More and more rural counties and cities are taking the initiative to develop local and statewide broadband networks to keep up...
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
What a strange weekend it has been for the most prolific CxO-cum-blogger in the high tech industry -- Sun COO and...
In a recent story, a Southern California man was convicted of illegally using unprotected hotspots to distribute spam. This was the first time anyone has been convicted under the Can-Spam Act.
Rafat Ali, author and publisher of the digital media blog Paidcontent.org points to what he calls a "fascinating account of a guy in Canada, who's developed a neighborhood network, where everyone there is watching digital TV with full PVR capability, making unmetered VoIP telephone calls, and downloading data at prodigious rates thanks to shared bandwidth.
If open source software (OSS) is going to survive, JBoss founder Marc Fleury believes, revenues from companies like Red Hat must start trickling down to the developers. On the heels of Red Hat's inclusion of ObjectWeb's open-source application server, Fleury has a message for the Linux distributor: Grow up.
From the What Are They Smokin' Dep't., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying "More damage has been done in other periods of time (than today).
Declan McCullagh has the scoop on the board room machinations that led to Craig Conway's dismissal as PeopleSoft CEO. Steven Goldby, the Symex Technologies CEO who chairs PeopleSoft's governance committee, said that Conway was fired in part because was less than honest when he told Wall Street analysts last year that Oracle's hostile takeover wasn't disrupting PeopleSoft's business.
Though the contents of its letter to Sun haven't been made public, Sun COO Jonathan's Schwartz's take no-prisoners style...
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