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

The fine line between advertising and recommendations

Facebook Beacon has the 'Net riled up over what many see as an invasion of their privacy. A Wall Street Journal article gives a good description of how the opt-out process works: Users can't opt out of the program, called "Facebook Beacon," altogether.

November 22, 2007 by Phil Windley


Wikinomics and mass collaboration

I'm reading Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (which is co-authored by Don Tapscott, the man who coined the term "paradigm shift," an act for which I have actually heard him apologize) before I go to sleep each night, which means I don't remember very much of it. (I bet you do the same thing.

November 21, 2007 by Ed Gottsman

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Where in the world is Ray Ozzie?

Ray Ozzie is Microsoft's chief software architect--that's Bill Gates' old job. He is charged with building a bidirectional bridge between Microsoft's lucrative rich-client past and its cloud-computing future.

November 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


On finding the fertile crescent

Texas Instruments (TI) is working on a miniature color projector suitable for installation in cell phones. In fact, they recently demonstrated something along exactly those lines. When it will hit the market is anyone's guess.

November 20, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Google's big TV plan: Android on set-top boxes?

Following Credit Suisse's $900 price target for Google one nagging question remains: Where--and how--is Google going to generate large TV advertising revenue?If you recall Credit Suisse analyst Heath Terry slapped a big price target on Google and made some assumptions for 2010.

November 20, 2007 by


Vendor Value: Rating the top tech companies

CIO Insight published its annual Vendor Value survey, with Red Hat coming out on top. A total of 472 respondents from companies ranging from $5 million to over $1 billion in revenues completed the survey in September 2007.

November 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


On getting a Second Life

Real businesses have colonized Second Life. Toyota, for example, has a showroom from which you can test drive a simulated Toyota Scion. Dell has a large building that serves as a pass-through to its website. And T-Mobile has a brand promotion area dedicated to music and dancing. But many of the "real world" businesses that opened in Second Life are struggling.

November 20, 2007 by Ed Gottsman