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

Cell phones in flight--please, no

Qualcomm and American Airlines showed off a wireless phone service at 30,000 feet using CDMA technology. An executive from American Airline predicted that federal restrictions on airplace cell phone use could be lifted within two years.

July 18, 2004 by ZDNet


What's up with SCO?

Stephen Shankland reports on the latest in the byzantine case of SCO vs. IBM, AutoZone, the open source community and others...

July 16, 2004 by ZDNet


New sleeper worm may have al-Qaida link

A second variant of the Atak worm, which goes to sleep to avoid detection by antivirus software, has been linked to an al-Qaida sympathizer who once threatened to release a powerful worm if the United States attacked Iraq.

July 16, 2004 by ZDNet


Autonomic installation

Autonomic computing proposes that an IT environment can operate with the responsiveness and independence of the human nervous system. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it is one of the most important areas of technology research and development.

July 16, 2004 by ZDNet


Telecommunications data rates as predictable as Moore's Law

Edholm's Law, attributed to Phil Edholm, CTO of Nortel, states that wireless, nomadic and wireline telecommunications categories march almost in lock step--their data rates increase on similar exponential curves, the slower rates trailing the faster ones by a predictable time lag. Check out this cool chart for a visual explanation.

July 15, 2004 by ZDNet Editor


Trustworthy yet?

The ongoing Microsoft security saga--including a steady stream of 'critical' Windows flaws and more Windows XP Service Pack 2 delays--calls into question the status of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Initiative. David Berlind looks for answers from Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Security Business Unit...

July 15, 2004 by ZDNet