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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Motorola's Ed Zander on leadership

As part of the Churchill Club's 20th anniversary event, entitled "Leadership Defined," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Motorola CEO Ed Zander was interviewed [podcast here] by Elizabeth Corcoran, senior editor at Forbes Magazine. Zander talked about how he came into the struggling 75-year-old company about two years ago, after 15 years as a Sun executive, and replaced 34 percent of the top 135 executives.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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And now for some timely Palm analysis from the mainstream press

I just saw that the Washington Post picked up on an Associated Press story with the headline PalmSource loses out with Treo.  The headline is drawing the obvious conclusion based on the rumor that came true: Palm has closed a deal with Microsoft to build a Windows Mobile-based Treo.

September 26, 2005 by David Berlind

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More on the iPod nano screen

Readers have been weighing in on the iPod nano screen scratching issues. I may have been a bit over the top in calling the nano a potential clunker, but a screen that scratches easily under 'normal use' conditions, as has been reported, isn't going to help sales.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Did Microsoft send the wrong guy to Massachusetts' ODF hearing?

Microsoft called Massachusetts' bluff and lost.  One of Microsoft's biggest mistakes in what will prove to be a critical turning point for the Redmond-based company is that it sent the wrong men to Massachusetts' last hearing before that state set a new IT policy into stone: one that essentially bumps MS-Office from its approved software list.

September 26, 2005 by David Berlind

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Motorola's Ed Zander unplugged

After nearly two years at the helm at 75-year-old Motorola, Ed Zander is feeling pretty good. The company has grown its share of the handset/mobile device market, garnered attention for its slick Razr phone and Rokr iTunes phone, and its enterprise business is thriving.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Media convergence getting into higher gear

A few pieces of news indicate how convergence is taking shape between the video and film content providers and the Web. UPN is running a four-day exclusive screening of the first episode of its new show "Everybody Hates Chris" on Google Video.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Apple hit parade may have a clunker

Apple has had an unprecedented string of hits over the last few years. In fact, like the record companies that Steve Jobs is arguing with, Apple has relied on major hits, not the long tail, to fill its coffers.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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