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

Current worm warning should be taken very seriously, immediately

If you're like me, then you're probably one of those people who often procrastinates when Microsoft's Update component either tells you it has updates to install, or asks if you want to reboot now or later (after installing an update). Because of whatever applications I have open, what's going on in those apps, and what a pain it would be to get back to that state, the loss in productivity means that I can almost never afford to reboot when Microsoft Update wants me to.

August 11, 2006 by David Berlind


Publishing 2.0: GigaOm and CrunchNetwork

The new tech publishing moguls, following in the footsteps of Jason Calacanis' Weblogs Inc. and Nick Denton's Gawker network, are moving fast to expand their networks and coverage.

August 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Am I a Windows pirate? WGA would say yes but you decide

Yesterday, when my colleague Dan Farber and I interviewed VMware CEO Diane Greene for a podcast here on ZDNet, Greene noted that the licensing practices of some of today's vendors are out of lockstep with the direction that technology is taking.  If you ask me, that point couldn't be better exemplified by the direction that Microsoft's anti-piracy Windows Genuine Advantage technology is heading when juxtaposed against the benefits of virtualization technology like that which VMware sells.

August 10, 2006 by David Berlind


Seth Godin's success factors

Guy Kawasaki conducts a brief Q&A with marketing guru Seth Godin. In the interview, Guy asks Seth to give examples of brands build by having conversations with customers, how companies deal with criticism and what enabled him to be successful, which elicted this answer: No ulterior motive.

August 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Register: Fliers stripped of hi-tech, remote detonation a possibility in terror plot

According to The Register's reporting on this morning's foiled terror plot, passengers looking to fly out of UK airports this morning were not only asked to stow all of their carry-on luggage, they were asked to put any electronics in that luggage.  The crackdown on wireless technology apparently included "wireless keys" (often used for cars, but sometimes for other things too) fueling speculation that authorities were concerned about remote detonation.

August 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Did Barclays err in going with card readers for two-factor security?

Here on Between the Lines, I've routinely hounded the US banking industry for not biting the bullet and moving all of its customers (regardless of whether the customers like it or not) to a multi-factor (two or more) system for authenticating users for online banking.  For some banks in Europe, it's standard operating procedure.

August 9, 2006 by David Berlind