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

Lieberman redux and raising your Web presence: You get the hosting you pay for

Last month, I posted a blog regarding an accusation coming out of Senator Joe Lieberman's camp that his campaign's Web site had been hobbled by supporters of his competitor in the then upcoming Congressional election Ned Lamont. Lamont went on to win the bitterly fought Democratic primary, but not before it came to light that it wasn't a Denial of Service that brought Lieberman's site down.

September 6, 2006 by David Berlind


What's next for personalized home pages

Niall Kennedy offers an overview on personalized home pages, which have always been a leading indicator of how deeply engaged users become with portals. It speaks to the "stickiness factor.

September 4, 2006 by Dan Farber

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The moving finger

The University of Buffalo's VR lab has developed a cap for your index finger that is exquisitely sensitive to movement--to the point that it can actually be used as a 3D digitizer. It has an accelerometer, a force sensor, and a motion tracker, and its developers believe it'll hit the market in three years, which is admirably conservative--usually researchers predict (and it's always hubris) that they're only one year away from their first Ferrari.

September 4, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


The muse of social software

If you don't know JP Rangaswami, you should.  His Confused in Calcutta blog is must reading the 'new enterprise,'  how they should operate internally and relate to customers.

September 4, 2006 by Dan Farber


Web 2.0 = a piece of jargon

During a podcast interview (transcript here) last week with Scott Laningham of IBM developerWorks, the father of the Web Tim Berners-Lee offered his view on the term "Web 2.0": LANINGHAM: You know, with Web 2.

August 31, 2006 by Dan Farber