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

Snapple (Sun/Apple) pretzel logic

As the summer winds down, the hot breezes in Silicon Valley whisper all kinds of intriguing scenarios into the ears of pundits like John Dvorak. He revives the old Apple/Sun merger on the heels of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining Apple's board of directors.

August 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Blogswarm on Google Apps for Your Domain

Last night's relatively big scoop, given to a few media outlets, was Google throwing together a bunch of its communications applications and making them available as a suite of services for companies and organizations. Subsequently, Google will add Spreadsheets, Writely and other applications to fill out the suite and offer both ad supported and subscription-based models.

August 28, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google Office 'version 1.0' debuts

Google doesn't yet have an Office 2.0--a full suite of hosted productivity applications aimed at the Microsoft Office crowd, especially the small- and medium-sized firms--but starting tomorrow companies or organizations can deploy Google email, calendar, chat and Web page (Page Creator) hosting for free (ad supported).

August 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


Lessons in disaster response from Strong Angel III

Earlier this month I covered the upcoming Strong Angel III, a six-day test and demonstation focused on innovations around disaster response for local and global catastrophes. The event, hosted by San Diego State University, took place this week, and I talked post-event to program director Eric Rasmussen (at right during the event), an MD and Commander in the U.

August 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Welcome Esther Dyson and Denise Howell

We have added two new bloggers to ZDNet in the last week--Esther Dyson and Denise Howell. Esther is Editor at Large at CNET Networks, which means she writes about whatever interests her in the technology arena.

August 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Over-thinking Blackberries, Treos and the like

This morning's over-thinking award goes to the  Reuters story, "Do BlackBerrys help or harm?" First, and a minor point, Blackberry, also known as Crackberry, is not the only handheld device, but like the iPod has come to represent its category.

August 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Office 2.0, elastic compute clouds, Sony batteries and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, David is vacationing with family in Maine, so I fly solo, but with a special guest in studio. Ismael Ghalimi is the co-founder and CEO of Intalio, an open source business process management company and the author of the IT Redux blog.

August 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Inside Amazon's EC2

Call it "utility computing" or "Web-scale computing" or "on-demand infrastructure." Whatever the case, Amazon is hoping that its new EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud--why not just S4?

August 24, 2006 by Dan Farber

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