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

Story about Apple's crackdown on 'pod' usage getting lots of pickup

After the story was first  broken here on ZDNet last Friday, I'm getting a kick out of some of the headlines showing up around the Internet regarding the way Apple is cracking down on small businesses that have the word 'pod' in their product names: Apple sets laywers on pod people (The Register) Apple lays legal claim to the word Pod (The Financial Times) Apple legal targets 'Pod' people (MacWorld) Apple gets lawyers in over 'pod' companies (Silicon.

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind


Google, Yahoo, the world and video

Peter Chane, senior product manager for Google Video, articulated Google's goal in the video space at the Building Block conference in San Jose today. Google will become the "one site with all videos in the world and deliver an experience that works," Chane said.

August 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Digg paths to profitability and social networking

Speaking at the Building Blocks conference in San Jose today, Digg founder and chief architect Kevin Rose described his site as a "crazy madhouse of news flying around, 100 percent user powered." The Digg madhouse isn't yet a crazy quilt of ads aimed at increasing revenue, he noted when asked about getting to profitability.

August 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Video advertising revs up

Oliver Luckett, a Revver co-founder and senior-vice president of network development, said his company plans to open up its APIs, which connect video owners with advertising. Speaking at the Building Blocks conference.

August 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


At $3K+, Lenovo's Linux-laden laptop debuts

IDG New Service's Steven Schwanker reports: Lenovo Group announced on Tuesday the availability of the ThinkPad T60p, its first laptop computer preloaded with the Linux operating system.....The new ThinkPad will use Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10....

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind


The greatest software ever

Charles Babcock published his take on the greatest software ever written. As he says, most people have an opinion, but sitting down and doing an evaluation isn't so easy.

August 15, 2006 by Phil Windley


Spammer explains how I got spammed (but I'm not buying it)

Have you ever received that one spam that just pushed you over the edge, making you want to track the spammer down and give him or her a piece of your mind?   Earlier this month, I got spammed by Loyalty Solutions, which is apparently a subsidiary of Optimus Companies.

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind


Sun outlines Java open source roadmap

Rich Green, Sun EVP for software, used the Linux World conference as the stage to update the story of Java's journey into the world of open source. It's part of the open sourcing of the entire Sun portfolio.

August 14, 2006 by Dan Farber