Larry Dignan

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Computer Associates continues its rehabilitation

In its ongoing quest to rehabilitate its reputation, Computer Associates is truncating its name to the more often used CA, and hoping to further distance itself from the isuses with the DOJ that shook up the management team and cost the company $225 million to settle.

November 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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WebEx goes for the WebOffice

The upstart poster child for on demand, software-as-a-service has been salesforce.com, in part due to the vision, evangelism and trash talking of its CEO Marc Benioff.

November 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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SAP's Agassi explains his open source stance

SAP's Shai Agassi has been taking heat from the press and blogosphere over his comments on open source made during his interview (you can listen to the podcast here--the open source section starts at 35:34) with New York Times reporter John Markoff at a Churchill Club event on Tuesday. He responded in his own blog today to the flurry of criticisms.

November 11, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Bill and Ray memos, WikiCalc, root kits and more (The Dan & David Show)

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show David is fighting a cold but gets through the show, and even gets cranked up talking about Sony's root-kit DRM debacle and the latest twists and turns of the Open Document Format debate happening in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We also discuss the Gates and Ozzie memos that surfaced this week, Dan Bricklin's WikiCalc and I rant about the glib trash talking by industry executives like Marc Benioff of salesforce.

November 11, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Search engines turning into applications

During the SDForum search SIG last night on Microsoft's Mountain View campus, I had a fireside chat with John Battelle of searchblog and author of The Search, covering the early days of Internet search and the rise of Google. I first met John when I came to Macweek in 1988.

November 11, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Walt Mossberg: Cell phones rule

I caught up with Walt Mossberg for a podcast prior to the Churchill Club event "Making a List: What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," which Walt hosted with fellow Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher.Walt explains why the "device formerly known as the cell phone" is the hottest consumer product category, along with iPods and other products that are in the emerging class of small, human-scaled computers with growing sets of capabilities.

November 10, 2005 by Dan Farber

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SAP's Shai Agassi on Oracle's 'folly' and the shift to services

Shai Agassi, president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board at SAP AG, fielded questions from New York Times tech reporter John Markoff and the audience during an early morning Churchill Club event on Wednesday. We have a podcast of the interview, as well as a separate follow-up podcast I did with Agassi, digging deeper into some of SAP's technology, hosted services and his disparagement of Oracle's strategy.

November 10, 2005 by Dan Farber

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SAP's Shai Agassi: Unplugged

Following an interview with New York Times tech reporter John Markoff at a Churchill Club event, I sat down with Shai Agassi, SAP president of the Product and Technology Group and a member of the Executive Board for a podcast.

November 10, 2005 by Dan Farber

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