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

Future proofing digital assets

The passing of fellow ZDNet blogger Marc Orchant caused Dave Winer to pose the question: what happens to your Web presence (and by extension all your digital assets) when you are no longer here?Like Dave, I have a number of servers that will stop running without some care and attention and hosting services that will stop if I no longer pay the bills.

December 12, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Facebook responds to OpenSocial--opens its platform architecture

Facebook has a response to Google's OpenSocial APIs, which will let developers build applications that tap into multiple social networks without modification, a kind of write-once, run-anywhere scenario when the APIs are supported. Today, Facebook announced that it will license the Facebook Platform methods and tags to other platforms.

December 12, 2007 by Dan Farber


United Online shelves Classmates IPO

United Online said Wednesday that it is withdrawing its plans to take Classmates Media public. United Online said that launching a Classmates IPO "under current market conditions would not be in the best interests of its stockholders.

December 11, 2007 by


What CIOs really want

My Between the Lines partner Larry Dignan attended Hewlett-Packard’s analyst meeting in New York today where CEO Mark Hurd stated the obvious--all CIOs want to cut costs and simplify.It's an oversimplification, but Hurd excels at reducing problems to their bare essentials, with all the metrics needed to make decisions less about guesswork or intuition.

December 11, 2007 by Dan Farber