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.

Latest Posts

Can Sun redefine the economics of computing?

At a Churchill Club event on October 26, 2005, Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO at Sun was interviewed by Quentin Hardy, Silicon Valley bureau chief as Forbes. You can download the audio of the one-hour interview here.

October 27, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Networked creative intelligence

Gartner makes a prediction that by 2015, over 100 leading companies will have made or saved at least $10 million due to networked creative intelligence, which leverages virtual communities to create new sources of information and value. Quality and trust ratings, folksonomies and tagging, prediction markets and open source coding and content development (Wikipedia) are examples of applying networked, creative intelligence, Gartner said.

October 27, 2005 by Dan Farber

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On hitting the open road

A variety of countries and municipalities are considering or conducting experiments with active RFID tags and Global Positioning System receivers as a way of doing everything from toll collection to "congestion charges" (charging you for entering an especially crowded city center) to enhanced Amber Alerts (i.e.

October 27, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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Building Internet identity systems

Today was the first day of Internet Identity Workshop, a two day gathering of people interested in identity on the Internet.  I've got detailed blog posts and pictures at my site.

October 26, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Red Hat's Matthew Szulik: No more lock-in

At the Vortex 2005 conference in San Francisco, the Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik talked to John Gallant about competing with Sun and Red Hat's role as a standard bearer for the global open source community and the General Public License. The brand of Red Hat and freedom of choice--no lock-in--are increasingly becoming synonymous, he said.

October 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Useability 101: Dan Gillmor shouldn't have to play Russian Roulette

It's always comforting to know that another reporter covering the technology sector has run into precisely the same problem I have (and that millions of other people are running into).  It's a ridiculous problem that's easily solvable, and it just takes a handful of vendors to decide to solve it.

October 26, 2005 by David Berlind

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