Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Path 101: Starting up in plain sight

In my morning feed reading I came across a post from a startup company Path 101 about how it would like to work with Linkedin on its APIs. Linkedin has been promising to deliver APIs that would allow developers to tap into its business network.

October 28, 2007 by Dan Farber


The Magic Quadrant: Team collaboration and social software

Gartner just released its Magic Quadrant for team collaboration and social software. What's interesting is that there aren't any leaders and only two visionaries, Socialtext and SuiteTwo, products from Socialtext, NewsGator, SimpleFeed and MovableType, bundled by SpikeSource and distributed through Intel.

October 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook: Committed to the sanctity of the social graph

Just 24 hours after Facebook received $240 million from Microsoft for 1.6 percent of the company, Ami Vora, senior platform manager at Facebook, said that investment news (which probably wasn't any surprise to Facebook employees) wasn't a big deal for anyone she talked to.

October 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


A big untapped social network opportunity

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk investigates the soft underbelly of Web culture.As Hillary Clinton and Michael Moore will tell you, there is no greater potential money-spinner in the US today than health.

October 26, 2007 by Chris Matyszczyk


Google's new mantra: Making the Web a better platform for all

"In the next year we will make a series of announcements and spend hundreds of millions on innovations and giving them away as open source," said Vic Gundotra, the new head of Google's developer programs.Google believes that innovation on the Web has been lacking.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


Sun/NetApp patent dispute heats up

While Oracle and BEA are duking it out over acquisition price, Sun and NetApp are suing and countersuing each other over patents related to the Unix file system, ZFS. First, Network Appliance sued Sun, claiming that ZFS infringes on seven of its patents, and asked that ZFS be pulled from the free software community and for Sun to curtail its use of the software.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber