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.

Zack Whittaker

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

Latest Posts

Craigslist's secret sauce: Smut

Craigslist has 17 million people visiting its site a month, but many of them are there for a little more that apartment rentals, concert tickets and miscellaneous junk. Compete's Stephen Bagg shows that erotic services more than doubles the next category in terms of individual visitors.

April 5, 2007 by


Podcast: Windows flaws, DRM, Yahoo, Facebook and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, Larry Dignan fills in for David, who is taking a few days off to chase the little white, dimpled ball around the countryside with a stick and his son. Larry and I riff on the messy, infectious Windows animated cursor flaw, EMI and Apple partnering to free up music from DRM for an additional 30 cents and whether Yahoo made a misstep by not acquiring Facebook months ago.

April 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Welcome Dan Kusnetzky

I'm pleased to announce that Dan Kusnetzky has joined ZDNet to man a new blog dedicated to virtualization. Dan is the General Manager, Research of Acuity Group, LLC.

April 5, 2007 by


EU to Microsoft: Licensing fee? Try free

If European Union regulators have their way Microsoft will have to turn over technical information about its Windows operating system for little to no compensation. According to documents seen by the Financial Times the EU and Microsoft remain far apart on the details of the EU's antitrust ruling three years ago.

April 4, 2007 by


Technorati's transitions to the Live Web and taggers

I didn't know this but Technorati has gone from being a company that basically searches blogs to being the "recognized authority on user-generated content search" and "pre-eminent authority on what people are saying online." In any case, despite the lofty self references, the company issued its latest today state of the blogosphere, now called the “State of the Live Web” (thanks to Doc Searls).

April 4, 2007 by Dan Farber