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

Is Intel trying to torpedo the OLPC?

Nicholas Negroponte, head of the One Laptop Per Child project, blasted Intel for trying to usurp any momentum his effort is getting. Negroponte's argument delivered via 60 Minutes: Intel was pitching its wares and a cheap PC dubbed the Classmate to torpedo the OLPC effort, which needs 3 million orders to start manufacturing.

May 21, 2007 by


Facebook: The prince of social networking

Given how many friend requests I am getting on Facebook from people who I would expect to hear from on LinkedIn, it's clear that the number two social network, trailing the massive MySpace, is poised to become the prince of social networking. By that I mean the company 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg founded is becoming the preferred destination for the most attractive demographics--college age and beyond.

May 21, 2007 by Dan Farber

Comments adds ability to consume Web services in Apex

With his typical heralding of the end of software , CEO Marc Benioff now says that his company is bringing the "end of software to SOA" and removing "the barriers of software infrastructure that have been imposed by SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft.

May 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


Putting data mining in perspective

Steve Lohr of the New York Times has an well reported story on the how various corporations, cities, crime fighters, financial institutions and even cement companies are using data mining to improve performance. Data mining isn't new to the world, but it is becoming more mainstream, Lohr reports.

May 20, 2007 by Dan Farber


Stepping out of the frame

According to Parks Associates, 12 million LCD picture frames will be sold in 2010, up from 700,000 in 2005. They attribute this explosive (projected) growth to falling hardware costs and people's increased comfort with digital imaging technology.

May 19, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Do you trust Schmedley?

Yesterday I ran across a cool little Web application called Schmedley. The best way to describe it is a desktop inside the browser.

May 18, 2007 by Phil Windley


QuickBooks: By the numbers

Intuit reported a stellar third quarter and delivered $1 billion in revenue over three months for the first time. Fueled by tax season, Intuit reported net income of $367 million, or $1.

May 18, 2007 by