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 send tips securely via Signal and WhatsApp to 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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Charles Simonyi: From Microsoft Word to outer space

Charles Simonyi: From Microsoft Word to outer space

Charles Simonyi is on his way to the International Space Station aboard Expedition 15, which  blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 17:31 GMT April 7. Along with other crew members, Charles is slated to rendezvous with the space station on April 9 at 19:15 GMT.

April 8, 2007 by in Innovation

VMWare Fusion Beta 3 is out

VMWare Fusion Beta 3 is out

VMWare released the third installment of it's beta release of Fusion, it's desktop virtualization product for OS X. I wrote some detailed notes at when I explored the Beta 2 release.

April 6, 2007 by in VMWare

Eric Schmidt's security costs lag tech peers

Eric Schmidt's security costs lag tech peers

Google's proxy statement revealed that CEO Eric Schmidt had total compensation of $557,466 in 2006 and nearly all of that was security services. A small blogosphere ruckus has erupted because Schmidt received $532,755 for personal security in 2006.

April 5, 2007 by in Security

Craigslist's secret sauce: Smut

Craigslist's secret sauce: Smut

Craigslist has 17 million people visiting its site a month, but many of them are there for a little more that apartment rentals, concert tickets and miscellaneous junk. Compete's Stephen Bagg shows that erotic services more than doubles the next category in terms of individual visitors.

April 5, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Podcast: Windows flaws, DRM, Yahoo, Facebook and more...

Podcast: Windows flaws, DRM, Yahoo, Facebook and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, Larry Dignan fills in for David, who is taking a few days off to chase the little white, dimpled ball around the countryside with a stick and his son. Larry and I riff on the messy, infectious Windows animated cursor flaw, EMI and Apple partnering to free up music from DRM for an additional 30 cents and whether Yahoo made a misstep by not acquiring Facebook months ago.

April 5, 2007 by in Social Enterprise

EU to Microsoft: Licensing fee? Try free

EU to Microsoft: Licensing fee? Try free

If European Union regulators have their way Microsoft will have to turn over technical information about its Windows operating system for little to no compensation. According to documents seen by the Financial Times the EU and Microsoft remain far apart on the details of the EU's antitrust ruling three years ago.

April 4, 2007 by in EU

Technorati's transitions to the Live Web and taggers

Technorati's transitions to the Live Web and taggers

I didn't know this but Technorati has gone from being a company that basically searches blogs to being the "recognized authority on user-generated content search" and "pre-eminent authority on what people are saying online." In any case, despite the lofty self references, the company issued its latest today state of the blogosphere, now called the “State of the Live Web” (thanks to Doc Searls).

April 4, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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