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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Another theory about Apple/Intel

Cringely offers an alternate theory for Apple getting in bed with Intel:Microsoft comes into this because Intel hates Microsoft. It hasn't always been that way, but in recent years Microsoft has abused its relationship with Intel and used AMD as a cudgel against Intel.

June 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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BEA floats along with all SOA boats

BEA just spent millions of dollars to develop and market a concept and a brand that will remake the company’s image. The concept, Think Liquid, and the brand, AquaLogic, “unifies what we do for a living…to bring customers simplicity and fluidity in enterprise computing,” said company co-founder and CEO Alfred Chuang during the rollout event in New York today.

June 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Passing judgement on Microsoft's media juggernaut

In response to my last post on Microsoft's rapidly growing global footprint in the digital media universe, one ZDNet reader complained that, while I was reporting on that colonization, I wasn't taking a stand or expressing a viewpoint.  Another ZDNet reader, Godot,  took such sides, accusing Microsoft of unfairly wielding its operating system monopoly in an effort to dominate yet another market.

June 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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BEA reinvents itself as the 'Switzerland' of SOA

For many years, the phrase "Java application server" was synonymous with BEA’s Weblogic Java 2 Enteprise Edition-based offering.  The company established a significant first-mover advantage in the J2EE space and BEA was one of the darlings of Wall Street.

June 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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SPARC: The black-eye of open standards

Right now, I'm cursing both ZDNet's search facility and Google because neither are turning up a story that I wrote several eons ago about SPARC, Intel x86 and the definition of a real standard [Update 6/10/2005: ZDNet reader Brian Green found it].  I have Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos to thank for sending me on the wild goose chase.

June 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Who broke the Apple news? Better yet, who predicted it.

Dan Gillmor has rightly picked apart a scoop conspiracy on the Apple-Intel story.  He notes how, in the process of undeservedly patting itself on the back, the Wall Street Journal quoted Steve Jobs as saying "Most of you are hearing about this for the first time, unless you read The Wall Street Journal.

June 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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A large screen is in your future

Despite the fact that smaller, handheld screens are outnumbering desktops, Microsoft Research has a thing for big screens. I visited the Redmond research offices and almost every office had two or three screens lined up side by side.

June 7, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Apple: Just one straw remains on the camel's back

Steve Jobs' reputation as an idealist and a control freak precedes him everywhere he goes.   Before yesterday, if you asked the age-old question of why other companies like Dell (ones that are better at minimizing hardware manufacturing costs) don't make computers that run Apple's operating systems, they  would have no choice but to make a pit stop at the PowerPC question.

June 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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