Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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

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Inside Google Enterprise

In the first part of my interview with Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise, we discussed the general parameters of a Google Office suite. In this part of the interview, Girouard talks about Google search and strategic directions for products directed at business customers.

May 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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MS: "OpenDoc too slow!" IBM: "MS Open XML too heavy!"

Have mud. Will sling.According to ZDNet UK's Ingrid Marson, Microsoft is saying that the OpenDocument format is too slow: "The use of OpenDocument documents is slower to the point of not really being satisfactory," Alan Yates, the general manager of Microsoft's information worker strategy, told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.

May 25, 2006 by David Berlind

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Improving internal search and detecting cloaking

One of the problems with using search inside the enterprise is that corporate users rarely link to internal data on Web pages like users on the greater Internet do. This means that using incoming links as a way of ranking search results for relevance (page rank) doesn't work nearly as well for internal search.

May 25, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Google's emerging Web Office

Yesterday, I interviewed Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise.  We discussed concepts of the elusive Google Web Office, licensing Google's infrastructure software, search and Google's overall enterprise product strategy.

May 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The great Wikipedia debate

Nick Carr and Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales, along with a few other contributors, debate Nick's assertion that Wikipedia as the embodiment of the democratization of publishing is dead. Wales calls Nick's death pronouncement a "staggeringly bizarre argument.

May 24, 2006 by Dan Farber

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FSF-backed DRM protesters don hazmat suits at WinHEC

According to DVD-Recordable.org:As Microsoft developers gathered in Seattle to hear Bill Gates's keynote speech on the future of Microsoft and the coming release of its updated operating system Vista, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits swarmed the entrance of the city's convention center, delivering an unsettling message to the corporation: your product is defective and hazardous to users....

May 24, 2006 by David Berlind

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