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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SPARC: The black-eye of open standards

SPARC: The black-eye of open standards

Right now, I'm cursing both ZDNet's search facility and Google because neither are turning up a story that I wrote several eons ago about SPARC, Intel x86 and the definition of a real standard [Update 6/10/2005: ZDNet reader Brian Green found it].  I have Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos to thank for sending me on the wild goose chase.

June 8, 2005 by in Intel

Who broke the Apple news?  Better yet, who predicted it.

Who broke the Apple news? Better yet, who predicted it.

Dan Gillmor has rightly picked apart a scoop conspiracy on the Apple-Intel story.  He notes how, in the process of undeservedly patting itself on the back, the Wall Street Journal quoted Steve Jobs as saying "Most of you are hearing about this for the first time, unless you read The Wall Street Journal.

June 7, 2005 by in Apple

A large screen is in your future

A large screen is in your future

Despite the fact that smaller, handheld screens are outnumbering desktops, Microsoft Research has a thing for big screens. I visited the Redmond research offices and almost every office had two or three screens lined up side by side.

June 7, 2005 by in Hardware

Apple: Just  one straw remains on the camel's back

Apple: Just one straw remains on the camel's back

Steve Jobs' reputation as an idealist and a control freak precedes him everywhere he goes.   Before yesterday, if you asked the age-old question of why other companies like Dell (ones that are better at minimizing hardware manufacturing costs) don't make computers that run Apple's operating systems, they  would have no choice but to make a pit stop at the PowerPC question.

June 7, 2005 by in Apple

On smart washing machines and 'cricketware'

On smart washing machines and 'cricketware'

A Spanish designer has created a smart washing machine that uses a fingerprint sensor to identify its users and ensure that the same person doesn't do laundry twice in a row. The apparent intent is to enforce a fix for a long-standing perceived gender imbalance, to wit: Women always do the laundry while men, for their part, tend to contribute by watching football.

June 7, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Apple/Intel: The morning after

Apple/Intel: The morning after

The morning after of the Apple/IBM tryst is full of pundits explaining why they got it wrong when they dismissed the notion of such a union. Michael Kanellos offers his entertaining mea culpa ("They say animals can sense things early, but I completely ignored the fact that two weeks ago my cat started drinking coffee and fiddling with the band saw.

June 7, 2005 by in Apple

Where 2.0 preview

Where 2.0 preview

Tim O'Reilly and Where 2.0 conference co-chair Nat Torkington held a conference call last week for journalists looking to get a leg up on what to expect from the new event when it opens in San Francisco on June 29.

June 6, 2005 by in Google

InfoCard and Web Services

InfoCard and Web Services

Over at the IT Garage, Doc Searls goes through some history of Microsoft's InfoCard initiative and asks some good questions.  InfoCard is an identity metasystem that Doc correctly describes as a "barn raising project" led by Microsoft.

June 6, 2005 by in Microsoft

Apple dumps IBM for Intel.  Why and what's next?

Apple dumps IBM for Intel. Why and what's next?

While Apple and Intel CEOs Steve Jobs and Paul Otellini took the stage at Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference to make their partnership official and to discuss just exactly what the future holds, the blogosphere and the analysts are all abuzz with the analyses of what went wrong between Apple and IBM and what, if anything, will change significantly for current and future Apple customers.

June 6, 2005 by in Apple

It's official: Mac moving to x86

It's official: Mac moving to x86

In somewhat of an anticlimax, Steve Jobs announced the shift from Power PC to Intel x86 over the next few years. Based on the what Jobs said, IBM's delay in providing a processors for Power Mac and Intel's roadmap clinched the decision.

June 6, 2005 by in Apple

Schwartz: Tape isn't sexy but it's real money

Schwartz: Tape isn't sexy but it's real money

Continuing as one of the few executives making good use of blogs, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz just posted a justification for the StorageTek acquistion and an invitation to Apple to adopt Solaris 10. Regarding StorageTek, Schwartz provides deeper logic for making the deal, which brings in money but primarily in a slow growth, non-sexy area--tape.

June 6, 2005 by in Storage

Sixty years later,  technology triumphs over evil

Sixty years later, technology triumphs over evil

I was reading Dan Farber's post this morning and was struck by the first line that juxtaposed the title of the Churchill Club panel session he attended -- "Masters of Cybercrime: The Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil" -- against the panelists' consensus on how good is actually faring against evil in that battle.  Apparently, it's losing.

June 5, 2005 by in Data Management

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