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

Is God on technology's side? Or is it the other way around?

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk finds that the Web accommodates all kinds of bloggers, including a nun who says she is "wildly enthusiastic about our mission of putting communications technology at the service of the Gospel." One of the more rewarding things about the Web is that it allows you to snoop a little into other people’s lives without knocking on their door and asking to borrow some sugar.

November 16, 2007 by Chris Matyszczyk

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Google launches universal email migration API

A few weeks ago Google announced IMAP support, allowing adminstrators to move external email system to Google Apps, and today extended the invitation to any email system with the Google Apps Email Migration API, which is based on Gdata. Third parties are using the API to build migration tools, such as LimitNone's gMOVE for moving Outlook email, contacts and calendars to Google Apps, according to a post on Google's Enterprise blog.

November 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Capgemini deploys Google itself

Capgemini is touting its first Google Apps Premier Edition (Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Start Page) deployment since the $10 billion consulting and outsourcing firm brought Google's productivity suite into its practice.Guess what.

November 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Social networking needs identity delegation strategies

Ever since Facebook opened its platform to outside developers, thousands of applications have been built on top of Facebook. Some have tens of thousands of users and have become part of the everyday experience for many Facebook customers.

November 16, 2007 by Phil Windley


BEA faces rough crowd

BEA Systems reported better than expected third quarter results, but all the company got was skepticism about the way it came up with its earnings tally, hackles about its software license growth and questions on why the company thinks it is worth $21 a share.Simply put, BEA CEO Alfred Chuang is like the stand-up comic who is bombing in front of a hostile audience.

November 15, 2007 by


London's most wanted

A recent report suggests that the £200 million that London has spent to deploy more than 10,000 (not a typo) surveillance cameras has been largely wasted, at least from a crime-fighting perspective. Boroughs with many cameras typically don't solve more crimes than boroughs with few.

November 15, 2007 by Ed Gottsman