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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Microsoft joins OpenDoc committee, and the motive is...?

Microsoft has joined the INCITS/V1 Technical Committee, which plays a key role in the ratifying the OpenDocument format as an international standard, according to Ingrid Marson's report on ZDNet. Groklaw's Pamela Jones speculated that Microsoft's intentions may not be pure--the wolf in the hen house--and the company would like to sabotage ODF ratification and promote its own format, Open XML File Format.

March 27, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft's 50 million line albatross

The New York Times reporters Steve Lohr and John Markoff explain the software delivery problems at Microsoft, as evidenced by the recent Vista and Office 2007 delays....each new version of Windows carries the baggage of its past.

March 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft delays, reorgs, Net neutrality and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss the delay of Windows Vista and Office 2007 and whether the reorganization at the top of the Redmond heap--shuffling the deck chairs--will impact Microsoft's face off with the emerging Web giants and ankle biters. We also discuss comments made by AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre about merging with BellSouth and about the Net Neutrality debate.

March 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Coming up: Apple turns 30

Coming up: On April 1, 1976, Apple Computer was founded in Mountain View, CA.  The company incorporated in early 1977, and introduced the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Faire the same year.

March 24, 2006 by Dan Farber


Microsoft shifts gears for the Live era

Now that the Vista and Office 2007 delay is old news, every corner of the tech industry is speculating about the meaning of the Microsoft reorganization. It's basically people shuffling, realigning existing players with Microsoft's evolving and restated mission, articulated most recently in Kevin Johnson's (co-president of Platforms & Services) note about the reorg.

March 23, 2006 by Dan Farber