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.

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Google extends search to the desktop

Beating rivals to the punch, Google released its new desktop search tool that allows people to scan through personal files and Web history stored locally on a PC in the same way they use Google to search the web.

October 14, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Yet another nod to AMD by Intel?

In a move that de-emphasizes the importance of clock-speed in system performance, Intel has announced that it's withdrawing its plans to release a 4 Ghz Pentium 4 next year.

October 14, 2004 by David Berlind

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PeopleSoft's moves to thwart Oracle

Declan McCullagh reports on on testimony in the Oracle/PeopleSoft spat by Kevin Parker, PeopleSoft's co-president and chief financial officer, who acknowledged that PeopleSoft went to customers with hat in hand to accelerate deals to avoid what otherwise could have been an embarrassing second quarter for the company in 2003.

October 13, 2004 by ZDNet

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PalmOne-Microsoft deal holds more promise than short-term benefit, says analyst

PalmOne's move to license Microsoft ActiveSync technology for synchronizing its Treo smart-phone device with Exchange is an important step and may signal that the staunch rivalry between the two companies is coming to and end. But users should take note of some important shortfalls, as Meta Group's Jack Gold points out (reg.

October 13, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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France gives the green light to cell jamming

Mobile phone users who forget or refuse to switch off their phones will no longer be able to irritate audiences in theaters and movie cinemas across France because the right to block phone signals within such buildings is now effect. The block is strictly limited to the perimeter of the performance area and excludes jamming outgoing calls to emergency services, according to a news report.

October 13, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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