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.

Latest Posts

Did Microsoft send the wrong guy to Massachusetts' ODF hearing?

Microsoft called Massachusetts' bluff and lost.  One of Microsoft's biggest mistakes in what will prove to be a critical turning point for the Redmond-based company is that it sent the wrong men to Massachusetts' last hearing before that state set a new IT policy into stone: one that essentially bumps MS-Office from its approved software list.

September 26, 2005 by David Berlind


Motorola's Ed Zander unplugged

After nearly two years at the helm at 75-year-old Motorola, Ed Zander is feeling pretty good. The company has grown its share of the handset/mobile device market, garnered attention for its slick Razr phone and Rokr iTunes phone, and its enterprise business is thriving.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Media convergence getting into higher gear

A few pieces of news indicate how convergence is taking shape between the video and film content providers and the Web. UPN is running a four-day exclusive screening of the first episode of its new show "Everybody Hates Chris" on Google Video.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Apple hit parade may have a clunker

Apple has had an unprecedented string of hits over the last few years. In fact, like the record companies that Steve Jobs is arguing with, Apple has relied on major hits, not the long tail, to fill its coffers.

September 26, 2005 by Dan Farber


Remembering Bob Artner

This week we lost a valued colleague, Bob Artner, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday. Bob was the driving force of sister site TechRepublic.

September 23, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Hi-end audio pro weighs in on DRM conundrum

More and more great email is showing up in my inbox regarding my recent blog post on how my $20,000 worth of hi-end entertainment gear can't play my 99 cent songs (at least not the way it should be able to, there are workarounds).  Digital rights management technology is the culprit.

September 23, 2005 by David Berlind