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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

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With the curse reversed, the Babe is a free agent (this time on eBay)

With the curse reversed, the Babe is a free agent (this time on eBay)

Now that the Red Sox "curse" has been reversed by the team's World Series victory, the document that personifies that curse -- the original 1919-dated contract to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000 -- is up for auction on eBay. The booty includes a signed letter from Ty Cobb that testifies to Ruth's greatest strengths as a pitcher and weakness as a drinker.

November 8, 2004 by in E-Commerce

Checking in on the other side of e-mail security

Checking in on the other side of e-mail security

Now that you're getting a handle on the tricks of the anti-spam trade, the time is ripe to shift some of that attention to preventing outbound e-mails containing sensitive information from escaping the boundaries of your network. Unintended leaks of proprietary corporate content by a company's own employees can result in heavy revenue losses, legal penalties, lost credibility, and conflict with privacy and data security regulations.

November 8, 2004 by in Security

Internet toll booth:  Has Microsoft dropped the other shoe?

Internet toll booth: Has Microsoft dropped the other shoe?

eWeek's Steven Vaughan-Nichols has written an alarming report regarding Microsoft's publication of a Royalty-Free Protocol License Agreement. The agreement starts off by saying "If You want a license from Microsoft to implement one or more Protocol(s) (as defined below), You must (1) complete the designated information in the box below, (2) check one or more boxes on Exhibit A, and (3) sign and return this Agreement AS IS to Microsoft.

November 7, 2004 by in Microsoft

Reading Microsoft's server road map

Reading Microsoft's server road map

Microsoft has taken steps to address customers who are increasingly reluctant to move quickly to new operating systems, but continue to demand new features without waiting for extending periods of time. The company has begun trickling features to market through feature packs and a new type of upgrade, the optional feature release.

November 5, 2004 by in Servers

Where are the snitches?

Where are the snitches?

Rob Lemos writes about the impact of putting a price on the head of virus writers...so far the bounties haven't done much to deter worm and virus writers...

November 4, 2004 by in Security

Keep SOA projects in check with top-down guidance

Keep SOA projects in check with top-down guidance

According to META Group, ten percent of leading IT organizations are seeking to leverage SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) beyond projects and across the enterprise. But as companies tiptoe their way towards SOA with project-specific implementations, they often use a bottom-up approach that leaves enterprise architecture (EA) out of the equation as a means for top-down guidance.

November 4, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Open-source details hold up Solaris release

Open-source details hold up Solaris release

Sun is set to have a big introduction for open source Solaris on November 15, but the code release and details of the open-source plan are lagging by several weeks. Sun is still trying to figure out the best open source licensing model...

November 4, 2004 by in Open Source

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