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.

Zack Whittaker

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

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My morning at Intel

This morning I'm at a CNET/ZDNet journalist day at Intel. All the Intel executives are showing up, accompied by their PR people, for 30-minute discussions with us about the company's plans.

March 23, 2006 by Dan Farber


Clouds over Redmond's Ina Fried writes about the potential fallout from the Vista delay:With all the setbacks, it will be more than five years between Windows XP and Windows Vista.

March 22, 2006 by Dan Farber

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What Esther really said about Goodmail

I posted on Monday about the DearAOL coalition's take on Esther Dyson's New York Times op-ed column on Goodmail's CertifiedEmail approach to fighting spam, and Esther's follow up response. In an email, Esther further explained her viewpoint and where DearAOL miscued:I never got the courtesy of a reply from the PR firm that sent out the press release with the headline: "In New York Times, AOL email tax supporter says it's 'only right' that in future "most e-mail will cost money.

March 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


Ingres prepares for assault on Oracle's turf

Ingres Chairman and CEO Terry Garnett looks at the estimated $18 billion spent on databases annually and sees a market ripe for disruption. In fact, he thinks Ingres can carve out 5- to 10-percent of that market, including a good chunk for Oracle's multibillion dollar enterprise database business.

March 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sun Grid: $84,000 per day

Sun formally launched its Sun Grid service (which I blogged about here), with 5,000 sockets, a year after first announcing it. If 70 percent of the current computing pool were used on a daily basis, Sun would rake in about $84,000 per day.

March 22, 2006 by Dan Farber


Winer on wikis: Just add OPML

According Dave Winer, wikis could use a bit of OPML (Outline Processing Markup Language).  Now that I've had my hand at running a public facing wiki for three months (see the Web site for Mashup Camp) to which many other people have contributed, I'm in agreement with Dave that integrating OPML with wikis makes sense.

March 21, 2006 by David Berlind


More IT pratfalls at the FBI

Enough said: Anne Broache reports that the FBI squandered $10.1 million on questionable contractor costs, including $50,000 in custom-made ink pens and highlighters.

March 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


Project Inkwell and the Future in Review

In a podcast recorded this afternoon, Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service (SNS) and the Future in Review conference talks with me about the Inkwell Project, the forthcoming FIRe conference, Google and China and the debate about Net Neutrality.

March 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


Consumers won't get Vista until 2007

From's Ina Fried: Microsoft said Tuesday that Windows Vista won't show up on new PCs until January 2007, though Microsoft will make it available to business customers in November.

March 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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