Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Splunk 3.0 drills deeper into IT data

Splunk continues to ramp up what it calls an "IT search engine," which captures log data and other kinds of information that can help identify problems and provide proof of compliance with various regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry standard.

May 23, 2007 by Dan Farber


Just how valuable are those cookie files?

The run on Internet advertising firms may be explained by the cache of cookies sitting in your browser. As we all know online advertising consolidation is rampant--Google bought DoubleClick; Microsoft grabbed aQuantive; WPP takes out 24/7 Real Media and Yahoo acquired Right Media.

May 23, 2007 by


Media literacy in a media saturated world

The question of what becomes of journalism in the age of mass media, in which anyone with an Internet connection can be their own publisher and reach a potential audience of billions with a single click was the subject of a conversation at a cybersalon hosted by Sylvia Paull near the UC Berkeley campus on Sunday.

May 22, 2007 by Dan Farber


Silicon Valley gets a bad case of startup-itis; the doctor is in

Before commenting on Michael Arrington's yearning for a simpler Silicon Valley life, I'd like to disclose the following:I don't live in Silicon Valley;I always thought you West coasters were a bit off--now I know why (self loathing);A CEO has never cried to me; And everyone whining about a little success should go outside and chill for a few hours--without Twittering, texting, blogging or even talking. OK now that disclosure is out of the way back to your regularly scheduled post.

May 22, 2007 by

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Cisco CEO John Chambers proclaims the future is Web 2.0

Cisco CEO John Chambers ran on stage and then strolled throughout the crowd giving his vision of the networked future during his Network + Interop keynote presentation. As he walked and talked throughout the ballroom with the verbal passion and polish of a televangelist, Chambers proclaimed that Web 2.

May 22, 2007 by Dan Farber