Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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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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Palm cancels Foleo

Palm's Foleo companion, which had mixed prospects, has been canceled so the company can double down on its next-generation software platform. Palm CEO Ed Colligan said in a post Tuesday that shelving the Foleo was the right thing to do:I have decided to cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration and focus all of our energies on delivering out next generation platform and the first smartphones that will bring this platform to market.

September 4, 2007 by


Should Yahoo outsource search to Google?

As Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang cooks up the company's strategic plan one piece of speculation increasingly pops up as an option: Yahoo outsourcing search to Google.Strategically, it's tough to picture Yahoo (all recent posts) following through on this idea.

September 4, 2007 by


Microsoft exec: Zune gets a B-; Xbox profitability; Windows Mobile's future

Mindy Mount, corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft's entertainment and device division, gave the Zune a grade of a "B-" and dropped a series of notable nuggets about potential plans for Windows Mobile. Speaking at the Citigroup technology conference in New York, Mount covered the products within her sprawling division, which accounts for about 12 percent of the company's revenue.

September 4, 2007 by


Sony will lose video download battle too

Sony is reportedly preparing a bit move to challenge Apple's video download aspirations. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony is going to use its PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Bravia TVs to ride shotgun with video download services.

September 4, 2007 by


iTunes showdown brewing: Content owners vs Apple

Update: Apple and NBC Universal confirmed Friday that NBC shows will not be sold on iTunes.In a statement, Apple didn't mince words:The move follows NBC's decision to not renew its agreement with iTunes after Apple declined to pay more than double the wholesale price for each NBC TV episode, which would have resulted in the retail price to consumers increasing to $4.

August 31, 2007 by


Municipal wi-fi on the ropes

I'm constantly amazed at the places Glenn Fleishman's excellent articles turn up. That latest, on the problems municipal wi-fi networks are facing is in The Economist (the only newsweekly worth reading anymore).

August 31, 2007 by Phil Windley