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

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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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Marcus Sachs on securing the homeland

Marcus Sachs on securing the homeland

Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Masters of Cybercrime: The Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil," I spoke with Marcus Sachs, one of the nation's top cyberwarriors. He is currently a computer scientist at SRI International and under contract with the U.

June 2, 2005 by in Mobility

The 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast

The 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast

On May 23, 2005, the Churchill Club held its 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast, looking at the impact of evolving consumer electronics markets, wireless and wired communications semiconductor markets, new chip architectures and other technology innovations. The panel of prognosticators included Mark Edelstone, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Daniel Niles, CEO, Neuberger Berman Technology Management; and Joe Osha, First Vice President, Global Research, Merrill Lynch.

June 2, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

The bigger picture on Watergate

The bigger picture on Watergate

As an avid follower of Watergate, I have been consuming megabytes of data about the unmasking of Deep Throat for decades. I can remember following the story in the newspapers (pre-Internet) and listening to the Watergate hearings on the radio.

June 2, 2005 by in Amazon

Already complex enough, wireless security schemes get more complex

Already complex enough, wireless security schemes get more complex

When our wireless security guru George Ou originally published his take on Gartner's recently issued recommendations regarding some new WiFi Alliance-ratified wireless security specifications, I contacted him to say I was lost in the acronym soup and asked if he wouldn't mind rewriting his post to include some more explanatory text and clarifications.  So he did.

June 2, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Tools for IT Transparency

Tools for IT Transparency

Much of the mistrust that occurs between the business and IT sides of an organization is founded on misunderstanding and questions about resources.  Consequently, building a successful IT organization requires a culture of transparency.

June 2, 2005 by in CXO

Office 12 defaulting to .XML file format

Office 12 defaulting to .XML file format

Chris Capossela, who runs product management for the Office family of products, dropped by to see me to dribble out more details about the next version of Microsoft Office (currently dubbed "12"), which is due in the second half of 2006. The important revelation, which was expected, is that some Office 12 applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) will use Office Open XML as the default file format.

June 1, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Very personal sensor telemetry

Very personal sensor telemetry

Ogo-Sangyo Co. of Japan has begun shipping school uniform blazers outfitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, which enable parents to monitor a child's location using their PCs.

June 1, 2005 by in Hardware

Transcript of e-Mail with Intel regarding HyperTransport rumor

Transcript of e-Mail with Intel regarding HyperTransport rumor

[Editor's Note: In the interests of transparency, this is a full-text copy of my correspondence with Intel spokesperson Bill Kircos regarding a rumor that Intel might include a AMD HyperTransport-like chip in a future desktop or server offering.  Excerpts from this e-mail are included in a blog entry about AMD's struggles to gain acceptance on the corporate desktop front.

June 1, 2005 by in Hardware

Open Source's debt to corporations

Open Source's debt to corporations

Jesus Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC's Information Society and Media Directorate General (try saying that after a few beers), accused American IT companies of using open source programmers to their own nefarious ends. Companies are using the potential of communities as subcontractors--the open-source community today (is a) subcontractor of American multinationals I think Mr.

May 31, 2005 by in Open Source

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