Larry Dignan

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

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Latest Posts

Still with the semantic web thing!

My second day at WWW2006 was as interesting as my first. The morning began with a plenary panel that included Nigel Shadbolt as the panel chair, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Benjamins, Clare Hart, and Jim Hendler.

May 24, 2006 by Phil Windley


30 screen shots of the new Vista Beta

Fellow ZDNet blogger Ed Bott has posted 30 screen shots from the new beta version of Windows Vista that Microsoft released yesterday.  I've gone through all thirty screen shots and have found a few items worth pointing out.

May 24, 2006 by David Berlind


Web design 2006: State of the art

Worth reading: Jakob Nielsen has made a career out of analyzing Web site design. He, along with co-author Hoa Loranger, just published Prioritizing Web Usability (New Riders), which surfaces many of the major mistakes in Web site design and offers usability guidelines that might save us all from ugly and unfathomable sites.

May 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Marc Canter: The digital lifestyle aggregator

Marc Canter, the founder and CEO of Broadband Mechanics, is known in the industry as a techno rabble rouser, with an operatic voice. In 1984, he co-founded MacroMind, which became Macromedia in 1991, and has continued to pioneer multimedia authoring and standards.

May 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

4 Comments progress report

Yesterday, I met with Brian Dear to catch up on progress with his event database platform and Web site. Since I wrote about his company EVDB when it launched in March 2005, the eventful.

May 23, 2006 by Dan Farber


Analyzing blog data

I'm at the 15th Annual Conference on the World Wide Web, known as WWW2006, this week. Today I popped into the associated workshop on weblog ecosystems.

May 23, 2006 by Phil Windley


The real reason we shouldn't depend on Microsoft for security

There is no question in my mind that Microsoft is getting security right and that this means there's trouble ahead for third party security providers.  But is Microsoft's technical prowess enough to justify using its security solutions in lieu of those that come other providers?

May 23, 2006 by David Berlind