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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Video: The origins of YouTube

At the D conference, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen showed a spoof video of how they came up with the idea for their video sharing service.

May 31, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Split Novell?

In an earlier post about Novell's Earnings, Larry Dignan wrote that Novell's identity and access management business is only up 5% over last year. This isn't the first time that such news has clouded the Novell annual report either.

May 31, 2007 by Phil Windley

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D5: Google's mobile platform strategy--no phone, just apps

Every end user computer is becoming a phone with a modest-sized screen, 3G networks, a new generation of browsers, GPS and a camera, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt. "The sum is a whole new platform play," he said, epitomized by the forthcoming iPhone (Schmidt is on Apple's board).

May 31, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Video: Colbert to 'Dough Man'

At the D conference, Stephen Colbert introduced his boss, Viacom CEO and President Phillipe Dauman, who gave his side of his company’s suit against YouTube.

May 31, 2007 by Dan Farber

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D5: Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Viacom to wait for the tools

Following YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and then Viacom CEO and President Phillipe Dauman, Google CEO and now leader of YouTube Eric Schmidt sat down with Walt Mossberg for an interview at the D conference.Schmidt added another dimension to the discussion regarding copyrights and Viacom's $1 billion suit against YouTube.

May 31, 2007 by Dan Farber

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EMI: DRM assassin

When the obituary of digital rights management (DRM) software is written music label EMI is going to get a fairly meaty chapter.First, EMI delivers its catalog DRM-free on iTunes.

May 31, 2007 by

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D5: YouTubers and Viacom CEO weigh in on copyrights

Before coming on stage at the D conference, a cute video about the making of YouTube was shown, where co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are talking about coming up with a business idea while they are eating huge burritos, and how they wish their friends could watch them eat. From there they eat donuts, pull out a video camera and end up in the Google cafeteria, where the chef says, " Welcome to the cafe gentleman.

May 31, 2007 by Dan Farber

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