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 cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach 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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Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Recently, I wrote that social networks were double-edged swords for media companies… they can be assets, or liabilities.  While I’ve generally been quite positive about the strategic implications of media companies owning a social network, indulge me for a moment as I now go in the opposite direction by painting a potential “nightmare” scenario.

April 25, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Dan Rather on the state of American media

Dan Rather on the state of American media

Last night on the UC Berkeley campus, CBS News icon Dan Rather discussed the state of American media with Orville Schell, dean of the Journalism school. Rather discussed his lifelong love for journalism and his career, which was upended in 2005 due to the dust up over President Bush's service record.

April 25, 2006 by in Tech & Work

How the portable player tail wags the DRM and operating system dogs

How the portable player tail wags the DRM and operating system dogs

I often find myself banging my head against the wall when trying to explain how the relationships between portable multimedia devices, online music stores, digital rights management systems, and operating systems are leading us to a world where there a few players and ominously dangerous control points. Dangerous from a market perspective.

April 25, 2006 by in Legal

Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian unplugged

Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian unplugged

Sling Media is garnering the kind of consumer attention that TiVo has received over the years. Instead of time-shifting, Sling Media focuses on place-shifting with its Slingbox, which brings the TV experience (cable TV, TiVo, satellite, etc.

April 25, 2006 by in Reviews

Video goes Internet--the future of what you watch

Video goes Internet--the future of what you watch

On April 24, the Churchill Club held a panel discussion, "Video Goes Internet--The Future of What You Watch." The panelists included Rob Bennett, general manager, MSN Entertainment and Video Services at Microsoft; Jennifer Feikin, director of Google Video at Google; Blake Krikorian, founder & CEO of Sling Media; John Papanek, senior vice president and editorial director of ESPN New Media; and Ben White, vice president of Digital Media at MTV.

April 25, 2006 by in Google

Ward Cunningham on the origins of wiki

Ward Cunningham on the origins of wiki

Worth watching: John Gage, chief researcher and vice president of the Science Office at Sun, interviews wiki inventor Ward Cunningham at the Computer History Museum last night. He explains the history and evolution of the wiki.

April 25, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Will or could RSS get forked?

Will or could RSS get forked?

Last year, Microsoft came out with an extension to RSS called Simple Sharing Extensions  or SSE.  Microsoft wisely published the extension under the Attribution-Share Alike Creative Commons license -- the same license under which RSS is freely usable.

April 25, 2006 by in Legal

Anne, Carly and Hillary:  Separated at birth?

Anne, Carly and Hillary: Separated at birth?

After ZDNet senior editor David Grober updated today's blog about Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy with her photo, I wondered if perhaps these could all be the same woman? From left to right, Xerox turnaround artist Anne Mulcahy, HP turnaround wannabe Carly Fiorina, and the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee (according to Joe Trippi by way of Robert Scoble) Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

April 24, 2006 by in Tech Industry

DRM to join death and taxes.  Will Sun's DReaM spare us the nightmare?

DRM to join death and taxes. Will Sun's DReaM spare us the nightmare?

While I was on vacation last week, I noticed that Cory Doctorow issued a scathing review of Sun's Project DReaM in response to my podcast interview of Sun Labs director of engineering Tom Jacobs who heads up development of DReaM.  Under the auspices of an organization called the Open Media Commons, Sun is pitching DReaM as an open standards and open source DRM (digital rights management) technology (I prefer the acronym C.

April 24, 2006 by in Open Source

Segway: The new polo mount

Segway: The new polo mount

Silicon Valley polo players are replacing horses with Segways. At the Maker Faire, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discussed [video] how you can turn the $4,000 (or rent for $35 per hour) human transport machine in an agile, lightweight polo mount.

April 24, 2006 by in Tech Industry

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