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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HP's Threadlogs: How to Mess with a Buyer's Head 101

Among the many things that Intel spokesperson Barbara Grimes must do on a semi-annual basis, one of them is to spank yours truly for saying anything remotely derogatory about that company's Centrino brand.  As I did last week, I routinely drag my opinion of the Centrino brand out of the closet when I think it's relevant to current events (as I felt it was to AMD's lawsuit against Intel).

July 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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Microsoft probably mulling music store futures

Speaking of Microsoft's media juggernaut, I've been wondering what Microsoft plans to do with its music store. Just like with Apple, to get its media ecosystem off the ground, Microsoft had to make sure a store was in place where you could buy copy-protected recordings that would work in Microsoft's various media players (PC, PocketPC, smartphones, etc.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind

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More momentum for Microsoft's media juggernaut

I've had an e-mail dangling in my inbox since last week that I've been meaning to come back to.  It's a reminder of how the ecosystem around Microsoft media technologies is in full bloom and how, if some of the other media platform providers don't do something about their ecosystems, we could be facing a monoculture that's far bigger than the one we have with PCs.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind

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Enabling government Web services

Jim Willis, the chief geek in the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, has a vision for government data:It is simply unacceptable at this point...

July 6, 2005 by Phil Windley

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AirSet CEO bets online calendar on central management, mobility

With its recently released beta, AirSet joins Trumba (Jeremy Jaech's latest venture) as the next wave of online-calendaring services tackling the unsolved problem of managing multiple schedules in a single place. Hoping to avoid repeating the mistakes of the dot-com generation of now defunct or bought up sites (i.

July 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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