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.

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.

Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Grouper focuses on video sharing

Grouper focuses on video sharing

I ran into Grouper Networks CEO Josh Felser and Director of Business Development Scot Gensler today. Grouper (PC Mag review here) is number two, behind YouTube, among the fast growing, new crop of video sharing and tagging sites, according to Felser.

April 27, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

ZDNet reader-contributed Laugh of the Day

ZDNet reader-contributed Laugh of the Day

In reading about how Microsoft mistakenly cut and pasted the system requirements (66 MHz/486)  for Internet Explorer 6 into the system requirements for Internet Explorer 7,  ZDNet reader Erik Engbrecht writes: I wonder how many other errors were cut & pasted from IE6 to IE7......

April 27, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Shouldn't vendors practice what they preach?

Shouldn't vendors practice what they preach?

When Microsoft's Internet Plaforms and Security marketing director Gary Schare indicated that a misleading typo on Microsoft's Web site (discovered by a ZDNet reader) would be corrected within hours of his reception of my email about the snafu, the first word that came to my mind was "nimble."  I thought, here's a vendor that practices what it preaches.

April 27, 2006 by in Microsoft

Is Linux your OS religion?

Is Linux your OS religion?

I have come to the conclusion that picking a desktop operating system is a lot like picking a religion.  No matter what choice is made, for many it will be made on faith alone -- and with the absolute certainty that their choice is the only true choice!

April 26, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Net neutrality loses another round

Net neutrality loses another round

 Declan McCullagh reports on the latest twist in the Net neutrality saga. In this episode, the Democrats efforts to protect consumers and businesses from overreaching by network operators, such as charging content providers additional fees for faster delivery, were turned back by a  House Energy and Commerce Committee vote.

April 26, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Influence 2.0

Influence 2.0

Redmonker James Governor reflects on the blurring lines between analyst, consultant, blogger, journalist, and how vendors need to adapt to the new spheres and patterns of influence.My take: the critical point about any influencer program is understanding influence as a lifecycle.

April 26, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Recently, I wrote that social networks were double-edged swords for media companies… they can be assets, or liabilities.  While I’ve generally been quite positive about the strategic implications of media companies owning a social network, indulge me for a moment as I now go in the opposite direction by painting a potential “nightmare” scenario.

April 25, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Dan Rather on the state of American media

Dan Rather on the state of American media

Last night on the UC Berkeley campus, CBS News icon Dan Rather discussed the state of American media with Orville Schell, dean of the Journalism school. Rather discussed his lifelong love for journalism and his career, which was upended in 2005 due to the dust up over President Bush's service record.

April 25, 2006 by in Tech & Work

How the portable player tail wags the DRM and operating system dogs

How the portable player tail wags the DRM and operating system dogs

I often find myself banging my head against the wall when trying to explain how the relationships between portable multimedia devices, online music stores, digital rights management systems, and operating systems are leading us to a world where there a few players and ominously dangerous control points. Dangerous from a market perspective.

April 25, 2006 by in Legal

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