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

Podcast: Startup Campers say why they came and what happened

ZDNet podcaster James Hilliard showed up at Startup Camp last week with a recorder and a microphone and made the rounds amongst attendees to find out why they attended and what, if anything, they got out of the unconference.  Whereas one attendee was looking to be right in the heart of Silicon Valley's buzz, others (including an angel round investor that James interviewed) had their checkbooks out.

November 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Doctorow: Only masochists will buy Microsoft's Zune

So far, by the looks of Microsoft's official site for Zune (which will no doubt get activated with a full blown iTunes Music Store-like store come Zune's anticipated launch date of Nov 15), Microsoft's fashion strategy for Zune (which is it really what it needs to succeed) is to go with a bunch of no-name hipsters that redefine cool instead of someone that matches Apple's "deployment" of Bono (lead singer of the megaband U2). In a poll that asks "Who should be Microsoft's Bono?

November 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Workday begins its work day

PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and team officially unwrapped his new company Workday's strategy and first product this morning. Duffield called his company's Enterprise Business Services a new breed of on-demand ERP solutions.

November 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mashery brews service for managing APIs

With APIs increasingly serving as a mechanism to enhance Web applications, Mashery has developed an on-demand service that provides management infrastructure and community building tools for API developers. Mashery's beta service, launching this week, includes API access control, rate limiting, usage tracking and metrics, interactive documentation, developer key assurance and community development tools, such as blogs, documentation, forums, wikis and about pages.

November 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


Seeding the next generation of startups

With hundreds of startups looking to become the next big thing, all parts of the ecosystem are trying to figure out how to have skin in the game and lower the cost of capital and services for entrepreneurs. For example, Charles River Ventures launched a QuickStart seed funding program and Amazon's Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) and S3 offer a low cost, pay-per-use way to provision a hosted environment.

November 3, 2006 by Dan Farber