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.

Zack Whittaker

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

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Nokia: Dissecting the moving parts

Nokia plans to increase its mobile device market share in 2008 with profit margins at about 20 percent. The company projects mobile device volumes to grow 10 percent for the industry with growth of topping 15 percent in emerging markets.

December 3, 2007 by


Klausner Technologies: The new NTP?

Klausner Technologies, a company founded by Judah Klausner who invented the PDA, is suing Apple, AT&T over iPhone's visual voicemail patents. For good measure Klausner is suing Comcast, Cablevision and eBay's Skype.

December 3, 2007 by

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Technology's natural state: Duopoly (or close to it)

The merger of Activision and Vivendi to create a video game juggernaut on par with Electronic Arts was the big news over the weekend, but from a high level it's more of the same: Another tech sector and another duopoly in training.The Activision-Vivendi deal, announced Sunday, is being analyzed for its impact on the gaming market (Guitar Hero meets World of Warcraft) and the financial mumbo jumbo (it's complicated).

December 2, 2007 by


Our thoughts are with Marc Orchant

Marc Orchant, who until recently blogged on ZDNet's network, had a heart attack on Sunday, according to his co-author at Blognation USA.Oliver Starr writes:At some time between 7:30 and 8:10 AM on Sunday Morning December 2nd, 2007, Marc Orchant, my fellow author on this blog, as well as one of my closest friends sustained a massive heart attack while working in his home office.

December 2, 2007 by