Karen Friar

News editor, ZDNet UK

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She has been in journalism since the last century, starting out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, specialising in security. After 14 years in California and a marriage-related change of name (from Karen Said), she returned to her homeland to work at ZDNet UK and so that her husband could deepen his knowledge of the offside rule.Follow me on Twitter at @Karen_Friar

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Did you know? How to get indexed by Technorati

Did you know? How to get indexed by Technorati

This will be old news, of course, to the ZDNet faithfuls--Matt Loney pointed a while ago to Mike Barrett's advice on making your Community blog visible to Technorati. For those who don't know, Technorati is a search engine that combs the blogosphere for answers to queries--but it will only do this with blogs it is tracking.

April 10, 2007 by in Tech Industry

The KISS-off for virtualisation

The KISS-off for virtualisation

Roberto Maietta has posted an interesting Talkback outlining what he sees as the pitfalls of virtualisation ."I look at this in terms of security updates, in fact any kind of updates, and it makes me shudder," he writes.

April 11, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Life at Huawei's Shenzhen HQ: In pictures

Life at Huawei's Shenzhen HQ: In pictures

The Chinese tech giant drafts engineers straight from universities around the country to drive its huge R&D effort. What do they find when they get to Shenzhen - and more to the point, what are the canteens like?

October 5, 2012 by in China

Java SE to get 17 security fixes

Java SE to get 17 security fixes

Oracle plans to send out fixes on Tuesday for several Java Standard Edition security flaws, including some it rates as 'critical'.The Java SE Critical Patch Update for June will deliver 17 fixes for vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote attacker without the need for a username and password, the software maker said in an announcement on Friday.

June 6, 2011 by in Tech Industry

Office 365 to launch in June

Office 365 to launch in June

Microsoft looks set to officially release Office 365, its rebranded set of cloud-based business tools, on June 28.The launch was revealed in a post to Twitter on Friday by Jon Roskill, a vice president in Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group.

June 6, 2011 by in Tech Industry