Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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

Latest Posts

Bluetooth SIG director Foley: Don't confuse Bluetooth and Wibree

Mike Foley, the executive director of the Bluetooth SIG (the multi-vendor special interest group that plays chaperone to Bluetooth standards), has responded (in his blog) to a post of mine (yesterday) about whether or not Nokia's Wibree wireless technology is a gauntlet, one that could end up being substituted for Bluetooth.

October 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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IT matters most, but there are other techs to watch - and fear

Last week, at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference, I decided to corner Jason Pontin who is not only the editor-in-chief and publisher of MIT's Technology Review Magazine, but he's also the executive producer (for all intents and purposes) of the conference that's held annually in Cambridge, MA.

October 3, 2006 by David Berlind


Calculating the ROI of corporate blogging

Charlene Li of Forrester is working on a framework for measuring the ROI of blogging for organization, especially those that are concerned about the possible risks of have less control over information flow. Among the benefits she cites are lower-cost public relations, reaching influential enthusiast communities, increased responsiveness to consumer concerns, improved employee innovation and productivity and improved stock price with greater visibility into the organization.

October 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


US congressman Foley: A modern day online Jekyll and Hyde?'s Declan McCullaugh has juxtaposed US Representative Mark Foley's record as one of Congress' leading opponents to online predation against the recent news that he himself was apparently an online predator (if the accounts currently being published turn out to be accurate).

October 3, 2006 by David Berlind


ThinkFree's multi-modal Office

While checking out new products at DemoFall 2006, I chatted with TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree, a competitor to Zoho, Google and others trying to take on the dominant Microsoft Office franchise. He was showing off the AJAX edition his company's browser-based office suite.

October 2, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mulesource gets behind open source ESB platform

Open source is well known as disruptive software industry force in the guise of operating systems (Linux, Solaris), servers (Apache, TomCat, JBoss), databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and other categories, ranging from business intelligence (JasperSoft, Pentaho) to system management (Qlusters, GroundWork).The latest project to come out of the shadows to challenge the incumbent, proprietary software vendors is Mule, a popular open source integration/enterprise service bus platform.

October 2, 2006 by Dan Farber