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

D: Vinod Khosla thinks outside the barrel

During an interview with Walt Mossberg at the D conference, Vinod  Khosla extolled the virtues of ethanol as a replacement for oil. The venture capitalist is investing in biofuels and has a proposal—if Wal-Mart would stock ethanol for $1.

June 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Integrating blogs with the news

A recent c|net news article discusses the uneasy relationship between bloggers and the news media. While decrying the lack of blogger objectivity and their second tier status in the news food chain, newspapers have been quietly wooing bloggers to augment their online presence.

June 1, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Highlight reel from the D conference

The D: All Things Digital (blog posts here) put on by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (with help from WSJ) was a rare event. Of course, the venue (Four Seasons, Carlsbad) and food were good for those who cared, and the attendees included a strange assemblage of well-heeled personalities.

June 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Massive, under-reported online banking breach raises serious disclosure and remedy questions

It was just last week that I wrote about a scary list that you can only hope doesn't include you....a public list of all of the recent compromises to personal data that's being stored by banks, merchants, universities, and most recently (the biggest breach of all), the Veteran's Administration (a breach that included over 26 million names and that may end up costing $500 million).

June 1, 2006 by David Berlind

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More D coverage

For more coverage of D beyond Between the Lines,  here are some of the bloggers/writers on the scene. Wall Street Journal  D blog Paidcontent.

June 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Foretelling Microsoft's future ...

... is risky business, at best.  After all, back in 1981, how many of us would have guessed that a twenty-something from Seattle, with a second-hand OS, would end up getting the best of IBM, let alone running the largest software company in the world.

June 1, 2006 by Marc Wagner

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D: Al Gore on Current.tv and global warming

Former Vice President and almost President Al Gore discussed his new venture Current TV and global warming with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at D this evening. Asked about why he chose cable TV over a more pure Internet content play for his content venture, Gore said that television is dominant (Americans watch on average 4.

May 31, 2006 by Dan Farber

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How to open source Java? That is THE question

In a move that may make his life easier, Redmonk's Stephen O'Grady has published an interview that he did of himself regarding the issue of open sourcing Java.  If he covered all the questions that people have already asked him, and anticipated others, he can forever point to the interview-cum-FAQ instead of carving out another answer with his keyboard every time a question about open sourcing Java comes his way.

May 31, 2006 by David Berlind

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