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.

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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 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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New world for journalism, PR and marketing

New world for journalism, PR and marketing

Pioneer blogger and Silicon Valley journalist Dan Gillmor's We the Media (O'Reilly, July 2004) is an enlightening and instructive look at how the Internet and new electronic tools are challenging traditional notions of media and influence. In fact, the horse has left the barn.

July 20, 2004 by in Tech Industry

HP memo forecasts Microsoft attacks on free software

HP memo forecasts Microsoft attacks on free software

NewsForge reports on a two-year-old HP memo that forecasts Microsoft patent attacks on free software. The recently re-discovered memo briefly explains a patent cross-licensing deal between HP and Microsoft, and asserts that Microsoft will soon be launching a patent-based legal offensive against Linux and other free software projects.

July 19, 2004 by in Legal

"Meta-mail" to manage processes and attention

"Meta-mail" to manage processes and attention

I talked with Esther Dyson about "meta-mail," her term for the extension of e-mail into a broader set of tools that can manage processes and the user's attention, instead of just information and content. The user remains in a familiar workspace environment, but has the use of the equivalent of "a spreadsheet for process rather than a spreadsheet for numbers.

July 19, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Read the mind of your pet monkey

Read the mind of your pet monkey

Brain implants have been used to read the minds of monkeys to predict what they are about to do and even how enthusiastic they are about doing it. This is the first time such high-level cognitive brain signals have been decoded, and the research could ultimately lead to more natural thought-activated prosthetic devices for people, such as a robotic arm that is triggered by thought.

July 19, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Cell phones in flight--please, no

Cell phones in flight--please, no

Qualcomm and American Airlines showed off a wireless phone service at 30,000 feet using CDMA technology. An executive from American Airline predicted that federal restrictions on airplace cell phone use could be lifted within two years.

July 18, 2004 by in Mobility

New sleeper worm may have al-Qaida link

New sleeper worm may have al-Qaida link

A second variant of the Atak worm, which goes to sleep to avoid detection by antivirus software, has been linked to an al-Qaida sympathizer who once threatened to release a powerful worm if the United States attacked Iraq.

July 16, 2004 by in Security

Autonomic installation

Autonomic installation

Autonomic computing proposes that an IT environment can operate with the responsiveness and independence of the human nervous system. It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it is one of the most important areas of technology research and development.

July 16, 2004 by in Hardware

Telecommunications data rates as predictable as Moore's Law

Telecommunications data rates as predictable as Moore's Law

Edholm's Law, attributed to Phil Edholm, CTO of Nortel, states that wireless, nomadic and wireline telecommunications categories march almost in lock step--their data rates increase on similar exponential curves, the slower rates trailing the faster ones by a predictable time lag. Check out this cool chart for a visual explanation.

July 15, 2004 by in Networking

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