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.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Pardon our interruption in programming

This afternoon part of San Francisco suffered a power outage, and ZDNet blogs, as well as Technorati, Six Apart, Craigslist, Netflix, Yelp and other services housed at the 365 Main hosting facility were wholly or partially affected. In the case of ZDNet, there was apparently a problem with the backup power when the power outage, currently of unknown origin, occurred, and some our databases were corrupted by the sudden power drop.

July 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


3G: Are we there yet?

Ericsson and Texas Instruments said Monday that they are teaming up to develop custom technology and chips for 3G devices. My reaction--other than I'm overwhelmed with the acronyms in the statement--is this: How long do we have to hear about 3G?

July 23, 2007 by

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Version control for Congress

Tim O'Reilly recently asked Karl Fogel, the force behind Subversion, to talk about versioning at a conference and got back some interesting suggestions about why versioning is more important in the modern world than ever. Karl said: [G]ood version tracking is important in a world where more and more creativity consists of mixing existing things together.

July 23, 2007 by Phil Windley


Will Amazon see Christmas in July?

Amazon's second quarter earnings on Tuesday will go a long way to determining whether the company is viewed as a retailer or an e-commerce platform much like eBay.Thus far, the e-commerce platform camp seems to be winning.

July 23, 2007 by

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