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Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a writer-editor for ZDNet, contributor to CNET and the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. In 2013, his coverage will focus on enterprise startups. He is based in New York.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
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In order to sell Longhorn when it launches, Microsoft has been trying to convince everyone of the importance of rich clients. Microsoft will lose its lock on the operating system if the only thing that people run on them are browsers.
NewScientist.com: A consortium of software and security companies has come up with the first unified language for rating the vulnerabilities that plague computer operating systems, opening them to attack from viruses and hackers.
From Wired News: An estimated 5 billion pounds of chicken feathers are available for uses other than mixing them into low grade cattle feed. Professor Richard Wool at the University of Delaware has figured out a method to recycle those chicken feathers for manufacturing circuit boards, replacing petroleum-based compounds, such as fiberglass.
Kim Cameron, an identity expert popular for his "Laws of Identity," reported in his blog that the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has added pharming to its web site. After praising the Group for not changing its name yet (so what if they do?
In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task.
During my time at Demo last week I talked to Mike Stonebraker, who is an authentic database and computer science pioneer. He is credited with creating Ingres, Postgres, and Illustra database technology, and now is setting his sights on handling streaming, real-time data with his new company, StreamBase Systems.
I met with Mark Anderson, tech analyst and...