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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Design guru distills iPod's 'X factor'

Design guru distills iPod's 'X factor'

Patent wielding competitors lusting over the huge success of Apple's iPod digital music player should put down their litigation swords and figure out what gives the product its 'X factor' in the first place. Core77, a site for industrial design fanatics, has a great analysis of Apple's design strategy by James Conley, a Clinical Professor at both the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

January 5, 2006 by in Legal

Tom Hanks pitches for Sony at CES

Tom Hanks pitches for Sony at CES

Video: We have a seven-minute clip from Sony's CES keynote featuring CEO Howard Stringer, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (The DaVinci Code team). Hanks keeps it highly entertaining and Howard and Grazer talk about the marriage of technology and value of the socialized cinema experience (the movie theatre).

January 5, 2006 by in CES

Get ready for Google DRM.  Or is that 'GRM?'

Get ready for Google DRM. Or is that 'GRM?'

Om Malik:Ironically, WSJ flubs the biggest piece of news in the story, which is buried at the very end of the story...yet another DRM system, that will now duke it out with Microsoft’s DRM and Apple’s DRM, amongst scores of pretenders.

January 5, 2006 by in Google

Bricklin cleans up wikiCalc with AJAX

Bricklin cleans up wikiCalc with AJAX

Two months ago, I wrote about the newest innovation to come out of electronic spreadsheet co-inventor Dan Bricklin's garage: wikiCalc.  Back then, I wrote: To the extent that Wikis make collaboration on Web-based documents simple but are sorely lacking in their ability to easily control the overall presentation and format of those documents (colors, fonts, and positioning of text or tabular data that may or may not require tabulation), the alpha 0.

January 5, 2006 by in Hardware

Anti-Apple DRM sentiment rising

Anti-Apple DRM sentiment rising

Brad King who writes about emerging technology and culture for MIT's Technology Review is speaking out against Apple's digital restrictions [sic] management (DRM) strategy:...Jobs' deal with the entertainment industry and its DRM practices are bad for consumers....

January 5, 2006 by in Apple

Sony CES keynote: A DaVinci Code promotion

Sony CES keynote: A DaVinci Code promotion

Engadget has the play-by-play of the Sony CEO Howard Stringer's CES keynote, which highlighted Blu-ray, Sony's eBook, HD programming and Digital Cinema projection. But the real star of the show was Sony's forthcoming movie, The DaVinci Code.

January 5, 2006 by in Developer

Palm Treo 700w reviewed

Palm Treo 700w reviewed

From the CNET review of the new Windows ,Mobile-based Palm Treo 700w:The good: The Treo 700w runs Windows Mobile 5 and sports the same great, compact form factor as the Treo 650. This smart phone also comes with Bluetooth, a 1.

January 4, 2006 by in Mobility

Gates at CES: Digital workstyle circa 2010

Gates at CES: Digital workstyle circa 2010

Before introducing a flashy Windows Vista, Bill Gates started off his Consumer Electronics Show keynote walking through a digital lifestyle scenario that he said would be a reality by 2010. The scenario starts in the morning with a large touch screen that includes various kind of data and applications-- the kids' drawings, a video application (similar to CNN Pipeline) and maps with locations of various family members (you can track your kids progress to school).

January 4, 2006 by in CES

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