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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The future in review

The future in review

Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service (SNS), opened his Future In Review (FIRe)  conference Monday night in San Diego with a comparison to D3, a concurrent Wall Street Journal-sponsored conference featuring Steve Jobs, also happening near San Diego. FIRe has an incredible line up of presenters, and I will be blogging from the event this week.

May 23, 2005 by in Banking

The reality of Web services

The reality of Web services

Andrew McAfee, an associate professor in the technology and operations management unit at Harvard Business School, has been studying who uses Web services and why. More interesting, perhaps, are his insights into why using Web services remains hard.

May 23, 2005 by in Cloud

Unstoppable?  The Microsoft media juggernaut

Unstoppable? The Microsoft media juggernaut

Three weeks ago, when I penned my third piece on how Microsoft is very much poised to dominate the media player and authoring landscape (the other two posts are here, and here, and there's also a video of my whiteboard session on the topic), I had no idea what Microsoft had waiting in the wings.  First, its announcement with Philips and second, the launch of the next version of its mobile operating platform (code-named Magneto, but officially Windows Mobile 5.

May 23, 2005 by in Windows

Speed while you can

Speed while you can

The National Information and Communications Technology Australia lab in Canberra has developed a driver's "assistant" that automatically reads speed limit signs and alerts the driver if he exceeds the posted speed. It also detects stop signs and signals an alert if the car isn't slowing down rapidly enough.

May 23, 2005 by in Hardware

Long live COBOL?

Long live COBOL?

Search390 reports the results of a Micro Focus survey on mainframes and COBOL.  According to the survey, COBOL is still the dominant language on mainframe computers and the median age of COBOL programmers is 45-59.

May 20, 2005 by in Tech & Work

What's left for RSS to disrupt? Plenty

What's left for RSS to disrupt? Plenty

Updated 5/20/05: Steve Gillmor is back on "the air" again.   Under the name the "Gillmor Daily," Gillmor's new regular gig featured Dave Winer (credited with the birth or rebirth of the XML-RPC, RSS, podcasting, and OPML) for the first show and based on what is said near the show's end, Winer will be making regular appearances.

May 20, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Semantic web looking for the killer app

Semantic web looking for the killer app

Tim Berners-Lee continues to preach the gospel of the semantic web.  Speaking at the Fourth Annual Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Boston, Berners-Lee discussed how the semantic web could solve problems in the life sciences: Life scientists in particular could find the Semantic Web a useful tool and in so doing "provide leadership to lots of other fields" in implementing this next-generation Web technology, Berners-Lee said.

May 20, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Google personalizes homepage

Google personalizes homepage

At Google's Factory Tours for press and analysts today, the company rolled out its MyYahoo-like personalized home page. At this point, the content sources are limited, but it's a good indicator that Google's intent to become a full-fledged portal and more of a home base for users.

May 19, 2005 by in Google

Mr. Gates' new workplace

Mr. Gates' new workplace

Bill Gates' latest publically available e-mail/position paper/market vision statement/Office product feature prequel/outline for a new book tackles the "new world of work":Advances in pattern recognition, smart content, visualization and simulation, as well as innovations in hardware, displays and wireless networks, all give us an opportunity to re-imagine how software can help people get their jobs done.

May 19, 2005 by in Microsoft

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