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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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A guide for would-be conspiracy theorists

A guide for would-be conspiracy theorists

In his most recent column, Michael Kanellos has come up with a five-step method for coming up with conspiracy theories . He cites emotion as the source of all conspiracy theories: "When you get down to it, the industry is centered around logic but ruled by emotion.

August 31, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Recovering from  Katrina

Recovering from Katrina

Katrina has taken a terrible toll in human life and devastated communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, recovery firms are helping getting business back online.

August 30, 2005 by in Laptops

Analysts surprised by EV-DO price drop?  Doh

Analysts surprised by EV-DO price drop? Doh

News.com's Marguerite Reardon has reported that Verizon Wireless is getting aggressive on mobile broadband by dropping the all-the-data-you-can-eat-per-month price on its high speed wireless broadband service from $80 per month to $60 per month.

August 29, 2005 by in Mobility

Win FS beta 1 is born

Win FS beta 1 is born

For those of you anxious for Microsoft's next generation file system, Channel 9 has a one hour video on Win FS with lead developers via cinematographer/interviewer Robert Scoble. The Win FS team also has a blog.

August 29, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Commercial open source, a misnomer?

Commercial open source, a misnomer?

I received an e-mail from Simon Romanski, director of information systems at Fulfillment America, asking about the nature of open source software and its intersection with commercialism. Open source software (the code) is free and open.

August 29, 2005 by in Open Source

Have you done your pre-Fall digital housecleaning yet?

Have you done your pre-Fall digital housecleaning yet?

With summer almost over and things already picking up (I'm referring to Intel's Developer Forum taking place last week and Microsoft Professional Developer Conference coming up in two), I'm taking these last couple of week of summer to get ready for the Fall rush. Fall is always the busiest time of year for the technology business.

August 29, 2005 by in Hardware

The golden opportunity that security vendors are ignoring

The golden opportunity that security vendors are ignoring

During a recent e-mail interview with Comcast spokesperson Jeanne Russo, I learned that the company is providing up to seven free copies each of McAfee's Viruscan, McAfee's Personal Firewall Plus, and McAfee's Privacy Service (for parental control and identity theft protection) to it's subscribers.  The offer includes any updates as long as customers continue to subscribe to Comcast as their broadband Internet Service Provider.

August 29, 2005 by in Security

Comcast's Magnificent Seven: A deal too good to pass up?

Comcast's Magnificent Seven: A deal too good to pass up?

As the summer winds down and I'm trying to beat the Fall rush of, well everything that goes with Fall, I've been trying to get my digital house in order and one of the items of my ToDo list has been to sort through all the services that my ISP (Comcast) has brought on-line over the past couple of years.  Everything from separate e-mail accounts for everybody in the house to photo sharing to video mail.

August 29, 2005 by in Security

Tapping into Pandora's music genome

Tapping into Pandora's music genome

Over the weekend, I've been trying out a new music service that applies a double helical twist to Internet radio. Pandora, which goes live on Monday, lets you create radio stations, tuned to your musical tastes.

August 26, 2005 by in Legal

More on Google's master plan

More on Google's master plan

Om Malik has a guest post by Robert Young, who really nails how Google could replace Windows as the dominant computing environment. Google will make Microsoft’s entire strategic plan and mission, which revolves around the continued proliferation and dominance of the desktop PC operating system, obsolete by making Google itself the operating system.

August 26, 2005 by in Google

IBM king of server revenue

IBM king of server revenue

For those of you who follow the numbers, IDC and Gartner crowned IBM the server market leader, and quantified how Linux and Windows servers are on the rise and and low-end Unix systems are on a downward slope. No big surprises.

August 26, 2005 by in Servers

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