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

What's wrong with this cell phone picture?

Although many will find Steven Zenith's writeup of his gadget-loving girlfiend's (over on Bayosphere) latest acquisition (a Sony-Ericsson smartphone) to be entertaining, I found it to be incredibly frustrating.  Wrote Zenith of his significant other's jubilant honeymoon with her new toy: ...

February 13, 2006 by David Berlind

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Scalix scales up email

Scalix is ratcheting up its quest to move deeper into Microsoft Exchange territory as well as into the growing market for super slick Web and wireless clients. I spoke with Scalix founder and chief strategy officer Julie Hanna Farris (at right, photo taken at Demo 2006) about the latest release of Scalix’s Linux-based email platform.

February 12, 2006 by Dan Farber

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BEA's Breya down on JBoss

Marge Breya, BEA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, called me after reading my post about Oracle's reported acquisition hunger for open source companies, including JBoss. She's not a fan of JBoss, a BEA competitor, especially after doing due some due diligence on the open source company.

February 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 security roundup, part 2

Demo 2006: Persystent Technology demoed the latest version of it enterprise software, which ensures PC availability by eliminating configuration problems. It maintains a hidden partition—a compressed bit image--with the clean OS, registry and application settings--and at boot time corrects any errors that have been introduced.

February 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Larry Ellison's open source Fusion

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that three core open source companies--JBoss (middleware), Zend (PHP) and Sleepcat (database) --are in Oracle's crosshairs. The omnivorous Oracle recently made waves by acquiring InnoDB, an open source storage engine for database competitor MySQL.

February 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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David's whiteboard 'mashup'

Video: David Berlind, the Mashup Camp captain, sketches out his definition of "mashup" on the whiteboard. His predicition--by 2007 there'll be 10 new mashups per day.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 highlights, Mashup Camp, patent abuse and more

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, I give David, still suffering from a bad back but nonetheless full of pain killers, wit and insights, my rundown on what was hot at Demo 2006. Among my favorites, Klugle, Riya, Panoratio, Vivid Sky, several photo sharing apps, Iotum, Nexidia, to name a few.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Can't buy me Lisp (not to mention love)

With the recent talk about Lisp, I got to thinking maybe I ought to look into how Lisp might work for some of the projects I'm involved in at BYU.  I use Scheme a lot, but I thought Lisp might have more library support for some things I care about.

February 9, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Yahoo home page shuffle

In the ongoing quest to optimize, tweak and refresh pages, Yahoo is testing a new home page look (image captured on Yahoo's Flickr site). Having worked on many home page redesigns, the big questions boil down to little items and block moves.

February 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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