Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Moto's HT820 Bluetooth headset is 'in the mail'

As I pointed out in one of yesterday's posts, I've been testing Motorola's new Q smartphone (it's provisioned by Verizon Wireless) and am fact checking my first round of commentary with whoever I have to fact check with -- Motorola for the hardware, Microsoft for the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone OS, and Verizon Wireless as the network provider and handset seller.

July 18, 2006 by David Berlind


ActiveTrails - a mash-up for hikers

One of my students, Sam Curren, has put together a geospatial mash-up called ActiveTrails. I like it a lot--it's got everything you'd expect in a mash-up of this sort.

July 17, 2006 by Phil Windley


The open source effect

At the Churchill Club forum held on June 21, several open source company executives discussed the "Open Source Effect." The "effect" is the growing popularity of open source software in a broad range of categories and environments, as well as the cultural shift to less proprietary solutions.

July 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Intel copes with war at Israel offices

Many of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.

July 17, 2006 by Dan Farber


Did Apple's concession erase the fine line between bloggers and journalists?

After being at Mashup University and Mashup Camp last week, I'm just now catching up on all my news from last week and noticed that I missed the blockbuster story that Apple has abandoned its efforts to use subpoenas in hopes of unmasking whoever it was that leaked trade secrets to two supposedly "uncredentialed journalists" (one of which is fellow ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady).  Wrote News.

July 16, 2006 by David Berlind


Long live the (Windows) king!

In another era, with the demise of anyone as long-lived -- in 'computer years' -- as Windows 98, they might have said 'The king is dead, long live the king!'  To be sure, the Windows 98 'king' has been ailing for a long time, and should have been put out of its misery long ago!

July 16, 2006 by Marc Wagner