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, covering cybersecurity, national security, policy and privacy. He is based out of the New York newsroom, and can also be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. You can contact him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

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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Shining the light on WeatherBug

Shining the light on WeatherBug

While I was at Gnomedex in Seattle, I met with blogger and PR maven Steve Rubel (CooperKatz & Company) and his client, Chris Sloop, a founder and the CTO of WeatherBug. Steve believes that the Web is transforming the practice of his profession.

June 29, 2005 by in Networking

The future of Java, part 1

The future of Java, part 1

"I would love to tinker with the Java language, but that’s not where I feel the pain now," said Java creator James Gosling during an early morning JavaOne session. He, along with Tim Bray, John Fowler and Simon Phipps, discussed the future of Java and applications development this morning at JavaOne.

June 29, 2005 by in Open Source

Why Microsoft's spam ploy is no solution

Why Microsoft's spam ploy is no solution

Microsoft's ploy to drum up business for its spam-filtering technology will probably be successful! That said, from my experience, the number of people depending upon e-mail forwarding must be considerable -- from an e-mail volume standpoint, perhaps staggering!

June 29, 2005 by in Tech Industry

The root of Sun's strategy

The root of Sun's strategy

I was talking with John Loiacono, executive vice president of software at Sun, about the roadmap for open sourcing Sun's software and how Sun profits from the strategy. At the root of the strategy is Sun's belief that whoever has the developers, gets the applications, which begets customers, which drive revenues.

June 28, 2005 by in Oracle

Can AMD break the Intel code of silence?

Can AMD break the Intel code of silence?

By the time you read this, you will have most certainly heard that AMD is suing Intel.  According to the complaint that AMD filed with the US District Court in Delaware, AMD is accusing Intel of engaging in behavior that violates US antitrust law and is seeking both injunctive relief and an as-of-yet undetermined amount of loss-related and punitive damages.

June 28, 2005 by in Processors

Reducing the cost of health care

Reducing the cost of health care

At the May meeting of the National Association of State CIOs, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt had some bad news about Medicaid:"Medicaid expenditures will exceed public education expenditures for the first time this year. If health care begins to push out all other priorities, it throws off the economic equation.

June 28, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

BEA heads further down open source, Eclipse paths

BEA heads further down open source, Eclipse paths

Like every other major software vendor that wants a piece of the Java action, or has a piece of the Java action to protect, BEA is another company that’s looking to manage its presence in an increasingly open source world while hoping to preserve the once lush pastures of the old and tired commercial software model.

June 27, 2005 by in Open Source

IBM and Sun coming to terms on Java and Solaris 10

IBM and Sun coming to terms on Java and Solaris 10

I knew something was up this morning at JavaOne when I saw Java founder James Gosling schmoozing with Robert LeBlanc, IBM general manager for WebSphere. Also present was Rod Smith, vice president of emerging technologies at IBM and an advocate of open sourcing Java.

June 27, 2005 by in Open Source

The Supremes Rule Against Grokster

The Supremes Rule Against Grokster

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision this morning, ruled that "One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright ... is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties using the device, regardless of the device's lawful uses.

June 27, 2005 by in Legal

Preview of Sun's JavaOne announcements for Monday

Preview of Sun's JavaOne announcements for Monday

Sun is conducting daily previews of the announcements it will be making on each day of the JavaOne 2005 conference being held in San Francisco.   The audio version of the conference call is available as an MP3 that can be downloaded or, if you’re already subscribed to ZDNet’s IT Matters series of audio podcasts, it will show up on your system or MP3 player automatically.

June 27, 2005 by in Open Source

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