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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Gadget Watch: Cat-shaped LCD monitors and flower speakers

Gadget Watch: Cat-shaped LCD monitors and flower speakers

Two cool items from Japan that you may never get to buy:Kitty cat screeni-Mii, a 15-inch, cat-shaped LCD monitor from Greenhouse has ears that function as speakers, while the feet and tail function as the stand. Available in green and orange, the display runs at 1024x768 and will sell for around $400 US later this year.

September 15, 2004 by in Hardware

CA interim CEO steps up to the plate

CA interim CEO steps up to the plate

I interviewed Ken Cron, interim CEO at Computer Associates, about the challenges ahead for CA--growing revenues, potential layoffs, offshore hiring, the ongoing government investigation (which he says will be resolves shortly) and whether he would take the permanent CEO slot if offered...

September 14, 2004 by in CXO

Grading George Bush on tech

Grading George Bush on tech

No matter how hard you look, you won't find much regarding technology mentioned in President Bush's recent convention speech. Bush didn't bring up Internet taxes, cheaper broadband, or tax credits -- the closest he came was a mention of his campaign Web site.

September 14, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Novell both-source vision

Novell both-source vision

Speaking yesterday at Novell's annual conference in Barcelona, CEO Jack Messman told customers and partners that Microsoft's exhaustive license fees for Windows have prevented enterprises and developers from directing cash into more "innovative" software. "Microsoft has sucked $60 billion out of our industry that could have been used for innovation," said Messman, who thinks innovation stands a better chance with Novell's brand of juggling the open-source and proprietary worlds.

September 13, 2004 by in Open Source

Security vendors pitch aggravated SMBs

Security vendors pitch aggravated SMBs

Security breaches can impact companies in a variety of adverse ways. But when Yankee Group (registration required) surveyed small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), unwanted aggravation came out on top of the list:Sixty-eight percent of SMBs quantified their security issues from the last year only as a nuisance resulting in no real down time or inability to function as a business.

September 13, 2004 by in Security

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