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.

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

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Bagging game on the Internet

I'd heard of online gambling and Internet dating, but this one was new to me: Internet hunting. I read about it in a report that Rhode Island had just banned it.

July 11, 2006 by Phil Windley


Dell's image rehabilitation efforts

Dell is in image rehabilitation mode. In part, Dell is dealing with the aftermath of one of its laptops bursting into flames last month in Osaka, Japan, and the impact of widely publicized photos travelling across the Net.

July 11, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mashup University underway in Silicon Valley

Mashup University got off to good start this morning here at the Computer History Museum in the heart of Silicon Valley.  After breakfast, the day opened with an Introduction to Mashup Programming 101 taught by Brian Hamlin.

July 10, 2006 by David Berlind


Monday morning search blues

Monday morning, after the week long U.S. July 4th celebration, the tech world comes back to life, stepping up to the giant keyboard for another round of clickety-clack digital inputs and outputs.

July 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


HP lays pre-announcement ambush on Sun

Friday afternoon I received and email from HP's PR firm in anticipation of a Sun launch event tomorrow in San Francisco, with CEO Jonathan Schwartz; Hector Ruiz, CEO AMD; John Fowler, Sun EVP of Systems; Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Systems Designer and some customers. HP's ambush email is basically trashing Sun's forthcoming new product announcement, which we'll find out about tomorrow.

July 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Linux and .Net stacks--play nice

eWeek Labs looks at Linux versus .Net, and concludes that WAMP stacks--such as Windows Server 2003, Apache, MySQL and the PHP-based XOOPS; Plone running on Windows Server 2003 R2; and JBoss and MySQL on Windows Server 2003--have the benefits and efficiencies of using open source without having to required that staff become Linux administrators.

July 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Beyond blogging--the power of the video clip

Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post writes about the impact of sites like YouTube on the political scene.While bloggers played a role in the last presidential election, most advertising and message delivery still comes from campaigns, political parties and interest groups with enough money to bankroll a television blitz.

July 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Rich Green: Sun's green machine?

Ripping a page out of the playbooks of rivals IBM and Red Hat (suggesting its a bit late to the game), Sun is slowly moving to a model where all of its software is available for free and the money is made on the support of it. With a large legacy software business, Sun didn't have the luxury of Red Hat's green field nor did it have a services organization like IBM's Global Services to help customers succeed with open source.

July 7, 2006 by David Berlind