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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Safari development for the iPhone

In yesterday's WWDC keynote (video, summary) Steve Jobs announced that developer access to the iPhone would be through Safari--not the OS X system that runs it.Dan Farber called this a smart move stating that "it's a friction-free and secure way to get tens of thousands of developers working in an iPhone ecosystem.

June 12, 2007 by Phil Windley


Life without Google: Today is Google free day

Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web has declared today Google free day. Among his rules:Don't use any of the five major search engines;Avoid meta search engines;Ditch vertical search engines;Consider changing your home page or uninstall everything;Document your experience.

June 12, 2007 by



Virtualization promises to reduce capital and operational expenditures through virtualization supply-side economics…add more VMs, retire more hardware, save more money. But how much exactly?

June 12, 2007 by


NCAA switches off live blogger--Twitterers are next

A Louisville Courier-Journal sports reporter collided with NCAA policies. Brian Bennett was live blogging in detail a baseball game between the University of Louisville and Oklahoma State, and had his press credential revoked by a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) representative, citing the organization's policy prohibiting real-time updates on the Web from selected events.

June 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Sun's Blackbox shakes and bakes

Sun has been earthquake testing its datacenter housed in a shipping container--Project Blackbox--at the University of San Diego (UCSD), which has a “shake table,” more formally known as a Seismic Response Modification Device.The video shows Project Blackbox shocked by a 6.

June 11, 2007 by Dan Farber