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

Oxfam: Innovating to deliver humanitarian relief

In our most recent CIO Sessions video, I interviewed Simon Jennings, CIO of Oxfam GB. As a non-profit dealing with issues of poverty and suffering around the world, Oxfam has come up with innovative ways to deliver application services and mobile solutions to remote, and often insecure, locations.

October 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's Desktop Windows staff: We love Javascript. Microsoft's Mobile Windows staff: What's Javascript?

When AJAX, otherwise known as Asynchronous Javascript and XML, first became all the rage (mostly thanks to Google), Microsoft didn't waste anytime reminding AJAX-watchers that it pioneered the idea of mass-distributed AJAX-based applications with its browser-based version of Outlook (aka: Outlook Web Access or OWA for short). See Will the real AJAX pioneer please stand up?

October 24, 2006 by David Berlind


Evaluating Firefox 2

Firefox 2 is officially shipping. Following on Robert Vamosi's evaluation of IE 7, here is his take on the new open source browser:The good: Firefox 2 adds built-in antiphishing protection, search engine suggestions, session festore, inline spell-checking, and Live Titles; the browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux; localized versions available in many different languages.

October 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Oracle's heavyweight WebCenter

Oracle announced today WebCenter Suite 10g R3, which it describes as a "next-generation user interaction environment." It will deliver task-oriented, contextual, multi-channel interactions for information workers, bringing Web 2.

October 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Has Ubuntu Linux overtaken Mac OS X as Google Trends' runner-up to Windows?

Justin over at The Linux Advocate Blog thought he picked up on something interesting in Google Trends:Apparently Ubuntu Linux has not only surpassed its major competitor in Linux ( SuSE ) in popularity, as well as the distro it's based off of (Debian) , but it seems to have also surpassed another major competitor. Yes, that's right!

October 24, 2006 by David Berlind


HP CEO Mark Hurd offers his formula for fixing IT

Preceded by blasting heavy metal and a new Madonna song "Sorry," with lyrics about being sorry for lying (he didn't choose the music), HP CEO Mark Hurd made his first major appearance in the post-HPGate era. In his OracleWorld keynote address, Hurd started out by saying he hadn't executed a strategy of staying out of the news in the recent past, and got a few laughs.

October 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Hats-off to Microsoft for finally freeing Sender ID! Spammers, take cover

Although it didn't open source the technology and there's no word on whether the open community will embrace it (after originally turning tail and running from it years ago), Microsoft has taken a bold and welcome step by changing the terms of availability for its Sender ID anti-spam technology to something that's less encumbered than the prior terms and that's more developer-friendly.

October 23, 2006 by David Berlind