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

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Apple: Why not set .Mac free?

Apple: Why not set .Mac free?

The Macworld Steve Jobs keynotes are a good way to start the year. Jobs tends to set the bar for what the user experience should be for computing devices, providing perspective on what others are doing to make the human-computer interface less one sided.

January 11, 2006 by in Apple

The bandwidth scarcity myth

The bandwidth scarcity myth

In one of his latest missives from CES, Bob Frankston reminds us of how bandwidth isn't nearly as scarce as some would lead you to believe and that it's just that some people are making up reasons for why most of what's there needs to be dominated by something that's commercially profitable (like video on demand) for the established companies that don't want themselves or their Draconian business models to be disintermediated by the Internet.

January 11, 2006 by in Open Source

Scoble gets to bottom of Verizon/MP3 snafu

Scoble gets to bottom of Verizon/MP3 snafu

Last week, I linked to an Engadget blog that claimed at least one Verizon Wireless' phone was defeating MP3 playback because Microsoft required it to.  By way of Robert Scoble, here's part of the official word from Microsoft's Windows Media Team  on that: It is absolutely untrue.

January 10, 2006 by in Mobility

Video: Apple's podcasting platform

Video: Apple's podcasting platform

Video: At Macworld, Steve Jobs shows off the latest version of GarageBand and uses it to create his own podcast where he makes up "rumors" about an 8-pound iPod. Of course, GarageBand podcast work well with iTunes' podcast directory.

January 10, 2006 by in Apple

Oracle and Sun take aim at Microsoft, IBM and HP

Oracle and Sun take aim at Microsoft, IBM and HP

I'm at the Oracle/Sun announcement, sandwiched in the second row between news.com's Stephen Shankland and Gillmor Gang Steve Gillmor waiting for the wisecracking CEOs, Ellison and McNealy, to hit the stage at Oracle's conference center in Redwood City, CA.

January 10, 2006 by in Oracle

Transitioning from PowerPC to Intel Macs

Transitioning from PowerPC to Intel Macs

I caught up with chip expert Nathan Brookwood of Insight64 after the Jobs keynote to get take on Apple's shift to Intel and whether users will experience any serious bumps in the road, besides having to spend money on new software. "Apple seems to be doing all of the right things to minimize the pain that customers will experience moving from PowerPC to the Intel Mac platform.

January 10, 2006 by in Apple

Jobs delivers the Intel goods--perfect timing

Jobs delivers the Intel goods--perfect timing

Steve Jobs walked on the sparse Macworld Expo stage just after 9:00 AM PST and started  with the financial results for the quarter, a record $5.7 billion, including 14 million iPods and about 3 million songs per day sold.

January 10, 2006 by in Apple

Speaking at Harvard today

Speaking at Harvard today

The folks over at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard's School of Law have invited me to come be a guest speaker for their "Berkman Luncheon Series" which takes place most Tuesdays.  I was first exposed to the Berkman Center about a year ago when I attended its Blogging Journalism, and Credibility Conference and have been a huge fan of the Center ever since.

January 9, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Are we heading for a serious identity crisis?

Are we heading for a serious identity crisis?

If you've been following our series on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) [sic], then you know that DRM is wall-building material when it comes to turning the Internet into a bunch of segregated nets or "walled-gardens."  Apple has its walled garden consisting of the iTunes Music Store (as a source of content) and compatible end-user devices (iTunes software, iPods, etc.

January 9, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

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