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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Coop:  The Boot Camp Gimmick

Coop: The Boot Camp Gimmick

It's very rare that my good friend Charlie Cooper and I disagree on matters involving tech punditry.  Where so many are quick to donne rose colored glasses around this or that deal or announcement, Coop and I have FDA-approved grey cloudy sky corneal implants from C&C, Inc.

April 10, 2006 by in Windows

On drafting insects

On drafting insects

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, part of the Pentagon) has called for proposals to develop "insect cyborgs" that could be used for remote-controlled reconnaissance ("bugs"). According to DARPA, "Through each metamorphic stage, the insect body goes through a renewal process that can heal wounds and reposition internal organs around foreign objects.

April 10, 2006 by in Security

Red Hat to acquire JBOSS for $350M.  Novell now clearly in play.

Red Hat to acquire JBOSS for $350M. Novell now clearly in play.

Via ZDNet News,  Reuters has the details: Linux distributor Red Hat said on Monday that it signed an agreement to buy open-source company JBoss for at least $350 million, a move that expands Red Hat's product line and adds to its growth potential. The transcation is 40 percent cash and 60 percent in Red Hat stock, with an additional $70 million owed, subject to financial performance....

April 10, 2006 by in Open Source

Webaroo's launches Web search 'to go'

Webaroo's launches Web search 'to go'

Webaroo is launching a new permutation on Web search, with a free service that scours a subset of the Web without a live Internet connection. Of course, the simple twist is that Webaroo allows users to download onto a laptop or mobile device, such as a smart phone, focused and algorithmically derived portions of the Web, called ‘web packs,’ for PCs (no Mac yet) on a variety of topics, such as sports, news and localities.

April 9, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

On the record: Motorola's Toby Redshow

On the record: Motorola's Toby Redshow

On the record: Following up on my post on remarks by the quotable Motorola CIO Toby Redshaw at Software 2006, Dan Bricklin did a podcast interview with him a few weeks ago, focusing on how his company uses wikis and blogs to further collaboration and innovation. Also, some bits on Redshaw's SOA initiatives.

April 8, 2006 by in Tech Industry

In the minds of $1 billion CIOs

In the minds of $1 billion CIOs

Two CIOs with $1 billion yearly budgets shared their thoughts on their brand of IT with moderator Erik Keller of Wapiti during a panel at Software 2006 this week. Toby Redshaw, corporate vice president, Corporate IT Strategy, eBusiness & Business Development at Motorola, said he brought down his IT spend from $1.

April 7, 2006 by in Mobility

Boot Camp, virtualization, Net neutrality, SAP and more...

Boot Camp, virtualization, Net neutrality, SAP and more...

This week on The Dan & David Show, we discuss all the fuss about running Windows on a Mac (David calls Boot Camp and the notion that it's a big win for Apple a joke), LinuxWorld (all about virtualization), Net neutrality (telcos checkmate the 'open' Internet), my wanderings at Software 2006 and SAP's stance on on demand and open source. David also gives advice on avoiding cell phone radiation.

April 7, 2006 by in Virtualization

The lesser known benefit of standards to developers

The lesser known benefit of standards to developers

Dan Bricklin, who is very much heads-down in the thick of single-handedly developing wikiCalc these days, has used his blog to reflect on his recent coding experiences and talks about one of the lesser known benefits of standards to developers (and ultimately the software they develop).  Wrote Bricklin of his experience so far: ....

April 7, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

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