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.

Zack Whittaker

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

Latest Posts

HP: Movie download arms dealer

Why worry about creating the next iTunes, lining up movie studios and entering the Web's movie download war when you can just supply the arms? Sounds like a decent plan and one that Hewlett-Packard is pursuing.

February 6, 2007 by


RSA 2007: Microsoft marries CardSpace and OpenID 2.0

With the Vista launch behind him, Bill Gates and Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer and security patron, were on stage the 16th annual RSA Conference in San Francisco before a crowd of about 15,000 security geeks and professionals. They were preceded by a Broadway-style dance number with dozens of costumed monks and the David Bowie/Queen song "Under Pressure," something to do with the Renaissance theme of the conference.

February 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


Wal-Mart's video beta performance spotty

Given the attention (see Techmeme) given to Wal-Mart's new entry to the video download market--with all of the studios in tow to boot--I felt like it was my fiduciary duty to check it out. Well I checked it out and it wasn't pretty at first.

February 6, 2007 by


Meet Oracle's MVPs (most vertical players)

Oracle is increasingly targeting specific industries and building its management bench at the same time. At last week's Applications Unlimited event in New York, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined how the company was building divisions focused on the retail, telecommunications, financial services and utility industries.

February 5, 2007 by


Dance of the blips

Loopt, Inc and Sprint Nextel (the cellular carrier) have announced a provocative new service that "scans" a 25-mile radius around you and supplies a real-time map of your buddies' locations. It's symmetrical, of course: If you can see someone, that someone can see you.

February 4, 2007 by Ed Gottsman