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

Was originally hyped business role downplayed in Gates' knighthood?

Today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was awarded honory knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Gates will be in rare company, joining the likes of Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, entertainer Bob Hope and musician Bob Geldof.

March 1, 2005 by David Berlind


Barrett's last word: Don't bore the kids

Craig Barrett gave his last Intel Developer Conference keynote, as he heads off into semi-retirement. In May, the 65-year-old Barrett becomes Chairman of the Board, succeeding Andy Grove, and 54-year-old Paul Otellini takes the CEO slot.

March 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


Yahoo does Google four better on XML search APIs

While I track trends in the Web services space, I have to admit that I'm normally not a follower at the API level as this or that company opens up its systems to public developer access. When I saw today's news that Yahoo's Jerry Yang was going to announce that Yahoo is embracing Web services by offering up APIs to its search engine, my first reaction was to yawn.

February 28, 2005 by David Berlind


Putting custom back in customer

A Customer interaction hub (CIH) is an integrated system that supports the customer touchpoints, such as pre-sales portals, customer service, and even warranty work, in a coordinated way.

February 28, 2005 by Phil Windley


Why Microsoft should reveal SQL Server code

John Carroll thinks that anyone with a valid license should have access to Microsoft's SQL Server source code. Rather than a polemic against proprietary software, John makes a practical argument and commends Microsoft's steps to release more source code...

February 28, 2005 by Dan Farber


Bloggers compare browser stats

Jason Kottke, a blogger who recently ditched his day job to post full-time, did a quick calculation to see what browsers people are using to visit his site.

February 28, 2005 by Chris Jablonski

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Could recent Microsoft clamp-downs, missteps accelerate Linux adoption?

Is it me, or has there been a recent wave of headlines from Redmond that add up to a Microsoft clamp-down of the sort that could easily drive people away from destkop Windows? The most recent of these, which not surprisingly has drawn a very vocal reaction from some ZDNet readers, is a news story about how the grace period that allowed Microsoft customers to disable the automatic installation of the security update-laden Windows Service Pack 2 is coming to a non-negotiable end.

February 28, 2005 by David Berlind


AOL instant messenger to become better corporate citizen

It's about time that America Online is recognizing the fact that many corporate users actually rely on its instant messenging solution (the same one used by every elementary, middle, and high-schooler), otherwise known as AIM. In what was the first of several such moves, AOL is beta testing a solution that it co-developed with Intellisync called AIM Sync.

February 28, 2005 by David Berlind