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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MIT Emerging Tech Factoid #1

According to Bob Tepper, President of R&D at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, based on what researchers have gathered from sequencing the human genome, all humans are 99.9 percent identical to each other, but we're 50 percent identical to a banana.

September 29, 2004 by David Berlind


Will hardware ruin A/V firms' chances for MS takeover?

Now that Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is out and its shortcomings, taken in combination with the promise of the company's Trustworthy Computing Initiative, have revealed some gaps that need filling, there's still a sufficient amount of speculation that Microsoft may have an interest in acquiring one of the more accomplished security software outfits.

September 28, 2004 by David Berlind


The Dell of open-source software?

Former Microsoft senior vice president Brad Silverberg and some ex-BEA executives are teaming up to launch an open-source company that aims to become...

September 28, 2004 by ZDNet


Open source 10 commandments a step in the right direction

As software vendors take punches at one another over open source and intellectual property (IP) right disputes, the industry took a step forward to keep open source from turning IP law on its head. One fundamental problem has been the lack of a widely accepted definition of open source and open standards, but fortunately it looks like somebody finally came up with one.

September 27, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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