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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Gnomedex: Canter's People Aggregator

Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics is rolling out his company's People Aggregator at Gnomedex tomorrow. People Aggregator is described on its Web site as follows: At the center of all great Live Web software will be one’s digital identity.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gnomedex: Why is John Edwards at the geek event?

One of the highlights at tomorrow's Gnomedex conference in Seattle is the lunchtime keynote by Senator John Edwards. In this video, Gnomedex host Chris Pirillo, alongside co-host Ponzi Indharasophang, explains why he thinks the Senator is showing up at the blogger-laden event.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Gnomedex: Bloggers, Senator Edwards convene in Seattle

On Friday and Saturday I'll be in Seattle at Gnomedex, which is hosted by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame. Speakers (discussion leaders) at the event include many of the usual suspects from the blogosphere--Dave Winer, Marc Canter, Mike Arrington, Steve Rubel, Steve Gillmor, Susan Mernit, Halley Suitt, Robert Scoble and Jeremy Zawodny.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft's sliding ship date headache

Microsoft's heavyweight championship software, like the prodigious Office suite, doesn't lend itself to predictable ship dates. Today, Microsoft spilled out that Office 2007--originally slated for release in October, and then January to coincide with Vista's ship date--would now ship in "early 2007.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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EMC fullfilling its hunger for security with RSA?

When I talked to EMC's Mark Lewis a few weeks ago, he said that his company's next hole to fill through acquisition was in the security space. According a New York Times report, EMC is in the running to acquire RSA Security for $1.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber

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C3, WinFS return to womb, Microsoft unified communication, Xeon 5100 and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, David calls in from Katz's Deli in New York City while he attended the C3 Expo (not much news). We discuss the fate of the much anticipated WinFS file system, Microsoft's unified communications suite (coming sometime next year), CompUSA and NetSuite, the ongoing Intel/AMD competition for the fastest and coolest chips and RSS as the new Intranet protocol.

June 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Process is the key to voting security

Yesterday I used the new touch-screen voting systems for the first time. My initial reaction was that they were easy to use and very clear about what was happening at each stage.

June 28, 2006 by Phil Windley

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