Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

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

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Selling used bits: German database ruling sets ugly music precedent

In scanning my RSS feed this morning (by the way, I now use the Web version of Newsgator to the exclusion of any thick-client solutions), I came across this little interesting tidbit from InfoWorld: A higher German court has ruled to uphold a decision by a lower court to ban the sale of used software licenses, in a case involving a subsidiary of Oracle....

August 4, 2006 by David Berlind


Setting an ISP speed trap in the name of Net Neutrality

Cory Doctorow:Dan Kaminsky, DNS hacker and rootkit infection sleuth, has devised a test for checking to see if your Internet connection is "neutral" -- that is, whether your connection is being filtered, throttled, slowed down, or monkeyed with secretly by your ISP.Sounds a bit like how Network Physics' solutions work.

August 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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Honesty, transparency can offset customer service disasters

In response to my caught-on-tape customer service nightmares involving T-Mobile, Ticketmaster, and Bank of America, several ZDNet readers asked that I not focus just on the negative and to look for some positive stories as well.  It's a good point given the overwhelming flood of negativity found in today's headlines -- be they in a newspaper, on a Web site, or on the Six O'Clock News.

August 3, 2006 by David Berlind


XenSource CTO takes on Oracle's criticisms, discusses virtues of paravirtualization

It was just a couple of days ago that virtualization technology provider XenSource was the target of not one but two rounds of public criticism -- one levied at it by Red Hat, the other by Oracle.  Since I haven't spent any quality time with the folks at XenSource, I thought that now might be a good opportunity to do a podcast interview with the company's chief technology officer and co-founder Simon Crosby.

August 3, 2006 by David Berlind


eWeek: Otellini confirms Intel to follow AMD's lead on integrating graphics into processor

eWeek's Chris Preimesberger has a funny yet enlightening reporter's notebook entry from the Core Duo launch party that was held on Intel's campus last week.  The party may have been for Core Duo's coming out but reporters were apparently just as interested in hearing from Intel CEO Paul Otellini on other issues such as the what AMD's acquisition of ATI meant for Intel and whether or not there would be any more layoffs at Intel.

August 2, 2006 by David Berlind


Meebo IM everywhere

On the instant messaging front, meebo, a web-based IM service, has a new new widget, meebo me that integrates the meebo platform onto any Web page. The meebo me widget can be embedded into a Web site, and allows site owners to see who is visiting their pages.

August 2, 2006 by Dan Farber