Larry Dignan

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

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Akamai lands PlayStation, Wii networks

Akamai has added two heavy hitters to its customer roster. On Tuesday, Akamai's Japan unit said that its technology will be adopted as a content delivery platform for Sony's PlayStation Network, an online service for the PlayStation 3.

December 19, 2006 by


Oracle eyes vertical warfare; search gains

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is banking on two things for the future growth in the company's applications business: Winning battles among various verticals such as retail and telecom billing and betting heavily on search. Oracle, which reported second quarter earnings earlier today, projected third quarter results in line with current expectations of earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.

December 18, 2006 by


XRIs and i-names

A nw naming convention, XRIs, provides real value for identity on the 'Net.

December 18, 2006 by Phil Windley


HP's Satjiv Chahil: Making HP resonate with TV

While I was attending the Churchill Club event, Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology, I managed to snag Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president of marketing for HP's Personal Systems Group. I have know Satjiv since his days as a marketing whiz at Apple, Sony and Palm.

December 18, 2006 by Dan Farber


Oracle kicks BEA; financials solid

Oracle used its fiscal second quarter earnings release to kick around another competitor--BEA Systems. "We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips.

December 18, 2006 by


Oracle up to bat: Red Hat bashing possible

In what's expected to be an otherwise so-so second quarter report, Oracle may shed some light on its two-month-old plan to support Red Hat Linux. Oracle reports its fiscal second quarter results after the market closes today and analysts aren't expecting a blow-out quarter with earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.

December 18, 2006 by


Yahoo's most irritating page

I have been using Yahoo Mail and MyYahoo since the early days of the Web, before there was a Google. The latest version of Yahoo Mail does a good job of adapting the look and feel of a familiar desktop mail application to the Web.

December 18, 2006 by Dan Farber