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

Drinking too much Google Kool-Aid

On the Steve Gillmor Daily show podcast (here and here), Steve and I debate about an upcoming battle between Microsoft and Google for dominance in the next wave of computing. Of course, the notion of Google laying siege to Microsoft's cash cow is over-hyped, over-analyzed and presumes that all kinds of things will neatly fall into place.

March 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


MicroID could support trust networks

Last weekend, Jeremy Miller, the creator of Jabber, announced microformat called MicroID. MicroIDs "allow anyone to simply claim verifiable ownership over their own pages and content hosted anywhere.

March 31, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Study finds brain tumor connection to cell phone use

A study from the Swedish National Institute for Working Life has found that cell phone usage increases the risk for brain tumors. Users who make cell calls for 2,000 hours or more during their lives have a 240 percent increased risk for a malignant tumor on the side of the head the phone is used, the study concluded.

March 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


Apple and Apple Corps: Can you work it out

In January of 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh and an innovative and arresting television advertisement, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down). In the ad, a Big Brother (Orwell's 1984) figure on a huge screen speaks about "gardens of pure ideology, one people, one cause" to a crowd human automatons.

March 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Apple Corps: Let it be...

Steve Jobs took on the music and film industry, built a walled garden around Apple's DRM and iPod platform, became Disney's biggest shareholder and now has to deal with bringing the Beatles into line with the Apple Corps v. Apple Computer trademark lawsuit.

March 30, 2006 by Dan Farber


Six Apart adds widgets to TypePad

Fresh off a $12 million capital infusion, Six Apart has joined the widget revolution, opening up its blog platform for developers to create companion applications for TypePad. So far, 33 TypePad widgets are available, ranging from commerce and games to content and search--and they are free.

March 29, 2006 by Dan Farber