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.

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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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Yahoo embeds IM in mail

Ethan Diamond, director of product management for Yahoo Mail, demonstrated some cool new features that integrate instant messaging chat into mail client. Users can see if contacts are logged on to Yahoo Mail and initiate a chat, and then have the contents of the chat automatically inserted in an email, or email contents inserted a chat with the Mail application.

November 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Ed Bradley 1941-2006

ZDNet's condolences go to CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley's family after he passed away earlier today. Bradley apparently succumbed to leukemia.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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FCC sets airport WiFi precedent. Battle lines drawn?

In a decision that will most certainly prove to set a precedent for all American airports and that draws a very clear line in the sand, the FCC has rejected the assertions of Logan International Airport (Boston) officials who have maintained that they have the right to prevent Continental Airlines from running its own free WiFi network in its airport lounge. Not surprisingly, you can follow the money on this one.

November 9, 2006 by David Berlind

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