Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a security writer-editor for ZDNet. He can be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. You can send him secure email with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish America Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. Rachel has a B.A. in Mass Communications and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she served as art director for the student magazine, Plated. In her spare time, she enjoys playing trumpet, learning rock climbing and archery, and listening to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Someday she also will be perfectly fluent in both French and Spanish. Someday.

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Beware of Google desktop search

Beware of Google desktop search

Google's desktop search software is so good that it exposes vulnerabilities on your computer that you didn't know about, says Bruce Schneier...mostly because of vulnerabilities in the design of Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, PGP and other programs...

November 29, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Gillmor Gang probes Sun's strategy

Gillmor Gang probes Sun's strategy

The Gillmor Gang probes the business and technology strategies promoted by Sun President Jonathan Schwartz. The Gang asks Schwartz about open-source Solaris, utility computing, the shift to services, the role of the CIO and about where Sun is placing its bets....

November 29, 2004 by in Oracle

Do too many cooks spoil the Wikipedia?

Do too many cooks spoil the Wikipedia?

The Wikipedia is an "open source" encyclopedia available free to anyone and--and this is the crucial, mysterious part--written and edited by anyone, too. So far it's accumulated 300,000+ articles on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology.

November 29, 2004 by in Open Source

Oracle vs. PeopleSoft case heading into overtime

Oracle vs. PeopleSoft case heading into overtime

The news that Judge Leo Strine has postponed the decision in Oracle's takeover attempt of PeopleSoft replayed the same thought I had near the end of a triple-overtime NBA basketball game last night in Oakland; ok, enough is enough, somebody please win already.

November 24, 2004 by in Oracle

Renegotiate software license deals now

Renegotiate software license deals now

Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered.

November 23, 2004 by in Processors

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson's redesigned website, Release 1.0 (a property of CNET Networks), has a new section called 'Fresh Produce' which features content that's lighter and more frequent than Release 1.

November 22, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

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