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

New APIs from Yahoo and browser-based authentication

Yahoo is turning up the heat up on its developer platform, which is turning out to be a key battle ground as all the major portals (AOL, Google, MSN, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, etc.) try to open up their technology as a way to earn more time and attention (= revenue) from tens or hundreds of millions of users and developers.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


ETech: Attenuation, Web 2.0 and spimes

Rael Dornfest and Tim O’Reilly opened their Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego tonight talking about what’s on their radar scope—looking at key tech trends that are shaping the future, “identifying small pieces yet to be loosely joined in the future,” Dornfest said. One problem today is there are too many loosely joined little pieces.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


AJAX and Rails at ETech

I'm at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, called ETech, all this week.  I'll be posting updates on interesting happenings throughout the week.

March 6, 2006 by Phil Windley

1 Comment

The crossroads of SaaS

Nick Carr takes up where I left off with's vision of moving beyond CRM and into the packages software territory dominated by Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and other packaged applications.

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Subsidizing the status quo Internet

Jeffrey Young writes about the Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006--also known as the Net Neutrality Act:Are we in a new episode of The Prisoner? Is Patrick McGoohan about to walk through my browser?

March 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


On pushing it around

A team in Gothenberg, Sweden, has created Push, a WiFi-based music-sharing architecture that automatically connects any two (or more) Push-enabled MP3 players that come within 20 meters of one other. The devices then use simple music profiles to decide which tracks to trade.

March 6, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

1 Comment

Aaron vs. Goliath ( vs. Google's gdrive)

Over the weekend, Garrett Rogers, our resident blogger on everything Google blogged a post about Google's forthcoming G-Drive project.  Said Rogers: The GDrive service will provide anyone (who trusts Google with their data) a universally accessible network share that spans across computers, operating systems and even devices.

March 5, 2006 by David Berlind


Internet Explorer 7 anti-phishing tech: Work-in-Progress

I've finally gotten around to playing with Internet Explorer 7; the version of IE that will be included in the next version of Windows (Windows Vista) and that will ship separately as a download for users of Windows XP SP2 at the same time that Vista ships.  IE7 is currently in beta.

March 5, 2006 by David Berlind


Sniveling about Steve Jobs

Jeffrey Young offers his perspective on Steve Jobs' latest product rollout:Cut the turtle-necked geek-icon some slack, dudes!I’m astonished by the reaction to Steve’s presentation earlier this week of the new Intel based Mac Mini.

March 5, 2006 by Dan Farber