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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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker was the security editor for ZDNet.

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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Symantec CEO  sees beyond security

Symantec CEO sees beyond security

Unlike the Oracle/PeopleSoft deal--two companies with overlapping products--Symantec's acquisition of Veritas is about scaling two loosely coupled product domains. Rob Lemos interviews Symantec CEO John Thompson about his company's move to gain scale, venturing beyond its native security space.

December 16, 2004 by in Security

Nobel laureate rings energy alarm bell

Nobel laureate rings energy alarm bell

Michael Kanellos writes that Richard Smalley, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry in 1996, believes that the global energy situation "may be a greater challenge for us than the Cold War" and that the consequences of ignoring the problem will be terrorism, pestilence, famine. The problem comes from a dire conflict between supply and demand.

December 16, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Scale out versus scale up

Scale out versus scale up

While most of the attention is on the big mergers and acquisitions, some startups are trying to shake up the new world order by doing what the behemoths haven't been able to do so far--which makes them good candidates for acquisition if they can ultimately prove themselves. Just look at VMware, which pioneered turning Intel servers into multiple virtual machines.

December 16, 2004 by in VMWare

Oracle OpenWorld: Just one last thing...

Oracle OpenWorld: Just one last thing...

Dell's PR today sent us some screen shots from the hysterical Tech Force video shown during Michael Dell's keynote (Video) at Oracle OpenWorld. It was described as a Dell training video to show how to work with Oracle as a sales team.

December 13, 2004 by in Dell

Mobile Java OS-maker lands  5th largest handset maker

Mobile Java OS-maker lands 5th largest handset maker

According to The Register, LG, which is not only the world's fifth largest handset manufacturer, but also the number one provider of 3G phones, is the first major phone manufacturer to buck tradition by going with SavaJe's pure Java-based handset operating system. Exactly three years ago today, after seeing how the company had packed J2SE (the desktop version of the Java Runtime Enviroment) into a Compaq iPaq, I wrote about SavaJe.

December 13, 2004 by in Mobility

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