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

A vision of students today

Michael Wesch, assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology as Kansas State University, recently posted a video on YouTube about students at his school, focusing on how they learn, their hopes and dreams and how their lives will change in their lifetimes. Wesch is also the author of the "Web 2.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Amazon's EC2 opens up and scales out

Amazon Web Services, the utility computing company, formally opened its Elastic Compute Cloud beta to all developers and added new instance types, including an "Extra Large with 15 GB of memory, 8 EC2 Compute Units and 1690 GB of instance storage.Instances$0.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


The UK loses its way in technology

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk finds out that using GPS to navigate the roads across the pond could lead to confusion or even disaster.There are those who are in love with them.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's 'click to communicate' for the Windows world

At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a stage where I last saw Bob Dylan perform, Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes ushered in the era of unified communications. The event started with a guitarist, using a guitar with Microsoft Unified Communications plastered on it, played a few notes to some rock music.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft launching unified communication platform

This morning Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes will take the stage in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to announce the global availability of Microsoft's unified communications platform, including Office Communication Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007 and a new version of Microsoft Live Meeting.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


AT&T tweaks customer calling plan policies

In a move to be more "customer friendly," AT&T said Tuesday that it is altering its fee structure for customers that change wireless calling plans.According to a statement from AT&T, customers who change to any of the company's plans during a current contract won't have to extend their contract or enter a new one.

October 15, 2007 by