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.

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WGA 'spyware' lawsuits against Microsoft probably meritless

On the heels of what I believe can best be described as a faux pas on Microsoft's behalf (and I've already said as much), the Redmond, WA-based company is now the subject of two separate class-action suits due to the behavior of its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) software. Classification of WGA as spyware, which is illegal in many states (there is no federal law yet) is central to both cases.

July 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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Notes from the tech conference underground

The extended spring tech conference season is beginning to wind down. I have done my share of time watching panels, keynotes and pitches, and hanging out in hallways and lobbys looking for fresh material, seeking out the strongest signals that portend what’s in store for the future.

July 5, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gnomedex: NewsGator platform roadmap

At Gnomedex, RSS (also known as "feeds") flowed in the background of Gnomedex conversations. It's taken for granted that every application and service strives for RSS goodness.

July 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gnomedex: Dave Winer--forget about ads

Opening the Saturday morning session at Gnomedex, blogging pioneer Dave Winer declared that "ads on Web sites are not part of economy we are living in now."  His notion is that each person's Web site is a form of advertising.

July 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Telcos: Laws governing our industry OK. They just need to favor telcos.

So, there was a lot of important non-C3 Expo stuff that happened while I was in New York at C3 Expo wrestling with the limited connectivity (and it was wired, not WiFi.... go figure) to file something that was even remotely interesting (as you may have seen from my coverage, I decided that audio recordings of my show floor "walkarounds" were about the only way to extract anything useful out of the event.

June 30, 2006 by David Berlind

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Gnomedex: RSS Day in Washington state

Gnomedex got off to a start with a proclamation from Governor Christine Gregoire of State of Washington,  declaring June 30 to July 1 RSS day. The father of RSS, Dave Winer, read the proclamation.

June 30, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google now baby-steps away from eBay-like auction service

I was just reading Steve Bryant's Ten Possible Consequences of Google's GBuy and I couldn't help but wonder about his omission of the possibility that Google will use the core of the auction technology it has already developed to build its own eBay like auction marketplace for goods and services (non-advertising).  Think about it.

June 30, 2006 by David Berlind

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