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

Oh Jonathan and Greg, where art thou?

I was just noticing that it has been nearly a month since Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz penned his last blog and more than a month since Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos penned his.  Have the two Sun execs lost their  zeal for blogging?

July 8, 2005 by David Berlind


Intel chimes in on ZDNet slam of Centrino brand

Intel spokesperson Barbara Grimes has never let me get away with my criticisms of her company's Centrino wireless brand unscathed.  Dating back to 2003, I asked if a Centrino is a must have or whether a simple Pentium M would do.

July 7, 2005 by David Berlind


HP's Threadlogs: How to Mess with a Buyer's Head 101

Among the many things that Intel spokesperson Barbara Grimes must do on a semi-annual basis, one of them is to spank yours truly for saying anything remotely derogatory about that company's Centrino brand.  As I did last week, I routinely drag my opinion of the Centrino brand out of the closet when I think it's relevant to current events (as I felt it was to AMD's lawsuit against Intel).

July 7, 2005 by David Berlind


Microsoft probably mulling music store futures

Speaking of Microsoft's media juggernaut, I've been wondering what Microsoft plans to do with its music store. Just like with Apple, to get its media ecosystem off the ground, Microsoft had to make sure a store was in place where you could buy copy-protected recordings that would work in Microsoft's various media players (PC, PocketPC, smartphones, etc.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind


More momentum for Microsoft's media juggernaut

I've had an e-mail dangling in my inbox since last week that I've been meaning to come back to.  It's a reminder of how the ecosystem around Microsoft media technologies is in full bloom and how, if some of the other media platform providers don't do something about their ecosystems, we could be facing a monoculture that's far bigger than the one we have with PCs.

July 6, 2005 by David Berlind