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

Net neutrality and the political point of no return

My fellow blogger George Ou has taken me to task for helping to politicize a subject matter which he feels is undeserving of any politicization.  Commenting on a blog entry I wrote yesterday (see Some must see Net neutrality videos) which pointed to both MoveOn.

June 7, 2006 by David Berlind


Wisdom of the Google watcher crowd

The debut of Google Spreadsheets provides ample illustration of the frothy behavior surrounding any move by the potentate of Web 2.0 (pick your own definition) and online advertising.

June 7, 2006 by Dan Farber


Rumor: Mercury attracting multiple suitors

One of the consolidation rumors floating around Silicon Valley is the pursuit of Mercury Interactive, with EMC and HP supposedly bidding for the leader in BTO (business technology optimization). With a current market cap above $3 billion, Mercury could go for close to $4 billion.

June 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Some must-see Net neutrality videos

Sometimes, images and sound get the point across better than words (or in this case, a combination of images, sound, and words).  Yesterday, Stefano Boscutti sent me a Windows video (downloadable from our servers, with his permission.

June 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Reality Check: Wikis? Sorry. Never heard of them.

Now that I have my Thinkpad T42 back (the display went dead on it has done on so many Thinkpads I've had before), I've been digging through the backlog of content that was stuck on my hard drive and that didn't get posted yet and I found a gem from Gartner's recent Symposium/ITxpo in San Francisco.

June 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Google spreadsheet in the works

The Wall Street Journal by way The Guardian is reporting that Google plans to add a speadsheet to its set of applications, that also  include Writely, Google Base, Google Mail. When I asked Dave Girouard, head of Google Enterprise, about a spreadsheet application a few weeks ago, he said, “It’s important…I can’t comment beyond that.

June 5, 2006 by Dan Farber