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 Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, 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.

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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, 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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Want to buy a newfound  Excel exploit?

Want to buy a newfound Excel exploit?

The black market for malware visited eBay briefly this week. A seller who goes by the handle "fearwall" started auctioning a Microsoft Excel vulnerability on Wednesday, and it reached $56 before eBay shut it down.

December 9, 2005 by in E-Commerce

As legal woes loom, RIM co-CEO still talks up innovation

As legal woes loom, RIM co-CEO still talks up innovation

For a guy whose legendary mobile messenging network could be forced to shutdown due to a patent battle with NTP, Research in Motion (maker of the BlackBerry) president and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis (pictured left) seemed incredibly undistracted in his discussion of the company's more recent innovations as I interviewed him by phone yesterday morning.  Sure, he's legally embargoed from discussing the case as long as it remains unresolved.

December 8, 2005 by in BlackBerry

Should patents be device or task specific?

Should patents be device or task specific?

I was reading The Register's coverage of a talk given by Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo who claims that implementations of side-scrolling hierarchical menus such as those found on Apple's iPods are infringing on his company's recently awarded patent (US patent 6,928,433).  Apparently, the first appearance of such a user interface showed up on one of Creative's early generation MP3 players in 2000.

December 8, 2005 by in Legal

Explaining AJAX to your CIO

Explaining AJAX to your CIO

As I've mentioned before, Baseline Magazine is one of my favorites.  I love their detailed case studies because they are long enough to provide real meat.

December 7, 2005 by in CXO

Gartner:  Halt Blackberry deployments

Gartner: Halt Blackberry deployments

From ZDNet Australia: Analyst firm Gartner has advised its clients to halt deployments of Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail devices because of a legal battle that could see a judge effectively shut down the company's U.S.

December 7, 2005 by in BlackBerry

Worth reading: Itanium--a cautionary tale

Worth reading: Itanium--a cautionary tale

Worth reading: Stephen Shankland examines the first decade and a half in the life of Intel's Itanium processor (the project started in 1988) and chronicles what he calls a series of missteps that undermined the processor's ascent to the top of the heap. For context, Shankland details the current numbers:Despite years of marketing and product partnerships, Itanium remains a relative rarity among servers.

December 7, 2005 by in Servers

Next week's Syndicate Conference in SFO

Next week's Syndicate Conference in SFO

Next week, I'm heading out to San Francisco for the second edition of IDG's Syndicate Conference (disclosure: I'm an unpaid member of the conference's advisory board and have no financial interest in the conference or IDG).  Earlier this year during Syndicate's first edition, I sat on panel about podcasting and mostly talked about its disruptive nature to existing media (including existing Internet media) and how it changed my thinking as an executive editor here at ZDNet and CNET Networks.

December 7, 2005 by in Apple


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