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

Strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?

Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool Linux geek or a Redmond-eesta this one has to have you wondering about what in the world either vendor (the one you love, or the one you love to hate) is up to.

November 2, 2006 by Marc Wagner


After hi-tech failed me, low-tech reunites a lost iPod with its owner

If you have been following the saga of the 30GB video iPod that I recently found on an United Airlines aircraft, then you'd know that I tried to turn the Web into a giant lost and found. I'm not sure how many people joined the quest (by pointing to my initial blog) to reunite the lost iPod with its owner, but it was a lot.

November 2, 2006 by David Berlind


$15 mobile phones? It's all about "ARPU"

From, our sister site in the UK, Gemma Simpson reports: Mobile phones costing less than $15 will be available in developing countries by 2008, Motorola Chairman David Brown has predicted.

November 2, 2006 by David Berlind


Oracle pulls out checkbook for Stellent

Enterprise content management provider Stellent agreed to take $440 million of Oracle's money today. Stellent has been looking for a suitor and Oracle continues its shopping spree to be the Wal-Mart of enterprise software.

November 2, 2006 by Dan Farber


What happened to Mark Hurd's SuperDome memory?

HP CEO Mark Hurd can't seem to recall much related to his company's spying campaign in his responses to questions from the House subcommittee. He could have said "on the advice of lawyers my memory is fuzzy.

November 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Cryptography celebrates a birthday

If you're into cryptography, you'll want to check out the photos,slides, and podcasts from the Thirty Years of Public KeyCryptography event held at the Computer History Museum on Oct 26.

November 2, 2006 by Phil Windley


Web office is about collaboration

The future of Web-based office tools isn't in displacing their offline cousins. Rather, it's in doing things that they don't do well. Once such niche is collaboration.

November 1, 2006 by Phil Windley


Office 2.0 barriers to execution

With Google (JotSpot), Microsoft (Office Live) and others working on deliver some notion of Office 2.0, Ramana Rao, formerly of Xerox PARC, posted his list of barriers to Office 2.

November 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


Virtual appliances and the changing role of operating systems

VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum gives me a tutorial on virtualization and the coming age of virtual appliances, which are changing the role of operating systems. With virtual appliances, an OS just needs to provide interfaces for the applications running on top of it. As a result, OSs will get smaller and thinner, and applications more reliable and easier to manage.

November 1, 2006 by Dan Farber