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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.

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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First, it was the me generation.  Now, it's the IM federation.

First, it was the me generation. Now, it's the IM federation.

By way of Eric Norlin, Om Malik talks about a Google led federation of XMPP-compliant companies that are connecting their VoIP and instant messaging systems: What this means is that now Google Talk’s XMPP servers can talk to other XMPP servers such as Earthlink and Gizmo Project. (I had written about GTalk-Gizmo Link Up earlier.

January 18, 2006 by in Google

Grassroots media is all around us

Grassroots media is all around us

I was in Salt Lake this morning for a meeting and stopped by the KCPW offices at Library Square to talk to the News Director, Bryan Schott.  Bryan was telling me about Open Source, a radio program that they air in the evenings and it's innovative mix of podcasting, blogging, and radio programming.

January 17, 2006 by in Open Source

Are anti-DRM declarations falling on deaf ears?

Are anti-DRM declarations falling on deaf ears?

Shock and awe is about the only phrase I can come up with to describe the success with which Apple is pushing its Fairplay-laden technology into the marketplace.  Fairplay is Apple's form of digital restrictions management and is what keeps content that's purchased from the iTunes Music Store from playing on anything but what Apple says it can play on (eg: Apple's iPods).

January 17, 2006 by in Apple

Why innovative tool makers ride the Eclipse horse first

Why innovative tool makers ride the Eclipse horse first

Given my recent bet with Sun's Tim Bray, I'm definitely a bit more sensitized to anything that's related to NetBeans or Eclipse. So, when yesterday's announcement by development toolmaker Lattix entered my inbox bearing the title Lattix LDM for Eclipse Now Available, I figured why not give them a call to find out  what the tool was for, if the company was supporting NetBeans as well, and why it picked Eclipse first.

January 17, 2006 by in Developer

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