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Comcast goes with Zimbra for new collaboration suite

Comcast plans to launch SmartZone, a major replacement for its current and uninspired consumer email service. At the core of SmartZone is a new version of Zimbra's open source, brower-based collaborative suite that includes email, instant messaging and voice mail access.

May 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sphere focuses search on time and connections

You may have noticed we have a Sphere link for every ZDNet blog post, which brings up a widget (below) that offers up related blogs posts and other articles. It's part of our ongoing effort to surface relevant related content from both inside ZDNet and from across the Web.

May 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


WSJ: Yahoo, Microsoft talks no longer active

Updated below: The Yahoo-Microsoft talks are apparently no longer active, according to the Wall Street Journal, which just updated its story. The Journal reports: Microsoft and Yahoo in recent months discussed a possible merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their respective strengths, say people familiar with the situation.

May 4, 2007 by


Podcast: gShare, Silverlight, Justin TV and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss gShare, which purports to integrate Google 'Office' and Microsoft Office, and the Silverlight announcements from MIX07. David also talks about the promise of Mozilla's Thunderbird 2.

May 4, 2007 by Dan Farber


Florida ends experiment with touch screen voting

Yesterday, the Florida Legislature voted 118-0 to spend $28 million to scrap touch screen voting machines and replace them with optical-scan paper ballots. Most Florida counties already use the paper ballot system, but 15 had opted to use the touch screen systems.

May 4, 2007 by Phil Windley