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

The fair-weather "friends of Linux"

Ever since Microsoft entered into their agreement with Novell, everyone has been speculating that Microsoft will sue RedHat. My question is ... Why would they bother?

November 10, 2006 by Marc Wagner

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Robert Pepper: Net neutrality's false choice

Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the Internet and Google's vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist, and Robert Pepper, the FCC’s chief of policy development after 19 years and now Cisco's senior managing director of global advanced technology policy, faced off on the topic of net neutrality at the Web 2.0 Summit.

November 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ultimate laptop stress test: The famous actress "balcony toss"

Here's a crazy story about how some paparazzi apparently provoked actress Denise Richards to toss two laptop computers off of a hotel balcony (always my first instinct when I'm being hounded by photographers). According to CNN:Global TV reported Richards was filming a scene for the movie "Blonde and Blonder" when she allegedly confronted a photographer trying to take her picture.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Yahoo planning a 180 on Yahoo 360

Yahoo co-founder David Filo, who rarely gets in front of a conference crowd, chatted with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit, aided by Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo vice president of product strategy.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft's Zune deal with Universal Music Group to benefit artists?

This morning, Microsoft and Universal Music Group jointly announced that the two would be making songs from UMG's artists that are specially formatted to work with Microsoft's forthcoming Zune portable audio player available for online purchase (presumably through Microsoft's online Zune music store).

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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Zimbra demos offline client

Zimbra showed an offline AJAX client, which has the same look and feel as the online client. Mail, calendar, contacts, and documents are cached and then synched with the server when the user gets back online.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Try Microsoft's Photosynth

After seven months of development, Microsoft is making Photosynth tech demo available. You can't upload photos but it's a cool demo of how to navigate a photo site.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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