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ZDNet's new look

As you will have noticed by now, we have given ZDNet a facelift. Our goals were to simplify the site design and navigation, and focus on the convergence of blogs and our news and reviews content.

December 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


Can game design make your company more efficient?

Your company's most valuable player in the future may be a video game designer, according to Indiana professor Edward Castronova, a leading researcher on virtual worlds.If Castronova is correct game designers may be critical to making corporations more efficient partly by making them more fun for workers.

December 3, 2006 by


Protecting identity credentials is costly

The cost of protecting identity credentials is proportional to their value. Creating a single all-powerful credential has a simplistic appeal, but is insecure and inefficient.

December 1, 2006 by Phil Windley


Who will govern virtual worlds?

For now the virtual world--characterized by Second Life, World of Warcraft and other games--is governed by game creators, the player community and end user license agreements. The future may look different.

December 1, 2006 by