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.

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HP enlists Orange Country Choppers for SuperBowl ad

Hewlett-Packard is one of the seminal Silicon Valley companies, rooted in the nerdy engineering-driven culture that also spawned Intel, Apple, Sun, Google and other legends in the neighborhood. Unlike Apple, which has become synonymous with cool consumer tech, HP is still mostly iconic as an engineering company that happens to sell big iron, PCs and printers.

January 28, 2007 by Dan Farber


Intel's 'tick tock' Penryn shrinking chips

Intel is ramping up its 45-nanometer generation of chips, which will result in smaller, faster and more energy efficient chips. Tom Krazit covers the announcement:  The Penryn chips are the first iteration of the new manufacturing strategy outlined by [Intel CEO Paul] Otellini earlier this year.

January 27, 2007 by Dan Farber


White-box cell phones

An open cell form platform changes the interactions that take place and who's in control. Is it possible?

January 26, 2007 by Phil Windley

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The Vista anti-climax, Sun + Intel, XenSource vs. VMware and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, ZDNet Executive Editor Larry Dignan joins us to discuss Microsoft's earning, its attempts to make gains in the search arena and the impact of unleashing Vista on the world January 30. We also analyze the Sun-Intel-AMD triangle and how XenSource is stacking up against VMware.

January 26, 2007 by Dan Farber


IBM contributes ID software to open source security project

IBM is unveiling its latest approach to tackling the identity theft scourge with software that allows users to control personal information by sharing only a pseudonym with third parties. The company is also contributing the software, dubbed Identity Mixer, to the year-old Eclipse Higgins project, which is an open source effort to developing user control identity management.

January 26, 2007 by


What buying Vista Ultimate means to Microsoft

Microsoft's plan to sell multiple versions of Vista--Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate--may already be paying dividends. The company, which reported fiscal second quarter earnings and provided plenty of items to analyze, said last night that it expects premium versions of Vista to represent 60 percent of sales in fiscal year 2007 (SeekingAlpha transcript).

January 25, 2007 by