Smart Takes

Welcome to Smart Takes

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Welcome to Smart Takes. Our aim is pretty simple: we hope to provide an entertaining look at the news through the SmartPlanet lens.

Welcome to Smart Takes. Our aim is pretty simple. We hope to provide an entertaining look at the news through the SmartPlanet lens.

Have you ever spent your day wondering...

  • Whether Cash for Clunkers will have its desired effect? And whether that initial pop for the auto industry is worth the money?
  • Whether targeting subprime cellular customers is such a bright idea?
  • And whether rebranding an old retailer can pay off?

If so you're in the right place. With any luck we'll find plenty of smart things to highlight throughout the day that'll make you go hmm. I'll be hosting the blog along with Andrew Nusca to peg the breaking events that may (or may not) help us get a little smarter.

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Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan is editor-in-chief of SmartPlanet and ZDNet. He is also editorial director of TechRepublic. Previously, he was an editor at eWeek, Baseline and CNET News. He has written for WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, New York Times and Financial Planning. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware. He is based in New York but resides in Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure