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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Bookmark: Answers.com

GuruNet is one of my most valued "micro" applications. It provides answers to basic queries, using over 100 reference sources, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, Wikipedia, and sources for government, legal, science, medical, sports, religion, arts and culture info.

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet

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iWork + iLife = Apple

Rumors are now flying that Apple is prepping iWork, a Microsoft Office competitor that includes an updated version of Keynote, Apple's PowerPoint equivalent, and a new word processor (an old term from the early days of office automation--how about document maker). So...

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet

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Has Microsoft patented a patent problem?

"Here's a charming start to the day" says Groklaw's Pamela Jones, who provides some sharp-tongued insight into two patents that were awarded to Microsoft according to a report on internetnews.com.

January 4, 2005 by David Berlind

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Where have all the good databases gone

Former Microsoft and BEA and now Google software wizard Adam Bosworth has a controversial blog post on the problems with today's database products, and calls on the open source community to rise up and create the Apache of databases...My message is to the Open Source community that has, so ably, built LAMP (Linux, Apache and Tomcat and MySQL and PHP and PERL and Python).

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet

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Miss or Mister Manners in the digital age

Last year Microsoft Research has developed the SenseCam, a sort of "personal black box" that records up to 2,000 wide-angle VGA pictures of your day along with acceleration, temperature, and light levels. It can be worn as a badge, and uses information from its sensors--such as sudden movement or light-level changes--to decide when to take a picture.

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet

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Easy way to send relief to tsunami victims

We may be on holiday here at ZDNet, but I felt this one was worth coming out of hibernation for. Amazon has set up an on-line collections center if you want to donate money to the American Red Cross and ear mark it for tsunami disaster relief.

December 29, 2004 by David Berlind

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