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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Where 2.0 gives direction to new world of mapping

O'Reilly’s first Where 2.0 conference kicked off this morning in San Francisco with a preview of the latest in location-aware and mapping technologies along with the players who are using them to usher in a new class of Web applications and services.

June 29, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Shining the light on WeatherBug

While I was at Gnomedex in Seattle, I met with blogger and PR maven Steve Rubel (CooperKatz & Company) and his client, Chris Sloop, a founder and the CTO of WeatherBug. Steve believes that the Web is transforming the practice of his profession.

June 29, 2005 by Dan Farber


The future of Java, part 1

"I would love to tinker with the Java language, but that’s not where I feel the pain now," said Java creator James Gosling during an early morning JavaOne session. He, along with Tim Bray, John Fowler and Simon Phipps, discussed the future of Java and applications development this morning at JavaOne.

June 29, 2005 by Dan Farber


Why Microsoft's spam ploy is no solution

Microsoft's ploy to drum up business for its spam-filtering technology will probably be successful! That said, from my experience, the number of people depending upon e-mail forwarding must be considerable -- from an e-mail volume standpoint, perhaps staggering!

June 29, 2005 by Marc Wagner


The root of Sun's strategy

I was talking with John Loiacono, executive vice president of software at Sun, about the roadmap for open sourcing Sun's software and how Sun profits from the strategy. At the root of the strategy is Sun's belief that whoever has the developers, gets the applications, which begets customers, which drive revenues.

June 28, 2005 by Dan Farber


Can AMD break the Intel code of silence?

By the time you read this, you will have most certainly heard that AMD is suing Intel.  According to the complaint that AMD filed with the US District Court in Delaware, AMD is accusing Intel of engaging in behavior that violates US antitrust law and is seeking both injunctive relief and an as-of-yet undetermined amount of loss-related and punitive damages.

June 28, 2005 by David Berlind


Opinions cross the spectrum over Microsoft's RSS support

Updated 9:40 AM 6/30/05.Updated with video clip 10:50 AM 6/29/05: In the days after Microsoft announced upcoming support for RSS at Gnomedex, bloggers/journalists/analysts spared no angle in dissecting and opining on what the new Microsoft format means to the world.

June 28, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Reducing the cost of health care

At the May meeting of the National Association of State CIOs, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt had some bad news about Medicaid:"Medicaid expenditures will exceed public education expenditures for the first time this year. If health care begins to push out all other priorities, it throws off the economic equation.

June 28, 2005 by Phil Windley