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

The view from Cisco's helm

In an interview with News.com, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers describes Cisco's ideal takeover target as a company with "about 100 people, primarily in an engineering product area, with good engineers that are just about to bring a new product out (or has just come out.

April 18, 2005 by

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Why Comcast is chasing DNS outages

If you're not a Comcast customer, you're probably blissfully unaware of the problems that Comcast customers have been experiencing the last few weeks.  If you are a Comcast customer, then like me, you've likely experienced serious downtime and you're probably wondering what's going on.

April 15, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Measuring RSS and your Internet/Intranet effectiveness

Based on a recent e-mail I received, word is starting to get out that ZDNet is running an auction on eBay that awards the winning bidder some audio advertising space in the IT Matters series of podcasts that I host.  Normally, it goes against every rule in the editorial book here at ZDNet for someone like me to be discussing one of the company's advertising initiatives, but in this case, I'm crossing the line because I think its for a very worthy cause.

April 15, 2005 by David Berlind

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Gillmor points to new OSs that aren't Longhorn

Steve Gillmor's latest blog posting following on my posting about salesforce.com further lays out how a new species of software infrastructure is evolving that is a real alternative to the Microsoft platform.

April 15, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Greenplum takes the open source road to datawarehousing

Yesterday I talked with executives from a company making the transition from selling a proprietary enterprise application to embracing the open source way. The newly minted Greenplum is actually a new iteration of Metapa, a company with an application for data distribution and query execution across a large cluster of commodity Linux machines to boost database performance on large tables.

April 14, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Longhorn's new graphics system under scrutiny

Avalon, the new graphics sub-system that Microsoft plans to include in its upcoming Longhorn operating system, lets developers mix 3-D features into designs by simply including them in the markup along with the rest of the user interface. To some, like Microsoft tech evangelist Karsten Januszewski, Avalon holds a lot of promise, but there are also skeptics.

April 14, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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What makes salesforce.com tick

Yesterday I attended a Salesforce.com event at the tony Four Seaons in San Francisco in which CEO Marc Benioff previewed (again) the forthcoming (June 8) edition of his company's product and showcased sforce 6.

April 13, 2005 by Dan Farber

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