Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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News to know: 'Spam king' dead; Microsoft's cloud; Dell;

Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Escapee 'Spam King' dead in apparent murder-suicideCBS Denver Video: 'Spam King' Inmate Dies Along With Wife, DaughterMary Jo Foley: Ozzie foreshadows 'Zurich,' Microsoft's elastic cloudMicrosoft to get more 'Apple-like' in PC, phone spaceVista: Whose ‘reality’ do you believe?

July 24, 2008 by

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Microsoft buys DATAllegro

Microsoft on Thursday said that it will acquire DATAllegro, which makes data warehouse appliances.The purchase is expected to "extend the capabilities of Microsoft's mission critical platform," according to a statement.

July 24, 2008 by

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Ballmer does Windows; Johnson joins Juniper

Update: Microsoft had its annual management shakeup--these things tend to happen at the end of the fiscal year--and Kevin Johnson is leaving as head of the company's platform and services division. As a result, Johnson's unit is split into two--Windows and online services--and CEO Steve Ballmer becomes the primary advocate for Windows.

July 23, 2008 by

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Facebook gets serious about app quality

Facebook at its F8 developer powwow had a bevy of announcements that garnered interest, but among the most notable were its efforts to improve the quality of applications on the social networking site.First, the brief recap of Facebook's news (statement, Steve O'Hear's takeaways, Webware and Techmeme roundup):Facebook rolled out its Facebook Connect service, which is a competitor to OpenID.

July 23, 2008 by

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News to know: DNS flaw; Amazon; Microsoft shakeup; Facebook

Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Researchers borrow from Google PageRank for network defense serviceAttack code published for DNS flawNate McFeters: |)ruid and HD Moore release part 2 of DNS exploit'Spam King' escapes from federal prisoniPhone vulnerable to phishing, spamming flawsZack Whittaker: Another student hacks another police websiteDancho Danchev: McAfee debunks recent vulnerabilities in AV software research, n.

July 23, 2008 by

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No e-commerce worries here? Amazon doubles earnings

Updated: Amazon's second quarter earnings doubled from a year ago as sales jumped 41 percent and executives said that the e-tailer may be benefiting from a slowing economy courtesy of its free shipping deals.On Wednesday, the company reported net income of $158 million, or 37 cents a share, on revenue of $4.

July 23, 2008 by

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