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

IBM's potential MS-Office killer to roll out by year's end

Putting two and two together wasn't very difficult.  IBM has practically been joined with Sun at the hip in applying a full court press on the recently OASIS "ratified" (OASIS isn't really a standards body) XML-based Open Document Format for saving files produced by productivity applications such as word processors and spreadsheets.

September 20, 2005 by David Berlind


Ray Kurzweil accelerates change at weekend confab

This past weekend Stanford University hosted the Accelerating Change 2005 conference, bringing together visionaries, academics, and forward-thinking executives to share thoughts on Artificial intelligence (AI)—in the broadest sense of the word—and Intelligence amplification (IA), which, according to the conference Website, "empowers human beings and their social, political, and economic environments.

September 19, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Did Vodaphone just beat Google to the punch?

Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story  on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in.  Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit  this Monday.

September 19, 2005 by David Berlind


Oracle's buccaneers head for Port Fusion

Larry Ellison, the swashbuckling buccaneer and yachtsman of the consolidating enterprise software industry, left it to his chief lieutenant and deal maker Charles Phillips to kick off Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. One of high-tech Oracle/BMW racing yachts--Ellison's preferred sailing vessel--spanned the floor at the Moscone North entrance to the keynotes.

September 19, 2005 by Dan Farber