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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MySQL's success leads to customer frustration

Speaking at the 2007 MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, CA, MySQL CEO Marten Mickos said the company is working toward an IPO, isn't bleeding cash and did $50 million in revenue last year, compared to an estimated $34 million in 2005 (see Stephen Shankland's full report). That success and growth is also causing frustration among customers, including ZDNet's database guru.

April 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sun bids to change the economics of video streaming

Sun launched some high density iron into the video streaming market with the Sun Streaming System, which the company claimed delivers the highest video streaming capacity to cable and telecom providers in the industry. It supports up to 160,000 simultaneous and unique video streams at 2Mbps for less than $50 per stream, which is about 10 times the streaming capacity of competitive platforms, according to Sandeep Agrawal, group marketing manager, Sun Systems Group.

April 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


SAP CEO: We are not arrogant, we are the market leader

SAP CEO Henning Kagermann's Sapphire keynote (see ZDNet coverage of the event) didn't reveal any surprises. SAP is riding high after a good quarter and feeling confident in its ability to deliver on its ambitious strategy to establish enterprise SOA across its product line and enter the on demand application with a new business suite aimed at the lower mid-market.

April 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Amazon mum on EC2, S3 spending

While Amazon delivered a blow-out quarter it remains quiet about detailing how much it is spending on the fast-growing EC2 and S3 Web services. On the first quarter earnings conference call, Bear Stearns analyst Robert Peck tried to pin down Amazon (AMZN) executives on the capital spending issue for 2007, but CEO Jeff Bezos didn't bite.

April 25, 2007 by