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.

Latest Posts

IBM's Sutor asks how you share documents. Wrong question, right time?

In his blog, IBM's open source/open standards veep Bob Sutor asks "How do you share documents?"  The post briefly delves into the history of how paper and eventually digital documents are created and passed around, recommends using PDF if document requires no further editing by recipients and ends with: A word processing document in some sense represents the raw material of a document on its way to final production.

May 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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SAP and Microsoft play Duet

After a year, the Microsoft/SAP "Mendocino Project" has finally yielded a product, Duet, which is slated to ship in June. As promised, users of Microsoft Office can access selected SAP business processes and data.

May 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Blog on JavaDB sparks debate over thin clients, AJAX, and synch

Yesterday's posting regarding JavaDB (see JavaDB: An idea whose time has finally come) has sparked a glass-half-empty vs. glass-half-full debate between ZDNet reader Justin James and Sun's Francois Orsini that drags the idea of thin clients and AJAX-programming through the mud a bit.

May 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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Of lies and margaritas

The busy folks at MIT's Media Lab are at it again--this time it's an "emotional social intelligence prosthetic" for people with autism. The device consists of a miniature, glasses-mounted camera and face-analysis software.

May 2, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Sphere goes live

Last week I wrote about Sphere, the latest blog search engine to scour the blogosphere, while it was still behind the curtain. This morning the curtain opened for Sphere, beta of course.

May 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Sun reels in another former executive

Sun has reeled back another former executive. Stephen Shankland got the scoop that Rich Green, who was an executive at the Sun-laden startup Cassatt, is returning to Sun to run the software division, recently vacated by John Loiacono, who went to Adobe Systems in March.

May 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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More wag the dog: Mobile databases not exactly free

One of the reasons I was finally inspired to finish that JavaDB piece I just wrote (after starting the homework for it in January) was because a ZDNet reader recently contacted me regarding a two year old piece I wrote that asked whether or not Sybase and iAnywhere were the go-to guys for database synch.  Even though some would lead you to believe otherwise, reliable connectivity isn't that ubiquitous and it's for this reason that I have said and still believe that synch is still king.

May 1, 2006 by David Berlind

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