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

Web office is about collaboration

The future of Web-based office tools isn't in displacing their offline cousins. Rather, it's in doing things that they don't do well. Once such niche is collaboration.

November 1, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Office 2.0 barriers to execution

With Google (JotSpot), Microsoft (Office Live) and others working on deliver some notion of Office 2.0, Ramana Rao, formerly of Xerox PARC, posted his list of barriers to Office 2.

November 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Virtual appliances and the changing role of operating systems

VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum gives me a tutorial on virtualization and the coming age of virtual appliances, which are changing the role of operating systems. With virtual appliances, an OS just needs to provide interfaces for the applications running on top of it. As a result, OSs will get smaller and thinner, and applications more reliable and easier to manage.

November 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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My brief encounter with Joe Kraus

AccMan Dennis Howlett and Zoli Erdos reminded me of a brief chat I had with JotSpot founder and CEO Joe Kraus at an Enterprise Irregular dinner during the Office 2.0 Conference on October 11.

October 31, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Whether it meant to or not, Google just responded to the Microsoft/Socialtext deal

Yesterday, as my colleague Dan Farber pointed out, when you merge Microsoft's Sharepoint with Socialtext namesake wiki, you get SocialPoint. Wrote Dan at the end of the post in which he interviews Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield about the deal:In the meantime, Ross and his team of 30 employees will have to run hard to stay ahead of many competitors from the bottom and the top.

October 31, 2006 by David Berlind

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Eye in the sky

I've finally seen Google Maps for Mobile, a phone-based service that (among other things) lets you select a city and see the level of congestion (red, yellow, orange or green) of the arteries leading into (out of) it. It's extremely inspiring.

October 30, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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