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.

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PlanHQ: Collaborative business planning

PlanHQ has a focused plan--to provide startups, established businesses, investors and advisors with a customizable, on demand planning tool. It's not exactly project management with Gantt charts or an Excel spreadsheet, but more of a living, breathing wiki that captures and manages the elements that make up a strategic plan.

September 25, 2007 by Dan Farber


The Google express train

The Google train keeps coming. If you extrapolate from all the reporting, Google is going to out Facebook Facebook, suck out all the ad revenue from newspapers, gradually reformat the telco business model, virtualize the earth at Second Life's expense and take Microsoft and Yahoo out.

September 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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LongJump debuts Web applications catalog

LongJump has joined the parade of companies building development platforms and marketplaces for collaborative, Web-based business applications aimed at SMBs. At DEMOfall 07 the company launched 14 applications ranging from customer service to human resource management.

September 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Fluid Innovation bets on Virtual Ventures

If you've ever wanted to be a venture capitalist betting on whether a technical innovation will succeed, Fluid Innovation will let you do so virtually. At DEMOfall 07 the company debuted Virtual Ventures, a fantasy VC game that applies crowd sourcing and prediction markets to determine the viability of technologies that are not fantasy.

September 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


Apple to nuke unlocked iPhones with next update

Apple is playing hardball with the unlocked iPhone movement. In a terse statement, Apple said "many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone's software, which will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed.

September 24, 2007 by


Attendi offers a social twist on search

At DEMOfall 07 Attendi is introducing a search service with a "human" touch. Attendi touts itself as the "world’s first search engine to search real people—not experts or Web pages.

September 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft reportedly eyeing Facebook stake

Microsoft is eyeing an investment in Facebook that would value the social networking company at about $10 billion.The investment, which was reported by The Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter, connects a few dots on the social networking landscape.

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