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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News to know: Google Desktop for Linux; SOA done right; Why iPhone?

Notable headlines...Mary Jo Foley: On the Web, no one knows you're a Microsoft employeeJoshua Greenbaum: A Little Transparency Could Go a Long Way: Oracle’s Opacity CrisisRobin Harris: SOA done right--the Amazon strategyDan Farber: Facebook: The rise of social applicationsRead/WriteWeb: Facebook Acquisitions: Fad or Proof of Platform Success?

June 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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CRM for the iPhone

Etelos has differentiated itself by integrating its modular, on demand CRM platform with Google Apps, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Windows Live, Blackberries...and now the iPhone.

June 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo Messenger MIA

I use Yahoo Messenger as my primary instant messaging client. This morning it won't wake up, and it doesn't even carry a beta label.

June 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Facebook: The rise of social applications

Besides the iPhone and whenever Google sneezes, Facebook continues to be the talk of the town, at least in the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Let me give you a simple example of why Facebook merits attention, besides Dennis Howlett's post yesterday on how Facebook could play in the enterprise.

June 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Ellison: Oracle to continue acquisition spree

During the Q4 earnings call Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said that his company is not going to slow down its acquisitions binge. Oracle has acquired more than 30 companies in the last five years, including five in the last quarter, led by Hyperion for $3.

June 26, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook

Guest post: AccMan blogger and deep thinker on enterprise software Dennis Howlett, offers his take on Facebook as an enterprise, not just consumer, play and patches together opinions from the Enterprise Irregulars:Facebook is a phenomenon that's capturing enterprisey attention. Jeff Nolan and Jason Wood, two of my Enterprise Irregular colleagues recently provided interesting analyses in an effort to parse what Facebook means for the enterprise.

June 26, 2007 by Dan Farber

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News to know: Google Apps; iPhone Watch; Golden Rules

Notable headlines:Danah Boyd: Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpaceTechMeme coverageDavid Berlind: Google improves ‘Apps’, offers organizations clear path off Exchange, Notes, etc. to GMailiPhone WatchDan Farber: Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone Bloomberg: iPhone Euphoria May Lead to Investor DisappointmentAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone - The bets are on!

June 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Steve Jobs goes 'all in' with the iPhone

The hype for the iPhone is like the launch of the next "Harry Potter" book or "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. If they don't gross hundred of millions in the first few days, they are labeled disappointments, even though they are phenomenal by any other standard.

June 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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