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

The Semantic Web explained

The MIT Technology Review [registration required] has a good interview with Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Web and freshly knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

September 27, 2004 by ZDNet


From .Net to the mainframe

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.

September 27, 2004 by ZDNet


StatWatch: Identity theft

9.91 million: The number of Americans who were victim of identity theft in the 12 months ending April 2003 (Federal TradeCommission)$47.

September 27, 2004 by ZDNet Editor


Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1, Standards: 0

In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.

September 26, 2004 by David Berlind


If RSS ain

Nothing says success more than counterattack from those threatened by disruptive innovation. Steve Gillmor sees RSS syndication and notification technology and its variants seem poised at the threshold of rapid adoption, given the recent groundswell of scalability concerns emanating from some interesting quarters.

September 26, 2004 by ZDNet


CEOs unnecessarily risk averse, say Wharton experts

The lack of confidence among executives is the underlying cause for the slew of profit warnings technology companies announced at the end of the second quarter this year,say experts at the Wharton School of Business.

September 23, 2004 by Chris Jablonski