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.

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

Latest Posts

The future in review

Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service (SNS), opened his Future In Review (FIRe)  conference Monday night in San Diego with a comparison to D3, a concurrent Wall Street Journal-sponsored conference featuring Steve Jobs, also happening near San Diego. FIRe has an incredible line up of presenters, and I will be blogging from the event this week.

May 23, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The reality of Web services

Andrew McAfee, an associate professor in the technology and operations management unit at Harvard Business School, has been studying who uses Web services and why. More interesting, perhaps, are his insights into why using Web services remains hard.

May 23, 2005 by Phil Windley


Unstoppable? The Microsoft media juggernaut

Three weeks ago, when I penned my third piece on how Microsoft is very much poised to dominate the media player and authoring landscape (the other two posts are here, and here, and there's also a video of my whiteboard session on the topic), I had no idea what Microsoft had waiting in the wings.  First, its announcement with Philips and second, the launch of the next version of its mobile operating platform (code-named Magneto, but officially Windows Mobile 5.

May 23, 2005 by David Berlind


Speed while you can

The National Information and Communications Technology Australia lab in Canberra has developed a driver's "assistant" that automatically reads speed limit signs and alerts the driver if he exceeds the posted speed. It also detects stop signs and signals an alert if the car isn't slowing down rapidly enough.

May 23, 2005 by Ed Gottsman


Participatory product development

Blogs, wikis and RSS have have clearly changed how organizations communicate with employees, customers and partners. Many corporations are now encouraging employees to blog and building user community sites.

May 20, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Long live COBOL?

Search390 reports the results of a Micro Focus survey on mainframes and COBOL.  According to the survey, COBOL is still the dominant language on mainframe computers and the median age of COBOL programmers is 45-59.

May 20, 2005 by Phil Windley