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

Yahoo 2.0: Time spent = more money

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has a clear agenda for his company--it's all about content and creating a personalized environment in which users are more deeply engaged with the Yahoo's offerings. It's not just about page views or unique users, but about how much time is spent by individual users on Yahoo's diverse services, Semel said during an interview at the Web 2.

October 6, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft 2.0: Combining software and services

During an evening panel, Web 2.0 conference hosts John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly peppered three of Microsoft's top executives with tough questions about Microsoft's future strategy for MSN, Windows and Office.

October 5, 2005 by Dan Farber


Web 2.0 launchpad roundup

I'm not exactly sure what the precise criteria is for Web 2.0 products, but several of the products demoed at the Web 2.

October 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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ZDNet Reader: Fat Clients are forever

Or, at least for a long time.  So says a ZDNet reader who lighted the keys on his keyboard ablaze to put me in my place regarding one of the more interesting possibilities that could come out of the journey that Sun and Google embarked on yesterday.

October 5, 2005 by David Berlind


Nick Carr on the amorality of Web 2.0

Worth reading: Nick Carr ruminates on the millenialist rhetoric around Web 2.0--which he says represents participation, collectivism, virtual communities and amateurism --and the potential hegemony of the amateur, which is exemplified by Wikipedia in his view.

October 5, 2005 by Dan Farber


The $100 laptop: What are the odds?

Nicholas Negroponte's plan to distribute 150 million $100 laptops to third-world children by 2007 may be impossibly ambitious. But Microsoft ought to be paying attention anyway.

October 4, 2005 by Marc Wagner