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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Why blogging matters

Why blogging matters

As a Web communications tool, blog software utilizes a fairly standardized format for sticking content on the Internet. It's far easier that building a personal or business Web page, and is appropriately scaled for dashing off notes and responses or posting passionate, or more detached, manifestos, proclamations, encomiums and rants.

November 21, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

IBM: The computer isn't the network.  It's the blade chassis.

IBM: The computer isn't the network. It's the blade chassis.

If you're buying servers and you're thinking it might be time to give the blade form factor a look (which I highly recommend you do), or, if you're already into blades but willing to consider switching vendors (very hard to do since there are no blade standards), then IBM's BladeCenter is definitely worth a look.  Surprisingly, ZDNet's readers still beat me up every time I write about blades saying that by the time they reach the end of what I've written, they still don't know what a blade is.

November 21, 2005 by in Hardware

RSS + OPML/ SSE = Really Simple Synchronization

RSS + OPML/ SSE = Really Simple Synchronization

Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie is blogging about a new specification--SSE (Simple Sharing Extensions) for RSS and OPML--that Microsoft is proposing.  The SSE specification, which is an early draft, is being released under a Creative Commons license – Attribution-ShareAlike, and has input from RSS and OPML pioneer Dave Winer, who comments on SSE in his blog today.

November 21, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

TiVo warms to the iPod

TiVo warms to the iPod

The video iPod isn't the first portable device to play video, but it is an iPod and that seems to make all the difference.  I think it will be a watershed in portable video--finally making it mainstream.

November 21, 2005 by in Apple

Two Solaris advantages

Two Solaris advantages

Sun's Solaris offers IBM one very important feature that AIX cannot -- a mature Intel port. (See David Berlind's "Predictions of Solaris' death were obviously premature.

November 20, 2005 by in Open Source

Sony rootkit: The untold story

Sony rootkit: The untold story

In light of the way Bruce Schneier has published Sony's DRM Rootkit: The real story -- a story that recounts how quickly things have gone from bad to worse for Sony, I thought it would only be fitting to publish the untold story (does our industry have the equivalent of the E! Hollywood True Story?

November 18, 2005 by in Security

The Google Internet

The Google Internet

The pseudonymous Robert X. Cringely has an interesting take on what Google is really up to with its dark fiber acquisitions and growing number of data centers.

November 17, 2005 by in Google

In wake of  Solaris' renaissance, predictions of its death were obviously premature

In wake of Solaris' renaissance, predictions of its death were obviously premature

Despite predictions of its demise, Unix -- and in particular, Sun's Solaris flavor -- appears to be convalescing instead of following the downward spiral that's typical for operating systems that fall from grace (the PalmOS for example).  In June 2004, after Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond penned an open letter asking Sun to open source Java, I asked Raymond if he was thinking about penning a similar letter to Sun about Solaris.

November 17, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

A naked plug

A naked plug

("Naked Plug" means Unapologetic Advertisement, not Immodest Cork.) Accenture Technology Labs has just released a new set of high-quality videos highlighting our work in Predictive Monitoring, Cargo Monitoring, Sensor Telemetry, Intelligent Home Services, Online Health Services, and several other areas.

November 17, 2005 by in Tech Industry

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