Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Funniest Quote from Startup Camp

Pictured above (in white) holding court with industry celebs Patrick Chanezon (left, Google), Dave Sifry (Technorati) and Tim Bray (Sun), Amazon's Jeff Barr is giving a mind blowing demonstration of how he recently spoke a conference using Second Life. When these three folks get wowed by something, you know its special and when I took a peek, I was pretty blown away.

November 3, 2006 by David Berlind


Entrepreneurs and VCs descend on Silicon Valley for Startup Camp

For the last two days, I've been playing head counselor at Startup Camp in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Although we don't have an exact headcount just yet, the event has drawn approximately 325-350 attendees, most of whom are entrepreneurs that are either thinking of starting up a company, are already up and running but haven't launched yet, are launching now or just launched, or are in post launch mode.

November 3, 2006 by David Berlind


Strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?

Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool Linux geek or a Redmond-eesta this one has to have you wondering about what in the world either vendor (the one you love, or the one you love to hate) is up to.

November 2, 2006 by Marc Wagner


After hi-tech failed me, low-tech reunites a lost iPod with its owner

If you have been following the saga of the 30GB video iPod that I recently found on an United Airlines aircraft, then you'd know that I tried to turn the Web into a giant lost and found. I'm not sure how many people joined the quest (by pointing to my initial blog) to reunite the lost iPod with its owner, but it was a lot.

November 2, 2006 by David Berlind


$15 mobile phones? It's all about "ARPU"

From, our sister site in the UK, Gemma Simpson reports: Mobile phones costing less than $15 will be available in developing countries by 2008, Motorola Chairman David Brown has predicted.

November 2, 2006 by David Berlind


Oracle pulls out checkbook for Stellent

Enterprise content management provider Stellent agreed to take $440 million of Oracle's money today. Stellent has been looking for a suitor and Oracle continues its shopping spree to be the Wal-Mart of enterprise software.

November 2, 2006 by Dan Farber


What happened to Mark Hurd's SuperDome memory?

HP CEO Mark Hurd can't seem to recall much related to his company's spying campaign in his responses to questions from the House subcommittee. He could have said "on the advice of lawyers my memory is fuzzy.

November 2, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Cryptography celebrates a birthday

If you're into cryptography, you'll want to check out the photos,slides, and podcasts from the Thirty Years of Public KeyCryptography event held at the Computer History Museum on Oct 26.

November 2, 2006 by Phil Windley


Web office is about collaboration

The future of Web-based office tools isn't in displacing their offline cousins. Rather, it's in doing things that they don't do well. Once such niche is collaboration.

November 1, 2006 by Phil Windley