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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No Prvcy 4 U

Wharton professor Shawndra Hill has co-authored a study showing that targeting the network of friends surrounding a customer can be an extremely effective marketing tactic. Professor Hill used traffic analysis of call data from a large telco to determine customers' social networks, then watched conversion rates as a new DSL service was pitched.

March 16, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Ballmer's take on Google: Milking one good idea

Worth watching: Speaking at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Google is still in an early phase, in which it can milk its "one good idea" effectively. The question is does Google have an encore, another huge and profitable component of its business.

March 16, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Red Hat shouldn't write off Oracle just yet

Red Hat on Wednesday released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, touted its virtualization capabilities and solidified its standing as a leading open source player. With all that momentum, Oracle and its grand plans to offer Red Hat Linux support shouldn't be a concern to Red Hat right?

March 15, 2007 by


Cisco: The giant network squid

Over the last 27 months Cisco has made 25 acquisitions, spending billions to increase its footprint and share of wallet among customers. Since 1993, the company has scooped up over 115 companies.

March 15, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Boeing CTO Vaho Rebassoo: Dealing with complexity

At the CIO Impacts Forum in Los Angeles last month I spoke with Vaho Rebassoo, CTO of computing and network operations at Boeing. He talks about new innovation strategies and his vision for re-tooling the factory floor, which is a massive 472,000,000 cubic feet, with mobile technology.

March 15, 2007 by Dan Farber