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 a security writer-editor for ZDNet. He can be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. You can send him secure email with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish America Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. Rachel has a B.A. in Mass Communications and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she served as art director for the student magazine, Plated. In her spare time, she enjoys playing trumpet, learning rock climbing and archery, and listening to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Someday she also will be perfectly fluent in both French and Spanish. Someday.

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Offshoring havens

Offshoring havens

Andy McCue of Silicon.com looks at how other Asian countries are catching up fast to India, along with the emerging 'nearshore' cheap bases in Eastern European countries.

June 23, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Bronze or iron age?

Bronze or iron age?

In my interview with Vint Cerf, he characterized the Internet as moving from the stone age to the iron age. Now in a BBC interview another Internet pioneer--Paul Mockapetris, who created Domain Name System (.

June 23, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Microsoft & Linux

Microsoft & Linux

QUOTABLE: "If you look at all the FUD that Microsoft has levied against Linux, it is all about cost of deployment, cost of management, cost of administration. The reason the costs are lower on Windows is because the management tools are more mature.

June 23, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

COMDEX Interruptus

COMDEX Interruptus

We won't be going to Las Vegas this year for the annual gathering of the computing industry. MediaLive International, the company behind COMDEX, is cancelling this year's event due to lack of support from leading technology vendors.

June 23, 2004 by in Tech Industry

PeopleSoft's Dilemma

PeopleSoft's Dilemma

PeopleSoft CEO, and former Oracle executive, Craig Conway can dish it out. While in London he attributed Oracle's hostile takeover bid to Larry Ellison's rabid jealousy over PeopleSoft's merger with J.

June 22, 2004 by in Oracle

Hold on! Don't buy that new Sprint phone just yet

Hold on! Don't buy that new Sprint phone just yet

If you were thinking about buying a new Sprint phone (or even a Verizon one), you may want to hold off until their networks are fully upgraded to EV-DO. For CDMA, the technology on which both Sprint and Verizon have based their wireless data networks (as opposed to GPRS for Cingular and T-Mobile), EV-DO is the next evolutionary step beyond CDMA's most prevalent iteration (known as 1xRTT).

June 22, 2004 by in Mobility

Sun shines on desktop Linux

Sun shines on desktop Linux

Sun and Red Hat offer a credible desktop Linux for enterprises that is comparable to Windows, but for less than a third of the cost of MS Office. Driver problems persist, but it's not a permanent problem.

June 22, 2004 by in Linux

Stealth wallpaper

Stealth wallpaper

British defense contractor BAE Systems has developed a stealth wallpaper designed to stop electronic eavesdropping on Wi-Fi networks. Next up: stealth clothing...

June 21, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Top 500 supercomputers

Top 500 supercomputers

The results of the monster truck rally of supercomputing have been posted, and the 5,120 processor NEC Earth Simulator is again the clear winner. Size does matter: IBM's highly ranked Blue Gene/L (which is about the size of eight refrigerators), for example, is puny and slow compared to the Earth Simulator, which occupies a room 71 yards long and 55 yards wide.

June 21, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Vint Cerf on the Internet's future

Vint Cerf on the Internet's future

I caught up with Vint Cerf, and he waxed poetically, politically, philosophically and practically about where the Internet is headed, the role of ICANN and the status of IPv6. Vint also recommends a solution for spammers: public flogging...

June 17, 2004 by in Tech Industry

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