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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Latest Posts

Gnomedex: RSS Day in Washington state

Gnomedex got off to a start with a proclamation from Governor Christine Gregoire of State of Washington,  declaring June 30 to July 1 RSS day. The father of RSS, Dave Winer, read the proclamation.

June 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Google now baby-steps away from eBay-like auction service

I was just reading Steve Bryant's Ten Possible Consequences of Google's GBuy and I couldn't help but wonder about his omission of the possibility that Google will use the core of the auction technology it has already developed to build its own eBay like auction marketplace for goods and services (non-advertising).  Think about it.

June 30, 2006 by David Berlind


How to watch TV patriotically

The State of Texas intends to install Webcams along parts of its 1,000+ mile border with Mexico. The hope is that random members of the public (that's us) will watch the feeds and call toll-free if they see anything suspicious.

June 30, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Vlogging from Gnomedex

We have posted a few videos from Gnomedex in Between the Lines, short interviews with Christy Andrade on the camera, making a few edits and then posting them on the VideoEgg service. We'll be posting more videos over the next two days.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Gnomedex: Canter's People Aggregator

Marc Canter of Broadband Mechanics is rolling out his company's People Aggregator at Gnomedex tomorrow. People Aggregator is described on its Web site as follows: At the center of all great Live Web software will be one’s digital identity.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Gnomedex: Why is John Edwards at the geek event?

One of the highlights at tomorrow's Gnomedex conference in Seattle is the lunchtime keynote by Senator John Edwards. In this video, Gnomedex host Chris Pirillo, alongside co-host Ponzi Indharasophang, explains why he thinks the Senator is showing up at the blogger-laden event.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Gnomedex: Bloggers, Senator Edwards convene in Seattle

On Friday and Saturday I'll be in Seattle at Gnomedex, which is hosted by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame. Speakers (discussion leaders) at the event include many of the usual suspects from the blogosphere--Dave Winer, Marc Canter, Mike Arrington, Steve Rubel, Steve Gillmor, Susan Mernit, Halley Suitt, Robert Scoble and Jeremy Zawodny.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's sliding ship date headache

Microsoft's heavyweight championship software, like the prodigious Office suite, doesn't lend itself to predictable ship dates. Today, Microsoft spilled out that Office 2007--originally slated for release in October, and then January to coincide with Vista's ship date--would now ship in "early 2007.

June 29, 2006 by Dan Farber