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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Latest Posts

Someone in Congress finally flags the evil broadcast flag

Corey Doctorow: Until now, lawmakers have been reluctant to speak out against [the Broadcast and Audio Flags]. A combination of expert lobbying and technological ignorance has made Congress suicidally willing to consider proposals to break America's televisions....

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Are Salesforce's outages sullying the reputation of the SaaS model?

Now that Salesforce has experienced two public outtages in as many months (see yesterday's coverage and then the coverage from last month), the very fair question of whether or not the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that drives that and other solutions is ready for the mission critical needs of enterprises is worth asking.  After all, if Salesforce.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Ask and you may receive (a mashup)

Wow.  Yesterday, Berkman Center fellow David Isenberg publicized his request for a mashup that allows the public to create its own coverage map for the cellular services.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Must (not) see HDTV

By way of ZDNet reader Derek Flickinger comes the low down on why just about every monitor on the market is about to become obsolete (for HD movie playback).  Including many of those big screens hanging on your walls (oops).

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


IE7 beta 2 goes public

Internet Explorer for XP SP2 beta 2 is now out in the wild for the universe to bang on. The official launch will be sometime later this year along with Windows Vista.

January 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


Torvalds at odds with Cox over Linux and GPL3

Ingrid Marson of ZDNet News UK reports on Linux developer Alan Cox's take on GPL 3:Cox told ZDNet UK that he thinks that many of the changes in GPL 3 are sound: "The majority of it looks very sensible, such as letting copyright information be displayed in an About box rather than relying on command line instructions (as is the case in GPL 2). Some of the more contentious stuff has sensibly been made optional.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Google: New channel for Microsoft's DRM?

Reuters on ZDNN: Internet giant Google is in talks with digital music service Napster over an "extensive alliance" that could include an "outright acquisition," according to a Tuesday report in the New York Post, citing anonymous sources....Google has been in discussions with Napster to offer a digital music service, rather than start one on its own, the Post reported.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind