James Niccolai

Deputy News Editor

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Google wins retrial over its use of Java in Android

Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show.

Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Oracle says new facts could strengthen its argument that Google's use of Java in Android was not lawful.

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright.

Oracle wins, Google loses in copyright ruling on Java APIs

Google was dealt a blow in the multibillion dollar lawsuit alleging its Android operating system infringes on intellectual property owned by Oracle.

Google, Amazon and other online giants warn FCC on net neutrality

More than 100 online firms have signed a joint letter to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission warning of "grave consequences" if it fails to protect the openness of the Internet.

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals

After several years of focusing on rewriting Java middleware, Oracle is ready to bring its 'enormous suite' to the cloud, says Ellison.

Computer scientists oppose Oracle's bid to copyright Java APIs

Bjarne Stroustrup, Doug Lea, and Martin Odersky are among the more than 30 engineers who signed the Electronic Frontier Foundation response to the Oracle lawsuit.

Intel releases Hadoop distribution primed for its own chips

Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop integrates open source components with Intel's proprietary deployment and tuning tools.

Oracle loses Android API copyright suit against Google

Judge rules that the APIs are not copyrightable, eviscerating Oracle's main claim.

Jury deliberations begin after Oracle, Google attorneys debate fair use

The jury must decide whether Google infringed Oracle's Java copyrights in its Android OS.

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