Larry Dignan

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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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Cisco: Pondering 2008

Cisco will be on the prowl for software developers, extend into virtualization and become more consumer friendly as it evolves into being more of a software provider. Those nuggets come from Forrester analyst Robert Whiteley in a blog post.

December 6, 2007 by


Dell, Best Buy forge retail deal

Dell's latest march through the retail channel continued Thursday via a pact with Best Buy. Under the deal--the latest in a long line of Dell partnerships--Dell will sell XPS and Inspiron notebook and desktops through more than 900 Best Buy locations.

December 5, 2007 by


Google: Rewriting the book on data centers

Om Malik had an interesting post about Google's super-sized datacenters. He posited that Google’s massive infrastructure, customized for its processes, represents a the big barrier to entry for its rivals, and it will continue to give the company an edge as long as it keeps spending the billions on its custom infrastructure.

December 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook Beacon complete opt-in missing piece (updated)

Updated: The new total opt-in for Facebook Beacon that Mark Zuckerberg alluded in his public note today is not  now totally preemptive. When Zuckerberg's note was sent out, if you hadn't been to a Beacon partner site, you got this message in the Facebook external Web site privacy control:Privacy Settings for External Websites Show your friends what you like and what you're up to outside of Facebook.

December 5, 2007 by Dan Farber