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

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Latest Posts

Internet Identity Workshop

Kaliya Hamlin, Doc Searls, and I will be hosting the second Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in Mountain View, CA on May 1-3, 2006. IIW deals with what people are calling user-centric identity and Identity 2.

March 20, 2006 by Phil Windley


Sun Grid rising at

In his latest blog post, Jonathan Schwartz laments that the slow transformation toward multitenant grids behind corporate firewalls at the same time as he promotes Sun's forthcoming Grid service (starting with 5,000 CPU sockets, a mix of Ultrasparc and Opteron), which will live under the URL (which came with the StorageTek acquisition.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Woophy's view of Earth

Woophy is a site that organizes photographs by the location at which they were taken. Users can click on a town or city and view the associated pictures.

March 20, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Ray Ozzie meets the Gillmor Gang

Worth listening to: During a conversation with the Gillmor Gang a earlier this month, Ray Ozzie drilled deeper into Live Clipboard and Microsoft's plans for connecting Microsoft's 'legacy' applications and the Internet. It's a good conversation, especially in the context of Microsoft's Mix '06 conference this week.

March 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


NetSuite goes vertical

NetSuite is going vertical, with a software industry-specific edition. I caught up with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson at PC Forum who described the software vertical as a "single system from lead to renewal.

March 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Attention on the brain

Attention was the subject of the SDForum Search SIG tonight at AOL's Mountain View office. In fact, it's been the subject of attention and lively debate for the last few weeks, especially at the recent ETech to PC Forum conferences.

March 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Quote of the Day: Mark Cuban

If there can be a Photo of the Day in this blog, then why not a Quote of the Day?  On page 90 of this week's issue of Time Magazine is a quote of Mark Cuban saying:In the past, you had to memorize knowledge because there was a cost to finding it.

March 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Photo of the Day: Phil Wainewright visits SF

Photo of the day: ZDNet software-as-a-service and Loosely Coupled blogger Phil Wainewright visited me today in our San Francisco office. I told the Londoner that I was starting a new daily photo posting, and he's the first one....

March 16, 2006 by Dan Farber


SOA Initiation Patterns

I listened to Bret Dixon of BEA today at the SOA Executive Forum and came away with a bit of analysis that I found helpful. Bret characterized SOA initiation patterns in a 2x2 matrix where the X-axis measured SOA complexity and the y-axis measured business involvement.

March 16, 2006 by Phil Windley

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