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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The Google Internet

The pseudonymous Robert X. Cringely has an interesting take on what Google is really up to with its dark fiber acquisitions and growing number of data centers.

November 17, 2005 by Dan Farber

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In wake of Solaris' renaissance, predictions of its death were obviously premature

Despite predictions of its demise, Unix -- and in particular, Sun's Solaris flavor -- appears to be convalescing instead of following the downward spiral that's typical for operating systems that fall from grace (the PalmOS for example).  In June 2004, after Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond penned an open letter asking Sun to open source Java, I asked Raymond if he was thinking about penning a similar letter to Sun about Solaris.

November 17, 2005 by David Berlind

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A naked plug

("Naked Plug" means Unapologetic Advertisement, not Immodest Cork.) Accenture Technology Labs has just released a new set of high-quality videos highlighting our work in Predictive Monitoring, Cargo Monitoring, Sensor Telemetry, Intelligent Home Services, Online Health Services, and several other areas.

November 17, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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Competing in a flat world

“We’re creating a country where people outsource their intellect to other countries, expecting the Indians, for example, to do all hard work while they sit at home and watch TV on broadband.” That’s  what Esther Dyson, CNET's Release 1.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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John Doerr: Web still in pre-adolescence

At the TechNet Innovation Summit in San Jose I talked to John Doerr, the legendary venture capitalist (Netscape, Amazon, Google, etc.) from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, about what Web 2.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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What's next for the Web

At the TechNet Innovation Summit held at eBay’s conference center in San Jose, Charlie Rose is holding all day taping of several programs. Technology and Web 2.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google Base creates a structured Web

Google Base, the service that has been on an off the 'Net in alpha mode for the last few weeks has gone beta and is live.  Google Base has been described variously as an online database, competition for Craigs List, or Google's first crack at eBay.

November 15, 2005 by Phil Windley

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