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Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

Few CEOs have been as consistently entertaining as Larry Ellison. Love him or hate him, you can depend on him to liven up a speech with a put-down, a faux pas or a zinger for a competitor. Reporters joke that his public relations staff must take a lot of Xanax before he takes the stage. You never know what he's going to say next.

By James Niccolai | 19 September, 2014 09:42

Tags: business issues, personnel, Oracle

Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

Qualcomm has given a peek at the graphics capabilities of its new Snapdragon 810 chipset, which it confirmed will start shipping in tablets and other devices early next year.

By James Niccolai | 19 September, 2014 06:33

Tags: qualcomm, Components, processors

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.

By James Niccolai | 16 September, 2014 04:10

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, internet, Facebook

Microsoft may buy Minecraft developer for $2 billion

Satya Nadella could be gearing for his first big acquisition as Microsoft CEO: the company is close to buying the maker of the game Minecraft for more than $2 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.

By James Niccolai | 10 September, 2014 09:03

Tags: game software, business issues, Microsoft, games, Mergers and acquisitions

Apple's iPhone 6 livestream not very iSlick

For a company that's famous for stage managing its eventsdown to the tiniest detail, the livestream of Apple's launch event for its Apple Watch and new iPhones left a lot to be desired.

By James Niccolai | 10 September, 2014 07:11

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

The Apple Watch is real and here's what it does

Apple has made its long-awaited entry into the wearables market with a digital watch that can double as a fitness tracker and run a variety of apps.

By James Niccolai | 10 September, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone, accessories

Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia has sued Samsung and Qualcomm for allegedly infringing seven of its patents related to GPUs, and is trying to block the sale of some Samsung products in the U.S.

By James Niccolai | 05 September, 2014 07:50

Tags: intellectual property, qualcomm, legal, Civil lawsuits, patent, Samsung Electronics, Components, nvidia, processors, Graphics boards

Google to build quantum computing processors

Google has partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems.

By James Niccolai | 03 September, 2014 07:26

Tags: Google, Components, processors

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

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