Larry Dignan

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CES best of show winners

If you didn't make it the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (consider yourself lucky), there are plenty of sites that allow you to experience the event vicariously, without the smoke, congestion and acres of products that seem like the same ones on display as last year.CNET.

January 10, 2008 by Dan Farber


Verizon: Business is swell

Verizon chief operating officer Dennis Strigl said the company's main business hasn't been hampered by the economy.Strigl's comments, delivered at the Citigroup Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications conference via Webcast, came a few days after AT&T spooked the industry by noting that its wireline customers weren't paying the bills.

January 10, 2008 by


A deeper look at surface computing

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ZDNet director Josh Taylor looks at the latest iteration of Microsoft's surface computing platform, which includes applications for drawing, interacting with media, and manipulating photos that are instantly taken from a digital camera. It's cool and will be available in the spring.

January 9, 2008 by Dan Farber


All roads lead to the social Web

During a panel discussion at CES, Owen Van Natta, chief revenue officer at Facebook, said, "We believe that social network is not building a new niche or vertical but it will permeate everything on Web and unlock things we don’t do today." All roads lead to the social Web.

January 9, 2008 by Dan Farber

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Bill Gates' unfinished business

In July 2008, Bill Gates officially hands off the sceptre of Microsoft church of software to Ray Ozzie (chief software architect) and Craig Mundie (chief research and strategy officer).The transition has been underway for 18 months, and I wouldn't expect any bumps in the road other than those that already exist for Microsoft.

January 9, 2008 by Dan Farber