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. You can securely reach him on Signal and WhatsApp at 646-755-8849, and his PGP fingerprint for email is: 4D0E 92F2 E36A EC51 DAAE 5D97 CB8C 15FA EB6C EEA5.

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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Stem Cell Research: The Hope, the Reality & the Future

Stem Cell Research: The Hope, the Reality & the Future

At a Churchill Club event on July 13, entitled "Stem Cell Research: The Hope, the Reality & the Future," Silicon Valley VCs, a biopharmaceutical executive and a pioneering stem cell scientist discussed the controversial topic. With the passage of Proposition 71 in November, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been tapped to distribute nearly $300 million annually in stem cell funds for 10 years to California universities and research institutions.

August 1, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

A flaw in Cisco's response to a security problem

A flaw in Cisco's response to a security problem

Worth reading: George Ou's blog posting on the public spat and legal maneuvering by Cisco after researcher Michael Lynn showed during a session at the Black Hat security conference how he could exploit a flaw in Cisco's hardware and software platform that could potentially bring the Internet to its knees.

August 1, 2005 by in Cisco

Sun's  definition of  'quality'

Sun's definition of 'quality'

Sun's Jonathan Schwartz blogs about how his company came up with a simple measure of quality, based on asking customers the following yes or no question: 'Would you recommend Sun?'    "So what defines quality at Sun?

August 1, 2005 by in Oracle

The state of surveillance

The state of surveillance

Worth reading: BusinessWeek looks at the state of surveillance, ranging chips and biochemical sensors that identify your "halo" to artificial noses that sniff out explosives. And don't forget about the satellite images that see all from afar.

August 1, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Seen any perfect storms lately?

Seen any perfect storms lately?

The perfect storm. That's the latest descriptor popping up for the supposedly "disruptive" forces at work altering the balance of power and contributing to the rise of new business models and concepts.

August 1, 2005 by in Networking

Bloggers and journalists responsible for shades of gray between them

Bloggers and journalists responsible for shades of gray between them

Over on Scripting News, Dave Winer says he's interested to hear what I have to say about how the tables got turned on Microsoft when Microsoft's Robert Scoble (claims to be blogger) ended up issuing corrections to the reporting done by The Register's Andrew Orlowski (assumed to be a journalist).   In a related blog entry -- and in a demonstration of the realtime vetting (of anything) that only the blogosphere is capable of -- Scoble starts to keep score of the ensuing diligence.

July 29, 2005 by in Microsoft

Beyond hybrids, more Intel nods to AMD?

Beyond hybrids, more Intel nods to AMD?

Earlier today, I summarized the part of my discussion with Intel's enterprise marketing director Shannon Poulin that had to do with the market requirements for server chips that generate a minimal amount of heat with as little compromise to processing power as possible.  Prowess and heat have always at odds with one another when producing chips.

July 28, 2005 by in Processors

We are the Web

We are the Web

Worth reading: When I got home I cracked open my new issue (yes, I still enjoy a good dose of printed pages) of Wired (August 2005) and came upon Kevin Kelly's article "We are the Web." He gives his view of where the digital world came from and where it's heading.

July 28, 2005 by in Start-Ups

When society makes technical decisions

When society makes technical decisions

Britain's plans for a universal ID card  have suffered at the hands of of a London School of Economics report (PDF) that called into question the scheme's implementation.  Now, an organization called the Pledge Bank has started a campaign to build a legal defense fund for people who publicly declare that they'll refuse to register for the new ID card.

July 28, 2005 by in Data Management

Shining example of why patents and standards don't mix

Shining example of why patents and standards don't mix

I've routinely used ZDNet as a bully pulpit directed at both the sellers and buyers of technologies who look to establish or adopt certain standards that have patents connected to them.   When a proprietary (often patented) technology earns the status of de facto standard (aka: practically unchallenged market dominance), the licensor of that technology (usually the patent holder) is basically afforded a legal monopoly and an unprecedented amount of market control.

July 27, 2005 by in Legal

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