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

AlwaysOn: Lessons from Stanford President John Hennessy

Following Tony Perkins' introductory comments at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, Tom Byers, a VC and Stanford professor, and John Hennessy, the president of Stanford since 2000, welcomed the crowd to the campus and talked about intersection of innovation and universities. Hennessy reminisced about first visiting Yahoo founders on the campus and seeing pizza Web sites come up in a search, and how he immediately knew that the Web would be big.

July 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Making government IT security better

ZDNet's Government IT blog asks why Federal IT security was so crappy. The post was spurred by a piece by Zach Goldfarb in the Washington Post that answered that question and gave some suggestions on what to do about it.

July 25, 2006 by Phil Windley


What about Bill Gates?

In his recent post (Who shapes IT? ), my colleague David Grober presents a list of those who have shaped the IT industry.

July 25, 2006 by Marc Wagner


HP to acquire Mercury

As rumored last month, HP is indeed interested in Mercury Interactive, and pulled the trigger today. The price tag--a cash tender offer for $52.

July 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Publicly selected and funded investigative reporting: Can it work?

Meet Jay Rosen. If you've frequented the inner circles of journalism, joined a public conversation about the media, or paid any attention to the so-called "a-listers" of the blogosphere, then chances are you've encountered the New York University-based professor of journalism, or at least his media/journalism watchdog blog at PressThink.

July 25, 2006 by David Berlind

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Who shapes IT?

What do Adobe's chief software architect, the man behind MySpace, a 19th-century mathematician and a 21st century futurologist, plus the most hated man in cyberspace all have in common? They are regarded, by ZDNet bloggers, as individuals who exert an especially noteworthy influence on the broad field of information technology.

July 24, 2006 by