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

Why the titans of tech should start playing ball

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk yearns for the application of tech entrepreneurship to moribund sports franchises, following in the fancy footsteps of Mark Cuban. After all, sports is a social network of extraordinary proportions...

October 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


CIO Sessions: BT's JP Rangaswami

In my latest CIO Session I chat with JP Rangaswami, managing director of BT Design about organizational transformation and convergence at one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies. BT employs more than 150,000 people and has a presence in about 190 countries.

October 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


Content M&A: Credit crunch crimps landscape

Media company deals will get done but there are potholes ahead.On a panel about dealmaking in the content space at the Future of Business Media conference, the consensus seemed to be that deals will get done, but the big fish will struggle with financing--especially if an acquisition depends on private equity or credit.

October 30, 2007 by


The Industry Standard: It's coming back

Bob Carrigan, president of IDG Communications, said Tuesday that his company will be bringing back The Industry Standard "in a blog format."Carrigan, speaking at the Future of Business Media Conference in New York City, made sure to note that the return of The Industry Standard shouldn't be viewed as another bubble milepost (see Techmeme roundup on bubble banter).

October 30, 2007 by


This stripper is paid in Captchas

Spammers have a new way around captchas: A virtual stripper who is paid when you fork over scrambled text messages, known as Captchas.The BBC is reporting that a Windows game shows a woman in "a state of undress" when a person correctly types in a Captcha--those squiggly letters you need to type in to conduct your daily Web business.

October 29, 2007 by