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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Sprint launches in home network booster

Sprint on Monday launched a device called the Airave in Denver and Indianapolis that will boost the wireless company's coverage in homes. Samsung makes that Airave, a "femtocell," or a compact base station that hooks up to your broadband connection.

September 17, 2007 by


EU emboldened; Who's next on the hit list?

Now that European regulators got their big victory over Microsoft attention should turn to who's next on their hit list. The EU case against Microsoft market position and anticompetitive behavior boiled down to two items:The ability of Microsoft to bundle its media player with Windows considering the company's market share; And whether Microsoft has to share communication protocols on the server side in the name of interoperability.

September 16, 2007 by


MuleSource brings its ESB platform to the cloud

MuleSource is entering the on demand space with a hosted version of its open source enterprise service bus and integration platform. MuleOnDemand supports a multitude of APIs, frameworks and transports--such as Web Services, MQ Series, JMS, HTTP, REST, SOAP and email--for integrating systems with enterprise applications.

September 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


The force joins keeps changing the names, which makes it somewhat confusing if you are trying to cover the company’s quest to upend the software industry.

September 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft weighs options after EU defeat

Updated: Microsoft said Monday it will take the necessary steps to comply with a European Union ruling after an appeal court gave the software giant a stinging defeat. Now Microsoft will have to share code with rivals to ensure interoperability.

September 16, 2007 by


Weekend bits: BEA, executive moves, the triple header

Sitting at O'Hare airport in Chicago, subject to another United Airlines delay, I found a few tidbits worth sharing before I board the place for San Francisco.On the heels of its annual user conference, BEA investor and so-called corporate raider Carl Ichan is pushing for a sale of the company, and is planning to meet with investors and possibly get involved in formulating a new slate of board members.

September 15, 2007 by Dan Farber