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.

Latest Posts

Web startups and the abyss

In my daily life I see a lot of fledgling companies and startups, some in existence for many years, delayed adolescence. Several observers have noted that a number of startups looking to make their mark in the Webosphere are becoming roadkill.

January 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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SAP doubles down on the mid-market

SAP is going to spend roughly $400 million to $500 million over the next eight quarters over what amounts to be a big bet on mid-market customers. SAP's fourth quarter results offered few surprises since the company had already flagged weaker-than-expected growth, but the outlook was telling.

January 24, 2007 by

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Yahoo: Panama launches Feb. 5

Yahoo said most of its advertisers have transitioned to Panama platform and all will be on board by the end of the quarter. Panama, which is the code name for Yahoo's project to close the Google text advertising gap, will launch on Feb.

January 23, 2007 by

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How to make SOA really funny

As part of my daily reading, I check out Dennis Howlett's AccMan blog, and today was a special treat. He posted about Dan Ziman's hilarious "Greg the Architect" video, which skewers the SOA will save the IT world mentality.

January 23, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Larry Rosen takes the Internet Engineering Task Force to task over patent policy

Larry Rosen, the man who wrote the book on Open Source Licensing, has penned an open letter to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) regarding the formalization of a policy that paves the way for patented technologies to become IETF standards. The IETF is the organization that sets the standards for most internetworking technologies.

January 23, 2007 by David Berlind

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VMWare 1, server vendors 0

Following EMC's strong fourth quarter results it's safe to say that buying VMware was the best move the company has made. After all, VMware is driving EMC's growth and that's bad news for server vendors.

January 23, 2007 by

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Pilgrim progress

The Register reports that in Yeovil, England, fingerprint security systems have been installed in many pubs. They are used to keep out "undesirable" patrons--i.e., those who tend toward drunken violence.

January 23, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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