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.

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As legal woes loom, RIM co-CEO still talks up innovation

For a guy whose legendary mobile messenging network could be forced to shutdown due to a patent battle with NTP, Research in Motion (maker of the BlackBerry) president and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis (pictured left) seemed incredibly undistracted in his discussion of the company's more recent innovations as I interviewed him by phone yesterday morning.  Sure, he's legally embargoed from discussing the case as long as it remains unresolved.

December 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Should patents be device or task specific?

I was reading The Register's coverage of a talk given by Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo who claims that implementations of side-scrolling hierarchical menus such as those found on Apple's iPods are infringing on his company's recently awarded patent (US patent 6,928,433).  Apparently, the first appearance of such a user interface showed up on one of Creative's early generation MP3 players in 2000.

December 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Will a faster BEA JRockit expand J2EE's realtime appeal?

For the record J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) is no longer the acronym that Sun and Java licensees are using to describe the server-side implementation of Java -- otherwise known as a Java-based application server (Java isn't your only choice for an app server; there's .NET too).

December 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Explaining AJAX to your CIO

As I've mentioned before, Baseline Magazine is one of my favorites.  I love their detailed case studies because they are long enough to provide real meat.

December 7, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Gartner: Halt Blackberry deployments

From ZDNet Australia: Analyst firm Gartner has advised its clients to halt deployments of Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail devices because of a legal battle that could see a judge effectively shut down the company's U.S.

December 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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Sun: 'These systems are like a rack on a chip'

Three weeks ago, Sun took the wraps off its three year project code-named Niagara and gave the newest member of the company's UltraSparc family of processors an official name: the T1.  Although the T1 is rated at 1.

December 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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