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

SMBs should outsource everything and vendors must adjust

Yesterday was EMC day for me. I spent a pretty good chunk of the day in Bedford, MA at RSA Security (recently acquired by EMC) and then, by pure coincidence, last night, I attended an EMC-hosted dinner at Sauciety: a restaurant in the lobby of Boston's Waterfront Westin Hotel.

September 20, 2006 by David Berlind

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DreamWorks' Katzenberg on the future of movies, Shrek 3

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, laid out the issues facing the movie business during a panel at AMD's Global Vision Conference. "The rate of change in the industry is unprecedented, and with it comes enormous opportunities," Katzenberg said.

September 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Scott McNealy reveals the biggest challenge on the planet

Quote of the day: Scott McNealy, current chairman and former CEO piñata at Sun (pictured below with AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz at the AMD Global Vision Conference: "Who’s who, what’s what and who gets access to what is the biggest challenge on the planet today." As usual, McNealy has a way a capturing hyperbolically one of the truisms at the intersection of technology and society.

September 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Latest update on Negroponte's $100 laptop

After by master of ceremonies, futurist Paul Saffo, noted that I was blogging at the AMD Global Vision Conference--to ensure that speakers didn’t say anything too controversial--Nicholas Negroponte took the stage to evangelize his One Laptop per Child non-profit, which got its first seed funding from AMD and the laptop uses a 500 MHz AMD processor. I covered Negroponte’s $100 laptop here in May.

September 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Context aware telephony

Last week, in a report from Digital ID World, I mentioned Equals. Gabe Gabe Wachob gave me the demo, but kept saying "I wish Ajay were here--he really gives a good demo.

September 19, 2006 by Phil Windley

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