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

Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing tech: Work-in-Progress

I've finally gotten around to playing with Internet Explorer 7; the version of IE that will be included in the next version of Windows (Windows Vista) and that will ship separately as a download for users of Windows XP SP2 at the same time that Vista ships.  IE7 is currently in beta.

March 5, 2006 by David Berlind

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Sniveling about Steve Jobs

Jeffrey Young offers his perspective on Steve Jobs' latest product rollout:Cut the turtle-necked geek-icon some slack, dudes!I’m astonished by the reaction to Steve’s presentation earlier this week of the new Intel based Mac Mini.

March 5, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft details frugal licensing policy for Virtual PC on Vista

Since I've been recommending the use of client/side virtual machine (VM) technologies such as VMware Workstation or Virtual PC for running all of your applications on your Windows PCs, I decided to check with Microsoft to find out the exact details on Microsoft's policy regarding the practice. I don't want any one getting into legal trouble as a result of my recommendation.

March 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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Higgins and Vendor Sports

A few days ago IBM, Novell, and Harvard's Berkman Center announced the Higgins Project.  Higgins is a "user-centric identity" system that will be open source and managed by the Eclipse Foundation.

March 3, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Dogster or Newsvine in the Fox Interactive house?

Still speculating on who Fox Interactive has acquired, but won't reveal for a few weeks, Jeff Nolan is betting on Dogster, but also thinks that Tagged, Skobee or Meetro could be the target. Newsvine has also been mentioned.

March 3, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Fox Interactive buying up Web 2.0 companies

During an interview conducted by Mike Arrington of TechCrunch at the IBDNetwork Under the Radar event,  Ross Levinsohn, president of Fox Interactive, just said that he had bought one of the companies in the room (still finishing the paperwork), but didnt' say who. He has a $2 billion war chest to buy new companies, and went on to say he would bet that he will buy five more companies in the room.

March 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google trots out execs to quell analyst jitters

Worth reading: News.com transcribes portions of the a four-hour meeting today with analysts at its Mountain View headquarters, trying to make course corrections after comments by the company's CFO earlier this week sent the shares on a downward spiral.

March 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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