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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Oracle kicks BEA; financials solid

Oracle used its fiscal second quarter earnings release to kick around another competitor--BEA Systems. "We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips.

December 18, 2006 by


Oracle up to bat: Red Hat bashing possible

In what's expected to be an otherwise so-so second quarter report, Oracle may shed some light on its two-month-old plan to support Red Hat Linux. Oracle reports its fiscal second quarter results after the market closes today and analysts aren't expecting a blow-out quarter with earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.

December 18, 2006 by


Yahoo's most irritating page

I have been using Yahoo Mail and MyYahoo since the early days of the Web, before there was a Google. The latest version of Yahoo Mail does a good job of adapting the look and feel of a familiar desktop mail application to the Web.

December 18, 2006 by Dan Farber


Video: A wacky year in the IT industry

Some of the more bizarre events in the computer business in recent memory happened this past year. Join Charles Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos as their Reporters' Roundtable reviews the goofiest technology moves of 2006.

December 18, 2006 by


All the rage: Most talked about posts

There are a handful of perennial stories guaranteed to ignite sparks in our TalkBack reader forums: Linux versus Windows, Mac versus Windows, FireFox versus Internet Explorer, and Dell versus Apple. But other stories in ZDNet blogs this year also inspired busy discussion threads, including David Berlind's account of seeking a refund for Wi-Fi disservice; reports from Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley on the now infamous Windows kill switch; and "Apple vs.

December 17, 2006 by


What's a Vista zero-day exploit worth? Try $50K

Trend Micro has stumbled upon an auction style marketplace where zero-day exploits for Microsoft's Vista operating system are going for $50,000.The marketplace, reported by eWeek's Ryan Naraine, illustrates that no matter how much Microsoft has beefed up Vista's security the bulls-eye remains on the company's back.

December 15, 2006 by