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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Vendor checkup: Red Hat delivers

Red Hat just reported its fiscal third quarter earnings and there are apparently no worries--so far. The company reported adjusted earnings of 14 cents a share, two pennies above Wall Street estimates as compiled by Thomson Financial.

December 21, 2006 by

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Looking back at Web 2006 from 2025

Looking back from 2025, the year 2006 will be remembered for the “You,” the solipsistic Time Magazine Person of the Year selection. The image of the “me’s” and collective “you’s” locked into their computing devices, sloshing around in the primordial Internet social soup, increasingly connected, virtualized, overextended and tracked.

December 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Red Hat: What me worry?

When Red Hat holds court with financial analysts later today to discuss the company's fiscal third quarter results the conversation is likely to go like this:Analyst: What is the impact on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux on your business? How can you compete?

December 20, 2006 by

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How Microsoft's SUSE certificates work

In my earlier post on the Microsoft-Novell deal and its inroads with Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and AIG, there was a reader question about how the money exchanges hands. A spokeswoman for Microsoft clarified:Microsoft sells these SUSE Linux certificates as a reseller and collects the revenue.

December 20, 2006 by

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Microsoft search gets lapped

Most bloggers are focused on Google's dominant search share (is it 50 percent or 70 percent), but what sticks out most is the free fall Microsoft is suffering through. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, Google's November market share in search was 49.

December 20, 2006 by

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More holiday gift ideas

While attending the Churchill Club event, "Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," I chatted with Walt Mossberg about the latest cell phones, Microsoft's Zune and various gadget accessories.

December 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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A new charge on your phone bill

IntelliOne of Atlanta has developed a system that monitors traffic speeds and spots jams as they occur. It works by repeatedly sampling the locations of nearby cell phones and calculating the distance between measurements--this gives it an overall traffic speed, which it can report to authorities or traffic information providers.

December 19, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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