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

Gillmor's Internet plate tectonics

Steve Gillmor riffs on my post about Yahoo's lack of a social networking hub, where I state: "Yahoo is about making connections, but right now its more of loose federation of Web applications and services–many spokes without a strong hub to hold together a social Web. Yahoo 360 has been a failure as a social network.

July 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


U.S. healthcare industry: Google wants to protect you from Michael Moore's Sicko

Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry. In the post on what is called the Google Health Advertising blog, but only contains two posts, she assures potential advertisers that Google can help protect them from the negative impact of Michael Moore's just released film "Sicko," which does to the U.

June 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


Podcast: iPhone vigil, Powerset, Facebookmania and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we continue our iPhone vigil as people line up around the country to get their precious device in a few hours. Many people have analyzed the iPhone value proposition, but at this point it's more of an emotional buy, and it is really cool.

June 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Mapping the social networking universe

Valleywag looks at how the planet is divided up among the major social networking services. It's the modern version of who owns the pipes, except it's who owns the hub of peoples' digital lives and manages the 'pipes' that serve the data of their personal networks.

June 28, 2007 by Dan Farber