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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The coup is over: Record labels knuckle under to Apple

eWeek: Apple Computer has renewed contracts with the world's four largest music companies to sell songs through its iTunes Music Store, after blocking their attempts to end iTunes' flat-rate pricing scheme, Apple said on Tuesday....in the end Apple had more negotiating power because of the dominance of its intertwined iPod player and iTunes service.

May 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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IBM's Sutor asks how you share documents. Wrong question, right time?

In his blog, IBM's open source/open standards veep Bob Sutor asks "How do you share documents?"  The post briefly delves into the history of how paper and eventually digital documents are created and passed around, recommends using PDF if document requires no further editing by recipients and ends with: A word processing document in some sense represents the raw material of a document on its way to final production.

May 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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SAP and Microsoft play Duet

After a year, the Microsoft/SAP "Mendocino Project" has finally yielded a product, Duet, which is slated to ship in June. As promised, users of Microsoft Office can access selected SAP business processes and data.

May 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Blog on JavaDB sparks debate over thin clients, AJAX, and synch

Yesterday's posting regarding JavaDB (see JavaDB: An idea whose time has finally come) has sparked a glass-half-empty vs. glass-half-full debate between ZDNet reader Justin James and Sun's Francois Orsini that drags the idea of thin clients and AJAX-programming through the mud a bit.

May 2, 2006 by David Berlind

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Of lies and margaritas

The busy folks at MIT's Media Lab are at it again--this time it's an "emotional social intelligence prosthetic" for people with autism. The device consists of a miniature, glasses-mounted camera and face-analysis software.

May 2, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Sphere goes live

Last week I wrote about Sphere, the latest blog search engine to scour the blogosphere, while it was still behind the curtain. This morning the curtain opened for Sphere, beta of course.

May 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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