014 07:25

Tags: business issues, personnel, servers, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By James Niccolai | 16 July, 2014 04:57

Tags: business issues, personnel, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By James Niccolai | 19 June, 2014 08:09

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, Google, servers, hardware systems, internet, Low-end servers

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.

By James Niccolai | 19 June, 2014 04:50

Tags: Components, intel, processors

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.

By James Niccolai | 19 June, 2014 03:47

Tags: services, amazon.com, security, Access control and authentication, encryption, Computing services, Application services, data protection

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.

By James Niccolai | 13 June, 2014 05:55

Tags: Dell, servers, hardware systems, Components, Hewlett-Packard, memory

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