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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 was the security editor for ZDNet.

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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Socialtext's Miki mobile wiki

Socialtext's Miki mobile wiki

I was chatting with Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText at Software 2006 yesterday, checking out his company's new Miki--what he calls the first mobile wiki--on his Nokia N90 phone. It's wikis 'to go,' optimized for any mobile Web browser and users collaborating on projects anytime, anywhere.

April 4, 2006 by in Mobility

What CIOs want...

What CIOs want...

The McKinsey & Company and Sand Hill Group Software Buyer Survey released at Software 2006 has some interesting data on software buying plans and trends. The survey is based on responses from 100 senior IT executives.

April 4, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Sony to become iTunes of books?

Sony to become iTunes of books?

From the company that brought you the rootkit debacle (Sony) comes news that it's latest incarnation of the electronic book -- the PRS-500 Portable Reader -- will be available for sale at Borders Bookstores.  Proprietary C.

April 4, 2006 by in Legal

Harnessing the content flow, part II

Harnessing the content flow, part II

GigaOm has a guest post by Robert Young that speaks to what I blogged about yesterday in "Harnessing the content flow." Young talks about how the flow is shifting from traditional media corporations to people-powered content communities:Simply put, each and every URL should be viewed as a container for content that, in turn, can be distributed and redistributed.

April 4, 2006 by in Security

On bearing witness

On bearing witness

It's a tragic, uncomfortable site, and while I'm glad I visited, I can't say I'd recommend it to my friends. Peter Gabriel's WITNESS organization provides video cameras (and training and support) to native people in a position to see and record human rights violations or their aftermath.

April 4, 2006 by in Hardware

ID techs and events all orbiting Berkman's Higgins Project

ID techs and events all orbiting Berkman's Higgins Project

Harvard Berkman Center senior fellow John Clippinger tipped me off to the Federal CTO Summit that's taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC from April 5-7. Clippinger is one of the speakers at tomorrow's event and will be contributiing to the discussion on streamlining information sharing and assurance -- a session that dovetails President Bush's Executive Order to establish an information sharing council.

April 4, 2006 by in Open Source

Google eases Map API restrictions

Google eases Map API restrictions

Google released its Maps API version 2, which include faster Javascript download, overlay maps, easier debugging, more map types and no page view limit (over 500K/day give Google some notice so they can prepare to handle the traffic) and a 90-day notice before ad related changes.

April 3, 2006 by in Google

Zimbra makes ALE, Calc and Write

Zimbra makes ALE, Calc and Write

The Zimbra Gang is at it again. After making waves with its mashed up, open source email/calendar collaboration suite and Zimlets, the company is adding new Web applications (what might as well be called Zimbra Calc and Zimbra Write) and ALE (AJAX Linking Embedding), a compound HTML document framework for embedding and linking AJAX components.

April 3, 2006 by in Developer

General Motors hosts ads attacking Chevy SUV

General Motors hosts ads attacking Chevy SUV

News.com executive editor Harry Fuller just walked into my office to tell me how General Motors still has a Web site up hosting dozens of negative ads about the Chevy Tahoe 72 hours after the unflattering and sometimes raunchy, x-rated content about the gas guzzling SUV appeared.

April 3, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Charles Simonyi: Space cadet

Charles Simonyi: Space cadet

I've been following the work of Charles Simonyi since his early days (Xerox Parc), Microsoft days (Word and Excel) and now Intentional Software days. In fact, I've been waiting for some news that Intentional, where Simonyi is President and CEO, has come up with the breakthrough technology to transform the act of programming.

April 3, 2006 by in Microsoft

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