Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and 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 the security editor for ZDNet. You can send tips securely via Signal and WhatsApp to 646-755-8849, and his PGP fingerprint for email is: 4D0E 92F2 E36A EC51 DAAE 5D97 CB8C 15FA EB6C EEA5.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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TechNet: 'Nuclear world is a green world'

TechNet: 'Nuclear world is a green world'

TechNet, a bipartisan, political action group of high tech senior executives that promotes the growth of technology and innovation, hosted a dinner last night in Palo Alto to discuss some of its agenda items, which have included stances on education, patent reform, stock options and broadband and Internet policy. The newest agenda, a Green Technologies Initiative, was the subject of discussion last night.

November 15, 2006 by in Innovation

Rearden Commerce goes for scale with American Express

Rearden Commerce goes for scale with American Express

After two years of dancing across the table, Rearden Commerce and American Express Business Travel partnered up to scale out employee business services beyond the big three, air, hotel and car rental. American Express Business Travel is white labeling Rearden Commerce's employee services platform and making a $22.

November 14, 2006 by in After Hours

Microsoft's patch day fiesta

Microsoft's patch day fiesta

It's patch Tuesday and that can only mean two things: Lots of patches and varying reports on how important the patches are. Meanwhile, the tech world seems to have trouble nailing down the number of flaws and patches.

November 14, 2006 by in Security

Welcome Larry Dignan to BTL

Welcome Larry Dignan to BTL

You may have noticed posts penned by Larry Dignan on Between the Lines the last few days. He joined us this week as as a BTL anchor blogger and executive editor of ZDNet news and blogs.

November 14, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Why Microsoft's Zune can't dent Apple's iPod

Why Microsoft's Zune can't dent Apple's iPod

Microsoft's Zune music player has little or no chance of denting Apple's iPod juggernaut and contrary to all the digital ink spilled on product comparisons and reviews most of the reasons are strategic. Apple has built up quite a moat around its iPod business.

November 14, 2006 by in Apple

On seeing but especially on being seen

On seeing but especially on being seen

A computer vision system developed at the University of Texas (Austin) can tell the difference between friendly behavior (shaking someone's hand) and aggressive behavior (punching someone's face). If true, the technology could render moot the most vexing question in mass video surveillance: How do we get enough people to sit in the dark watching screens?

November 13, 2006 by in United Kingdom

One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill

One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill

Against the backdrop of all the vendors who've been indemnifying their customers against this, that, or the other lawsuit, I keep telling people that it's highly unlikely that vendors are going to sue you if the software you got from someone else (eg: Red Hat) infringes on a patent that belongs to someone else (eg: Microsoft). You could argue that using software that infringes on someone else's patent is no different a form of misappropriation of intellectual property than outright piracy.

November 13, 2006 by in Microsoft

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