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

Typhoid cell-phones: The latest threat in malware transmission

As desktop and server security continues to improve and more attention turns to smartphone and other handsets as potential attack vectors, a report from the Register reminds us it's not just about attacking, infecting and destroying some portable device the same way malware currently tries to damage our PCs. Like the way mosquitos can infect multiple hosts (birds, people, etc.

September 6, 2006 by David Berlind


HP's misguided witchhunt

Enough said: Mike Masnick at TechDirt captures the essential drift of HP's witchhunt in his post today, "The New HP Way: Using Identity Theft To Spy On Board Members Shows High Personal Integrity."So, if it's the "highest personal integrity" that HP strives for, can we compare the two candidates here?

September 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


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