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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Will you be victimized by a patent terrorist?

Will you be victimized by a patent terrorist?

Although he doesn't come right out and say it, Richard Wilder, who is a partner with law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and is also an intellectual-property counsel for the Association for Competitive Technology has labeled SCO as a "patent terrorist." Wilder's definition of a patent terrorists is a company whose business model is based on patent litigation as athreat and licensing as a revenue source.

January 6, 2005 by in Legal

Bookmark: Answers.com

Bookmark: Answers.com

GuruNet is one of my most valued "micro" applications. It provides answers to basic queries, using over 100 reference sources, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, Wikipedia, and sources for government, legal, science, medical, sports, religion, arts and culture info.

January 4, 2005 by in Tech Industry

iWork + iLife = Apple

iWork + iLife = Apple

Rumors are now flying that Apple is prepping iWork, a Microsoft Office competitor that includes an updated version of Keynote, Apple's PowerPoint equivalent, and a new word processor (an old term from the early days of office automation--how about document maker). So...

January 4, 2005 by in Apple

Where have all the good databases gone

Where have all the good databases gone

Former Microsoft and BEA and now Google software wizard Adam Bosworth has a controversial blog post on the problems with today's database products, and calls on the open source community to rise up and create the Apache of databases...My message is to the Open Source community that has, so ably, built LAMP (Linux, Apache and Tomcat and MySQL and PHP and PERL and Python).

January 4, 2005 by in Data Management

Miss or Mister Manners in the digital age

Miss or Mister Manners in the digital age

Last year Microsoft Research has developed the SenseCam, a sort of "personal black box" that records up to 2,000 wide-angle VGA pictures of your day along with acceleration, temperature, and light levels. It can be worn as a badge, and uses information from its sensors--such as sudden movement or light-level changes--to decide when to take a picture.

January 4, 2005 by in Tech Industry

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