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

TechNet: 'Nuclear world is a green world'

TechNet, a bipartisan, political action group of high tech senior executives that promotes the growth of technology and innovation, hosted a dinner last night in Palo Alto to discuss some of its agenda items, which have included stances on education, patent reform, stock options and broadband and Internet policy. The newest agenda, a Green Technologies Initiative, was the subject of discussion last night.

November 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Rearden Commerce goes for scale with American Express

After two years of dancing across the table, Rearden Commerce and American Express Business Travel partnered up to scale out employee business services beyond the big three, air, hotel and car rental. American Express Business Travel is white labeling Rearden Commerce's employee services platform and making a $22.

November 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's patch day fiesta

It's patch Tuesday and that can only mean two things: Lots of patches and varying reports on how important the patches are. Meanwhile, the tech world seems to have trouble nailing down the number of flaws and patches.

November 14, 2006 by


Was Apple's choice to rid its notebooks of PC Card slots a bad one?

As a part of ZDNet's video experiment and our attempt to take full advantage of the advancements in distributed commercial video production that Panasonic's AG-HVX200 enables, we (ZDNet) are now trying to figure out what the best video production workstation should be. One major requirement is it needs to be mobile.

November 14, 2006 by David Berlind


Welcome Larry Dignan to BTL

You may have noticed posts penned by Larry Dignan on Between the Lines the last few days. He joined us this week as as a BTL anchor blogger and executive editor of ZDNet news and blogs.

November 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


Why Microsoft's Zune can't dent Apple's iPod

Microsoft's Zune music player has little or no chance of denting Apple's iPod juggernaut and contrary to all the digital ink spilled on product comparisons and reviews most of the reasons are strategic. Apple has built up quite a moat around its iPod business.

November 14, 2006 by


On seeing but especially on being seen

A computer vision system developed at the University of Texas (Austin) can tell the difference between friendly behavior (shaking someone's hand) and aggressive behavior (punching someone's face). If true, the technology could render moot the most vexing question in mass video surveillance: How do we get enough people to sit in the dark watching screens?

November 13, 2006 by Ed Gottsman