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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Proof that Google is vulnerable

Proof that Google is vulnerable

From the day it went public, Wall Street's fascination with Google, which is trading near $200 today, continues to stymie me. Back in July, I opined:I've yet to see any proof that Google's dominant position in the [search find, and obtain]market is something it can protect.

January 13, 2005 by in Google

The real deal on the Mac mini

The real deal on the Mac mini

News.com dissects the value proposition of the Mac mini, and opinion vary on whether it will be a blockbuster: According to Steve Baker, an analyst with The NPD Group, "A lot of whether (the Mini) is a good value or not depends on who it's targeted at and who is really going to buy it.

January 12, 2005 by in Apple

IBM's 500 Patents:  Gift or gauntlet?

IBM's 500 Patents: Gift or gauntlet?

On one hand, the 500 patents that IBM has released for unencumbered use by open source software developers is a giant step in the right direction, if you ask open source attorney and advocate Larry Rosen. Said Rosen in my podcast interview (download the MP3) of him, "IBM is saying we will not assert these patents against you and that's a great relief.

January 12, 2005 by in Legal

Look out paid Wi-Fi:  EV-DO (3G) is on a roll

Look out paid Wi-Fi: EV-DO (3G) is on a roll

Today's announcement by Novatel Wireless that its dual band EV-DO / 1xRTT PC card for notebook computers (and some handhelds) is available for usage through Verizon Wireless is precisely the reason I have some misgivings about public Wi-Fi. Verizon Wireless' network is based on CDMA technology.

January 12, 2005 by in Mobility

Wall Street: 'Blogs insignificant'

Wall Street: 'Blogs insignificant'

In response to my column about monoculture and podcasting, a reporter from a nationally known news organization contacted me for more details in hopes of determining whether a special report on blogging, RSS-type syndication, podcasting, social networking, and monoculture (all interrelated) might be worthwhile.

January 11, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Macworld keynote roundup

Macworld keynote roundup

In his blog post, technology journalist Sandy McMurray does the best job I've seen today summarizing Steve Jobs' keynote presentation at Macworld and laying out the parade of announcements in its entirety in easy-to-read point-form format. A pair of ZDNet videos provides a close look at the new Mac Mini and iPod Shuffle, and a review offers some opinion.

January 11, 2005 by in Apple

Jobs and his new mini Mac

Jobs and his new mini Mac

Steve Jobs is one of the few people in the world who can use terms like "amazing," "incredible," and "phenomenon" dozens of times in presentation and not be dismissed as a blowhard.

January 11, 2005 by in Apple

Oracle ressurects mobile database plan

Oracle ressurects mobile database plan

In hopes of wooing those interested in the mobile database wares of market leader Sybase, Oracle is reviving its mobile database strategy. According to Jacob Christfort, vice president of product development for voiceand wireless at Oracle, Oracle is taking a deliberately different tackthan Sybase.

January 10, 2005 by in Data Management

Death of the "pod" in "podcasting"?

Death of the "pod" in "podcasting"?

There is more to the Microsoft-TiVo-MTV deal that was announced at CES than meets the eye. To funnel the multimedia content into mobile devices that the deal promised to deliver, hard drives will have to be par for the course for Windows Media-enabled mobile devices including digital music players and smartphones.

January 10, 2005 by in Apple

Who to watch and what to do in 2005

Who to watch and what to do in 2005

After a quick hit on Intel CEO Craig Barrett's on stage encounters with Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler I interview THINKStrategies founder and managing directorJeff Kaplan in ZDNet's second podcast (download the MP3, or get it through the RSS feed). Kaplan gazes into his crystal ball for utility computing, managedservices, outsourcing, and the IT research sectors in 2005.

January 10, 2005 by in CXO

Prepare for the 'applistructure' era

Prepare for the 'applistructure' era

No, it's not what you get when you dedicate your organization to the Mac OS platform. But rather, 'applistructure' is the lastest buzzword which describes the blurring between application software and infrastructure middleware.

January 10, 2005 by in SAP

While you were X-Mas shopping, there was a PPTP trainwreck

While you were X-Mas shopping, there was a PPTP trainwreck

While it's month old news, I'm just now realizing that we never surfaced an important report into Between the Lines that was written in December by ZDNet blogger George Ou. Ou unearthed a critical security weakness in one of the most commonly deployed methods for establishing virtual private networks that no organization should turn a blind eye to: PPTP.

January 10, 2005 by in Security

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