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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Buzzword alert: De-portalization

Interesting post by Keith Teare on the how the Internet is moving away from mammoth, centralized portals. Traffic, he said, is moving out toward the edges of the network, flattening out as users move from habituating portals like Yahoo to a more distributed network of content and services.

December 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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What's Google Earth really up to?

Google Earth adds another layer--this time one that incorporates information from Wikipedia, Panoramio and the Google Earth Community. As a result you can go anywhere in the world and see what people have said about it.

December 9, 2006 by

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SAP's Analyst Summit in retrospect

Thomas Otter, a solution architect at SAP and fellow Enterprise Irregular, has a good summary of the blogger coverage from SAP's fourth annual Analyst Summit, which took place on December 4 and 5 in Las Vegas. Many of those who commented on the substance of the analyst day did not attend the event, but viewed it via a Webcast or through the lens of those of us who were in Las Vegas to cover the event.

December 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo's berserk IM scheduled maintenance

Yahoo scheduled some maintenance for its instant messenger from 5:30 to 7:30 PM PST, warning users that some problems may occur. Indeed, as of 9:40 Yahoo Messenger was still spawning windows by the minute and eating up system resources.

December 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft's new evangelist--Jon Udell

Microsoft has found its new Scoble, although there is only one Scoble. Jon Udell, who spent many years anchoring Infoworld and an early member of the Gillmor Gang, is going to be an evangelist for Microsoft, but not at the expense of his well- earned credibility.

December 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo shakeup, SAP's ecosystem, Open XML, iPhone and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the recent shakeup at Yahoo, the latest in the HPgate scandal, the substance of SAP's analyst summit, standardization of Microsoft's Open XML format, and whether Apple's rumored iPhone can succeed. David starts off the show talking about his ZDNet new blog, Testbed, and points to a recent post about a post on Code Green Networks as an example of where he is heading with product coverage.

December 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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CIO Sessions: Gideon Sasson of Charles Schwab

As part of our CIO Sessions series, I interviewed Gideon Sasson, CIO at the financial services giant Charles Schwab. He has been with Schwab for 11 years, mostly in technology management, but he also did a three-year stint as president of Schwab’s Active Trader retail business.

December 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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