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

Latest Posts

Did Hell freeze over (Sun embrace Eclipse)?

Via Bob Sutor's blog comes a link to a post by Eclipse Foundation executive director Mike Milinkovich entitled Hell froze over.  Writes Milinkovich: Our first ever committer from Sun committed code to CVS.

May 22, 2006 by David Berlind


Moto's Q arrives but will it survive (the test)

Per the promise of Motorola CEO Ed Zander last week at both JavaOne and Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Moto announced today that its Q smartphone is finally shipping and, not surprisingly, Verizon Wireless is the launch carrier.  Sprint will very likely be next as the Q is CDMA-EVDO ready (Sprint and VZW are both on CDMA/EVDO).

May 22, 2006 by David Berlind


SAP Sapphire clean up

ARM Research analyst and SAP watcher Bruce Richardson offers his top ten list of takeaways from SAP's Sapphire conference last week. His conclusion:We are seeing is the maturation of SAP’s strategy around business process platforms and enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA).

May 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


Jitterbit hoping to transform integration

Jitterbit wants to dance on the head of Tibco, webMethods, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise integration product providers. The company introduced general availability of an open source integration solution suite today that doesn't require extensive programming.

May 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


The henhouse welcomes the fox?

I was just perusing through Simon Phipps (Sun's Chief Open Source Officer) blog, by way of Bob Sutor's (IBM open source/standards grand pooh-bah) blog which alerted me to Danese Cooper's (Intel, formerly of Sun) blog which empties Sun's dirty laundry basket on the open sourcing of Java (Bridges? What bridges?

May 19, 2006 by David Berlind


Sun turns Javascript into Java. Google turns Java into Javascript.

Yesterday, in my treatise about why Sun's emphasis on R&D and developer communities is too easily dismissed, I slipped in a bit of news about a skunkworks project at Sun called Phobos that the company unveiled this week at JavaOne.  In the bigger scheme of things, Phobos is about how developers that work in languages other than Java will be able to program a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with those non-Java languages.

May 19, 2006 by David Berlind


Browser bug or did Yahoo! just acquire Technorati?

Either I just encountered a very strange browser bug, or Yahoo has just acquired Technorati. Just moments ago, while viewing the Technorati search results for Between the Lines,  I clicked through to this link about Dan Farber's interview with Dave Winer.

May 19, 2006 by David Berlind