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

Proof that Google is vulnerable

From the day it went public, Wall Street's fascination with Google, which is trading near $200 today, continues to stymie me. Back in July, I opined:I've yet to see any proof that Google's dominant position in the [search find, and obtain]market is something it can protect.

January 13, 2005 by David Berlind


The real deal on the Mac mini dissects the value proposition of the Mac mini, and opinion vary on whether it will be a blockbuster: According to Steve Baker, an analyst with The NPD Group, "A lot of whether (the Mini) is a good value or not depends on who it's targeted at and who is really going to buy it.

January 12, 2005 by ZDNet


Hello, TalkBack; meet blogs

[A note from the product folks] On Wednesday, ZDNet Blogs joined the community of ZDNet News in using our TalkBack software. When you post comments on this blog -- and please do!

January 12, 2005 by ZDNet Editor


IBM's 500 Patents: Gift or gauntlet?

On one hand, the 500 patents that IBM has released for unencumbered use by open source software developers is a giant step in the right direction, if you ask open source attorney and advocate Larry Rosen. Said Rosen in my podcast interview (download the MP3) of him, "IBM is saying we will not assert these patents against you and that's a great relief.

January 12, 2005 by David Berlind


Look out paid Wi-Fi: EV-DO (3G) is on a roll

Today's announcement by Novatel Wireless that its dual band EV-DO / 1xRTT PC card for notebook computers (and some handhelds) is available for usage through Verizon Wireless is precisely the reason I have some misgivings about public Wi-Fi. Verizon Wireless' network is based on CDMA technology.

January 12, 2005 by David Berlind

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Refresh of Internet Explorer inevitable?

Microsoft's growing endorsement of the Really Simple Syndication protocol (RSS) may leave the company with no choice but to refresh some of its desktop applications ahead of its current plans. News.

January 12, 2005 by David Berlind

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Wall Street: 'Blogs insignificant'

In response to my column about monoculture and podcasting, a reporter from a nationally known news organization contacted me for more details in hopes of determining whether a special report on blogging, RSS-type syndication, podcasting, social networking, and monoculture (all interrelated) might be worthwhile.

January 11, 2005 by David Berlind


Macworld keynote roundup

In his blog post, technology journalist Sandy McMurray does the best job I've seen today summarizing Steve Jobs' keynote presentation at Macworld and laying out the parade of announcements in its entirety in easy-to-read point-form format. A pair of ZDNet videos provides a close look at the new Mac Mini and iPod Shuffle, and a review offers some opinion.

January 11, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


Jobs and his new mini Mac

Steve Jobs is one of the few people in the world who can use terms like "amazing," "incredible," and "phenomenon" dozens of times in presentation and not be dismissed as a blowhard.

January 11, 2005 by ZDNet

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