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

Firefox accelerating development cycle

Firefox has crossed the 100 million download mark, has somewhere between 8 and 14 percent share of the browser market, depending on who’s counting, and is closing in on the official release of version 1.5, due around November 28.

November 20, 2005 by Dan Farber


Sony rootkit: The untold story

In light of the way Bruce Schneier has published Sony's DRM Rootkit: The real story -- a story that recounts how quickly things have gone from bad to worse for Sony, I thought it would only be fitting to publish the untold story (does our industry have the equivalent of the E! Hollywood True Story?

November 18, 2005 by David Berlind

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Servicing the longtail of data warehousing

Enterprise applications are large, difficult to set up, and needs lots of custom programming to integrate with the rest of the company's tools.   What's more they're very expensive.

November 18, 2005 by Phil Windley

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The Google Internet

The pseudonymous Robert X. Cringely has an interesting take on what Google is really up to with its dark fiber acquisitions and growing number of data centers.

November 17, 2005 by Dan Farber


In wake of Solaris' renaissance, predictions of its death were obviously premature

Despite predictions of its demise, Unix -- and in particular, Sun's Solaris flavor -- appears to be convalescing instead of following the downward spiral that's typical for operating systems that fall from grace (the PalmOS for example).  In June 2004, after Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond penned an open letter asking Sun to open source Java, I asked Raymond if he was thinking about penning a similar letter to Sun about Solaris.

November 17, 2005 by David Berlind


A naked plug

("Naked Plug" means Unapologetic Advertisement, not Immodest Cork.) Accenture Technology Labs has just released a new set of high-quality videos highlighting our work in Predictive Monitoring, Cargo Monitoring, Sensor Telemetry, Intelligent Home Services, Online Health Services, and several other areas.

November 17, 2005 by Ed Gottsman


Competing in a flat world

“We’re creating a country where people outsource their intellect to other countries, expecting the Indians, for example, to do all hard work while they sit at home and watch TV on broadband.” That’s  what Esther Dyson, CNET's Release 1.

November 16, 2005 by Dan Farber