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.

Latest Posts

On keeping it all together

Biometrics is a very fine security technology in principle, but it does pose some subtle hazards--not least of which is the potential loss of key body parts.

January 17, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Grassroots media is all around us

I was in Salt Lake this morning for a meeting and stopped by the KCPW offices at Library Square to talk to the News Director, Bryan Schott.  Bryan was telling me about Open Source, a radio program that they air in the evenings and it's innovative mix of podcasting, blogging, and radio programming.

January 17, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Are anti-DRM declarations falling on deaf ears?

Shock and awe is about the only phrase I can come up with to describe the success with which Apple is pushing its Fairplay-laden technology into the marketplace.  Fairplay is Apple's form of digital restrictions management and is what keeps content that's purchased from the iTunes Music Store from playing on anything but what Apple says it can play on (eg: Apple's iPods).

January 17, 2006 by David Berlind

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Why innovative tool makers ride the Eclipse horse first

Given my recent bet with Sun's Tim Bray, I'm definitely a bit more sensitized to anything that's related to NetBeans or Eclipse. So, when yesterday's announcement by development toolmaker Lattix entered my inbox bearing the title Lattix LDM for Eclipse Now Available, I figured why not give them a call to find out  what the tool was for, if the company was supporting NetBeans as well, and why it picked Eclipse first.

January 17, 2006 by David Berlind

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Benioff floats the 'Business Web'

Marc Benioff outlined that latest info on the Winter '06 platform of salesforce.com and talked it up as the "Business Web"--on demand, software-as-a-service mixed with Web 2.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Behind the lines with the Gillmor Gang

In the latest Gillmor Gang podcast, the Gang (Steve Gillmor, Doc Searls, Jon Udell, Mike Vizard, Dana Gardner (absent for this show), myself and guest Stephen Shankland of news.com discuss the aftermath of CES, Macworld and the Oracle/Sun happy talk.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Skype 2.0 alert

Worth reading: George Ou ran into a security problem with the new version of Skype:I've been a huge fan of Skype in recent years because of their user friendliness and seamless encryption, but I was shocked to find that Skype 2.0 triggered a DEP (Data Execution Prevention) warning on my new computer running Windows XP SP2.

January 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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