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

There's an elephant in the podcast room

Dan Farber has a great point about podcasting being a lousy name for Internet-delivered audio files. Podcasting as a moniker has been useful as a starting point for moving from a niche medium to a medium medium.

August 16, 2005 by Dana Gardner

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7-Eleven's precious shelf space

Baseline Magazine has an interview with 7-Eleven CEO James Keyes on how the company uses data from its point-of-sale systems to spot trends, find growth opportunities and control shelf space. 7-Eleven's store are like a big, distributed research facility, where it can test market ideas for different products in different geographies in near real-time.

August 16, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Gillmor Gang dissects the emerging podshow

Steve Gillmor gathers Podshow.com's/Boku Communications' co-founder Ron Bloom and the Gang to talk about the future of podcasting and a few other choice topics (such as whether CNET/ZDNet is incumbent media and Google's freeze-out of CNET reporters).

August 15, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Unshackling telecom innovation

David Berlind's "The double-edge of the FCC's DSL ruling" brings up some very interesting points. Whether you agree or disagree with David depends a great deal on how you feel about government regulation in general.

August 15, 2005 by Marc Wagner

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Software for jerks

Jerk-O-Meter is software coming out of MIT that measures stress levels as you talk on the phone and rates you on a scale of zero to 100. The higher the number, the more you are sounding like a jerk.

August 12, 2005 by Dan Farber

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OSDL patent commons gets chilly reception from the "outspoken"

In case you missed it, Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) announced this week at LinuxWorld that it would be creating a patent commons as it looks to further bolster the open source community's resilience to the patent related issues that could hold it back.   Red Hat piled on by offering financial assistance to  open source developers who were seeking patents as long as those patents would be made available to the open source community.

August 12, 2005 by David Berlind

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