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.

Zack Whittaker

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

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Competing in a flat world

“We’re creating a country where people outsource their intellect to other countries, expecting the Indians, for example, to do all hard work while they sit at home and watch TV on broadband.” That’s  what Esther Dyson, CNET's Release 1.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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John Doerr: Web still in pre-adolescence

At the TechNet Innovation Summit in San Jose I talked to John Doerr, the legendary venture capitalist (Netscape, Amazon, Google, etc.) from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, about what Web 2.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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What's next for the Web

At the TechNet Innovation Summit held at eBay’s conference center in San Jose, Charlie Rose is holding all day taping of several programs. Technology and Web 2.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google Base creates a structured Web

Google Base, the service that has been on an off the 'Net in alpha mode for the last few weeks has gone beta and is live.  Google Base has been described variously as an online database, competition for Craigs List, or Google's first crack at eBay.

November 15, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Marten Mickos: Approach and appearance in relation to open source

Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database company MySQL AB, was motivated by the recent controversy over SAP executive Shai Agassi's remarks about open source to write the following perspective piece. In his view, some companies really support the notion of open source software, which he says will "define the next generation architecture for the modern enterprise," and others say nice things about it, but really don't support it.

November 15, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Manpower CIO Rick Davidson: Balancing global and local

As part of our ongoing CIO Sessions series to find out what's on the minds of CIOs, I interviewed Rick Davidson, senior vice president and CIO at Manpower, the $16 billion global staffing service. The podcast interview can be delivered directly to your desktop or MP3 player if you're subscribed to our podcasts (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in), or you can just download the MP3.

November 15, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Wait on Vista? That depends...

There is the old rule of thumb that says "never buy a car the first year it is introduced" and similarly, "don't buy an OS until after the first service pack ships," but waiting until 2008 to upgrade to an OS that ships in 2006 is ridiculous. (And the idea of waiting for the first service pack to ship is probably pretty dumb too.

November 15, 2005 by Marc Wagner

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