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.

Zack Whittaker

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

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TechCrunch compares 34 social networking companies

TechCrunch has published a comparison chart of 34 social networking companies and their products. It's not the large colonies of MySpace, Facebook, Bebo or LinkedIn, but the products/services aimed at enabling businesses with social networking software.

August 14, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft Office is dead meme revived

My friend Steve Gillmor has been bloviating about the death of bloated Microsoft Office for years. Google's cloud-based apps are poised to put a stake in the heart of Microsoft's Office business, which accounted for the majority $16.

August 14, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google, Microsoft and the glacial healthcare revolution

Google recently took a hit for a blog post by a salesperson who was evangelizing healthcare clients that the spending marketing funds Google ads could counter the negative publicity from Sicko. But Google's real interest in healthcare is more about its search and hosting businesses, as reported by Steve Lohr in the New York Times.

August 14, 2007 by Dan Farber


Oracle announces price list for 11g

Oracle on Tuesday announced the general availability of its flagship database 11g for Linux and outlined its price list.Oracle's 11g launched a few weeks ago, but the big question mark at the time was the pricing scheme for the database.

August 14, 2007 by


Classmates files for $125 million IPO

United Online's Classmates Media unit filed for a $125 million IPO in what could be a good litmus test for social media plays on Wall Street.Classmates isn't Facebook (all resources), but does have enough name recognition to garner interest for investors looking to buy into the social media hubbub.

August 13, 2007 by