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

Welcome Ryan Naraine

I'm pleased to announce Ryan Naraine has joined ZDNet to head up a new security blog called Zero Day. The plan about 16 hours ago was to launch his blog quietly, let him get up to speed and then announce it to the network.

January 30, 2007 by


Jaman introduces 'social cinema'

In my pre-Demo 07 wanderings at the hotel in Palm Desert, CA, I ran into Gaurav Dhillon, the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica, an enterprise data integration company. His new venture, jaman.

January 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google's amps up its Mini search appliance

Google is upgrading its Mini search appliance this week, adding in some of the features from its higher end Google Search Appliance. The base $1,995 pricing, for a 50,000 document store, makes it more palatable to the broader SMB market.

January 30, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Symantec goes for more share of wallet

Symantec plans to acquire Altiris for $830 million ($33 per share) in cash. Altiris brings IT asset management into the Symantec portfolio as the company continues to reach out beyond its security roots.

January 30, 2007 by Dan Farber


MySQL tries disruptive pricing to attract customers

While Oracle and Sun are going after Red Hat Linux with lower pricing models for support and service, MySQL is making pricing a move to attract customers to its open source database.  The company announced MySQL Enterprise Unlimited, claiming that customers who have Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase or DB2  Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) can save over $1 million.

January 29, 2007 by Dan Farber