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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What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

Novell reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $110,000 on revenue of $239 million in a so-so quarter that illustrated how the company's non-Linux businesses--Netware and its identity management software--struggle to grow. The good news: SUSE Linux continues to deliver solid growth for Novell courtesy of the company's partnership with Microsoft.

May 31, 2007 by


D5 Live: No fight--Gates and Jobs ponder the past and the future

The highlight of the D: All Things Digital conference featured Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage together, with event co-hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher as referees.The best line of the night came when Swisher asked the two what was the greatest misunderstanding about their relationship.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


Mahalo: A human-powered search directory

Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc. (now part of AOL) fame launched Mahalo at the D conference this afternoon, with the idea that human-generated search results for the most common queries can trump machine-generated results and not Mahalo will leave the vast majority, the long tail of queries to Google.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


D5: News Corp.'s Peter Chernin view on MySpace

News Corp. President Peter Chernin explained how MySpace provides a good example of how his company would be a good steward for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal if it were able to acquire the company.

May 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


Will Palm's Foleo sell?

Webware's Rafe Needleman has a picture of Palm's latest gadget--the Foleo, an "Internet interface appliance" at the D5 conference.My first thought: Palm just cooked up a baby Linux laptop that connects to a Treo.

May 30, 2007 by