Larry Dignan

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Interested in learning how to develop mashups? Welcome to Mashup U. Online

My personal belief is that mashup style software development, as ecosytems go, will easily overtake most other software development ecosystems in number of developers and applications. To help acclerate that process, ZDNet, in conjunction with Mashup University (the event) now brings Mashup U directly to you, on your desktop at no cost to you.

November 20, 2006 by David Berlind


Enough with the Yahoo conspiracy theories

The Wall Street Journal publishes a Yahoo memo penned by Brad Garlinghouse and it took bloggers about an hour to start pondering conspiracy theories. Among the questions summed up and raised by Donna Bogatin and a few hundred other bloggers:  How did the Journal get the memo?

November 19, 2006 by


Analyst: Yahoo's Panama project making headway

Yahoo's new ad platform, dubbed Panama, appears to be making progress, according to a report by UBS analyst Benjamin Schachter. In a research note, Schachter said "Yahoo is ramping up efforts to migrate advertisers to the new user interface (campaign management application).

November 19, 2006 by


Microsoft's hold on Linux, iPod vs. Zune, Jason Calacanis and more..

This week on the Dan & David Show, David goes deep on the assertion by Steve Ballmer that Linux infringes on patents from Microsoft's IP treasure chest. The Novell-Microsoft deal is just a first step in Microsoft's quest to assert its alleged and as yet unspecified IP rights related to Linux.

November 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Jason Calacanis talks about leaving AOL and what's next

Jason Calacanis sold his company Weblogs, Inc. to AOL last year for about $25 million, was given wide berth to groove at the behemoth by AOL CEO Jonathan Miller, stirred up the company, and this week decided to leave the company on the heels of Jonathan Miller getting axed, replaced by Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group.

November 17, 2006 by Dan Farber