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.

Latest Posts

Google OpenSocial APIs not ready for the dance

On November 1, Google laid out the plan for OpenSocial APIs, which will allow applications to tap into the "graphs" of different social networks (Orkut, Ning, MySpace, etc.) without modification, reaching about 200 million users.

December 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


Kim Polese's journey from Sun to SpikeSource

For our Super Techies series I interviewed Kim Polese, the CEO of SpikeSource, about her career in Silicon Valley. Kim discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, which integrates, distributes and supports open source solutions.

December 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


Cisco: Pondering 2008

Cisco will be on the prowl for software developers, extend into virtualization and become more consumer friendly as it evolves into being more of a software provider. Those nuggets come from Forrester analyst Robert Whiteley in a blog post.

December 6, 2007 by


Dell, Best Buy forge retail deal

Dell's latest march through the retail channel continued Thursday via a pact with Best Buy. Under the deal--the latest in a long line of Dell partnerships--Dell will sell XPS and Inspiron notebook and desktops through more than 900 Best Buy locations.

December 5, 2007 by