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.

Zack Whittaker

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

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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


Dell notebooks to feature AMD's Turions and Semprons?

Andrew Gruen over at CNET Reviews blogged: Though Dell already broke up with Intel in the server market this May, Digitimes reports that the company is about to do the same for its notebooks. According to anonymous "sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers," Dell is set to launch a full range of AMD-based laptops based on the Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 X2 processors in the forth quarter of this year.

August 2, 2006 by David Berlind


PalmSource delays hurting Palm? No, it's just PalmSource hurting Palm

I got a bit of a chuckle from Erica Ogg's news story about how delays to the new operating systems coming out of PalmSource (the software outfit that makes the PalmOS) are causing all sorts of grief for Palm.  Palm (formerly PalmOne, and before that Palm) is the hardware outfit that makes smartphones like the Treo.

August 1, 2006 by David Berlind


Windows Live: Fresh look but same walled garden?

CNET Reviews has a series that gives individual coverage of some of the Windows Live components that Microsoft has released to the public.  The last two additions to the series -- one for the Windows Live Toolbar and the other for the Windows Live Mail Desktop beta -- were published last week.

July 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Red Hat: Xen virtualization tech not ready for prime time

According to ZDNet Australia's Renai LeMay: The Xen open-source virtualization environment is not yet ready for enterprise use, a senior Red Hat executive has said, despite "unbelievable" customer demand and the fact that Novell has already started shipping the software....

July 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Will banks make federal Web security deadline?

By way of its sister publication ComputerWorld, InfoWorld has a report card on how banks are doing in terms of meeting a multifactor online banking authentication deadline that was issued by the Feds last October.  But after reading the report, you can't help but wonder if the banking industry has a bit of a laissez-faire attitude about the whole thing.

July 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Second Life: Millionaires and virtual training

We have two new videos about the Second Life phenomenon. In the first video, Linden Labs CEO Phillip Rosedale predicts that someone working in his company's virtual Second Life environment will become a millionaire.

July 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AMD/ATI, YouTube, GPL v.3, Dabble and more...

 This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss the AMD/ATI tie up (aligned to fight what AMD CEO Hector Ruiz called the monopoly, aka Intel), HP's logical purchase of Mercury, the latest on YouTube and the release of Dabble, a new media search community. David also shares more of his tales of unsatisfactory customer support experiences.

July 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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