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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Yahoo: Panama launches Feb. 5

Yahoo said most of its advertisers have transitioned to Panama platform and all will be on board by the end of the quarter. Panama, which is the code name for Yahoo's project to close the Google text advertising gap, will launch on Feb.

January 23, 2007 by

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How to make SOA really funny

As part of my daily reading, I check out Dennis Howlett's AccMan blog, and today was a special treat. He posted about Dan Ziman's hilarious "Greg the Architect" video, which skewers the SOA will save the IT world mentality.

January 23, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Larry Rosen takes the Internet Engineering Task Force to task over patent policy

Larry Rosen, the man who wrote the book on Open Source Licensing, has penned an open letter to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) regarding the formalization of a policy that paves the way for patented technologies to become IETF standards. The IETF is the organization that sets the standards for most internetworking technologies.

January 23, 2007 by David Berlind

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VMWare 1, server vendors 0

Following EMC's strong fourth quarter results it's safe to say that buying VMware was the best move the company has made. After all, VMware is driving EMC's growth and that's bad news for server vendors.

January 23, 2007 by

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Pilgrim progress

The Register reports that in Yeovil, England, fingerprint security systems have been installed in many pubs. They are used to keep out "undesirable" patrons--i.e., those who tend toward drunken violence.

January 23, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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Pluggd tees up searchable State of the Union

I have been complaining about the lack of visibility into what you are getting when you click the play button on a podcast or video. For The Dan & David Show, I blog about what we discuss, but I have been too lazy (or busy) to add time codes for when specific parts of our discussion start and end.

January 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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AMD: Sun is on track with Barcelona transition

Sun Microsystems and Advanced Micro Devices engineers are on track with the two companies' server transition to the Barcelona chip, AMD's quad-core Opteron processor, says Phil Hughes, a spokesman for AMD. Hughes adds that it too early to see what impact Sun's choice of Intel for some servers will have on the company.

January 22, 2007 by

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Sun and Intel scratch each other's backs

As expected, Sun and Intel announced an mutually beneficial alliance to promote each other's products. For Sun, Intel embraces Solaris with engineering, support, OEM distribution and marketing, and for Intel, Sun will add Xeon (Woodcrest, Clovertown, etc)-based systems to its x86 product line, currently AMD only.

January 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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