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

Holiday cheer for Apple?

While much of the blogosphere is pondering Apple's potential entry into the tablet PC market (iTablet anyone?), Wall Street types are focused on more immediate concerns--notably Apple's sales during the holiday season.

November 27, 2006 by


Teqlo's journey into the do-it-yourself Web

I've always been intrigued by claims of programming for non-programmers--no coding skills required or perhaps just a little knowledge of simple scripting to bake a relatively sophisticated application. Jeff Nolan, who recently left ERP giant SAP, is chasing that do-it-yourself application building dream as CEO of an early stage startup, Teqlo.

November 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

1 Comment building out connector ecosystem’s latest ecosystem expansion is focused on ApexConnect, an extension of the AppExchange marketplace for connectors that integrate its platform with a variety of applications and services, including ERP systems, Web services, desktop applications and middleware.

November 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Is Web 2.0 Darth Vader?

Bill Thompson's essay on The Register warns that "Web 2.0 marks the dictatorship of the presentation layer, a triumph of appearance over architecture that any good computer scientist should immediately dismiss as unsustainable.

November 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


The week in reYou

A look at the week in Talkback... John O'Grady had an interesting test comparing the temperatures of Apple's Core Duo and Core 2 Duo laptops.

November 23, 2006 by


Is Eric Schmidt getting too cocky?

"In 2007 we’ll witness the increasing dominance of open Internet standards. As web access via mobile phones grows, these standards will sweep aside the proprietary protocols promoted by individual companies striving for technical monopoly.

November 22, 2006 by


In search of security ROI

Ask any technology executive about the return on investment from information security and you're likely to get a lecture on how difficult it is.Baseline columnist Paul Strassmann offers some insight on the topic and cooks up three ratios to gauge security returns.

November 22, 2006 by


Novell clarifies $40M payment to Microsoft as "peace of mind"

In a series of e-mail exchanges that started a couple of evenings ago with a notification from Novell's press relations department about an open letter to the open source community from the company's CEO Ron Hovsepian, I asked Novell spokesperson Kevan Barney why, if as Novell has so vociferously claimed, the company's products do not infringe on Microsoft's patents, it would send a $40 million dollar check to Redmond.

November 22, 2006 by David Berlind


CIO Sessions: Randy Spratt, McKesson Corp.

Randy Spratt heads up IT for McKesson, the $88 billion healthcare giant headquartered in San Francisco. In our video interview (transcript here) Spratt described one aspect of McKesson's business as the Amazon.

November 22, 2006 by Dan Farber