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.

Latest Posts

Eye in the sky

I've finally seen Google Maps for Mobile, a phone-based service that (among other things) lets you select a city and see the level of congestion (red, yellow, orange or green) of the arteries leading into (out of) it. It's extremely inspiring.

October 30, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Socialtext meets SharePoint with Socialpoint

A bottom up open source and top down proprietary collaboration platform, enterprise wiki Socialtext and Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server, have come together in SocialPoint. Built with Socialtext 2.

October 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


ZDNet reader poll so far: Microsoft's Zune can't win

If you've been following my series of posts on Microsoft's iPod-killer Zune and why fashion will be more important than technology to its success, then you may have seen the poll I ran last week (which is still open) where I asked who Microsoft should pick to be the equivalent of iPod's Bono. U2's Bono is probably cooler than cool and he transcends multiple generations of music lovers.

October 30, 2006 by David Berlind


Fortune: Strategically, Yahoo has four choices

Although Yahoo is apparantly denying it, Fortune is reporting that the largest Web property (audience-wise) is negotiating with Time-Warner for an acquisition of AOL. Wrote Fortune's Tim Arango and Adam Lashinsky:FORTUNE has learned from multiple sources that Yahoo (Charts) recently approached Time Warner (Charts) (parent of FORTUNE's publisher) about buying America Online - essentially trying to jump-start talks that broke down a year ago.

October 29, 2006 by David Berlind


Red Hat's Szulik responds to Oracle's frontal assault

Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik responded to Oracle's attack on its business, slashing supports costs for Red Hat Linux by half, by saying that his company will not cut prices. The remarks were made during an interview on CNBC, after the Red Hat stock tanked by nearly 25 percent after the Oracle announcement of a competitive service.

October 29, 2006 by Dan Farber