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

Rumor: Mercury attracting multiple suitors

One of the consolidation rumors floating around Silicon Valley is the pursuit of Mercury Interactive, with EMC and HP supposedly bidding for the leader in BTO (business technology optimization). With a current market cap above $3 billion, Mercury could go for close to $4 billion.

June 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Some must-see Net neutrality videos

Sometimes, images and sound get the point across better than words (or in this case, a combination of images, sound, and words).  Yesterday, Stefano Boscutti sent me a Windows video (downloadable from our servers, with his permission.

June 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Reality Check: Wikis? Sorry. Never heard of them.

Now that I have my Thinkpad T42 back (the display went dead on it has done on so many Thinkpads I've had before), I've been digging through the backlog of content that was stuck on my hard drive and that didn't get posted yet and I found a gem from Gartner's recent Symposium/ITxpo in San Francisco.

June 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Google spreadsheet in the works

The Wall Street Journal by way The Guardian is reporting that Google plans to add a speadsheet to its set of applications, that also  include Writely, Google Base, Google Mail. When I asked Dave Girouard, head of Google Enterprise, about a spreadsheet application a few weeks ago, he said, “It’s important…I can’t comment beyond that.

June 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


This week is the official 'Sue VoIP providers week'

In unrelated lawsuits, investors are suing Vonage over an abysmmal intitial public offering (ever notice you can't say VoIP without the letters IPO) and Net2Phone is suing Skype's parent eBay for patent infringement.  According to CNET News.

June 5, 2006 by David Berlind