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.

Latest Posts

BEA to play the independent platform provider card

Marge Breya left Sun after ten years—most recently as senior vice president of marketing for the Global Sales Operations--to join BEA, where she is chief marketing officer. Both companies are regularly viewed by analysts and armchair quarterbacks (including myself) as navigating rough seas.

May 27, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The Rosetta Project: Rescuing languages

Language and culture are inseparable. An estimated 7,000 languages, and the associated social and cultural artifacts that accompany them, exist today, but many are on the verge of extinction.

May 27, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Siebel's on-demand CRM chief now available on-demand

Siebel VP and GM for OnDemand and SMB (small/medium business) Bruce Cleveland has put a stake in the ground of sorts.  Though he doesn't mention any competitor by' name, Cleveland circulated a letter to the press this week that left me with the impression that, after hibernating for the winter, he's now emerging from some bunker under Siebel's headquarters, ready to take on Salesforce.

May 27, 2005 by David Berlind

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Desperately seeking: More AJAX developers

If you're a developer or a developer-wanna-be and you're trying to catch the next big lucrative wave of programming, I'm convinced that AJAX (aka: Asynchronous Javascript + XML) is it. This morning, I was reminded of why.

May 27, 2005 by David Berlind

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The future of nano-biology: regenerating tissue and artificial proteins

The last day the Future in Review conference focused on big societal issues, rather than the usual techno-centric topics. During a panel on the future of nano-biotechnology, Alan Russell, head of regenerative medicine at the University of Pittsburg, described progress in moving from treating symptoms to generating cures and regenerating tissues as a result of the convergence of nanotechnology and biology.

May 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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China: 500 million mobile subscribers in 2007

At the Future in Review conference, , general manager, Strategic Development Department, China Mobile Communications, provided some data about her company’s market and the cultural impact on the vast country. Even today, China has more mobile phone subscribers/SMS messengers than the entire population of the U.

May 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Fear and greed drive social software adoption, says expert

Ross Mayfield (Socialtext) says that the primary driver for corporate blogging is fear, while greed is driving adoption of social software. "The emergent attention forming structure of the blogosphere can take a fit message and self-organize around it with a moment's notice.

May 26, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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