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

On test-marketing in the digital age

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple's new CD ("Extraordinary Machine") arrives on shelves some time this month. Which is odd because "primitive" versions of 11 of its tracks appeared on music-sharing systems in 2004.

October 28, 2005 by Ed Gottsman


No more 'Unbreakable' Oracle

According to a paper by two researchers, Oracle's password scheme has a weak protection mechanism that puts corporate data at risk. News.

October 28, 2005 by Dan Farber


Can Sun redefine the economics of computing?

At a Churchill Club event on October 26, 2005, Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO at Sun was interviewed by Quentin Hardy, Silicon Valley bureau chief as Forbes. You can download the audio of the one-hour interview here.

October 27, 2005 by Dan Farber


Networked creative intelligence

Gartner makes a prediction that by 2015, over 100 leading companies will have made or saved at least $10 million due to networked creative intelligence, which leverages virtual communities to create new sources of information and value. Quality and trust ratings, folksonomies and tagging, prediction markets and open source coding and content development (Wikipedia) are examples of applying networked, creative intelligence, Gartner said.

October 27, 2005 by Dan Farber

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On hitting the open road

A variety of countries and municipalities are considering or conducting experiments with active RFID tags and Global Positioning System receivers as a way of doing everything from toll collection to "congestion charges" (charging you for entering an especially crowded city center) to enhanced Amber Alerts (i.e.

October 27, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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Building Internet identity systems

Today was the first day of Internet Identity Workshop, a two day gathering of people interested in identity on the Internet.  I've got detailed blog posts and pictures at my site.

October 26, 2005 by Phil Windley


Red Hat's Matthew Szulik: No more lock-in

At the Vortex 2005 conference in San Francisco, the Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik talked to John Gallant about competing with Sun and Red Hat's role as a standard bearer for the global open source community and the General Public License. The brand of Red Hat and freedom of choice--no lock-in--are increasingly becoming synonymous, he said.

October 26, 2005 by Dan Farber

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