Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is the former Editor in Chief of ZDNet. 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 Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, 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.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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Starbucks eyes lean manufacturing techniques

Can Starbucks employ lean manufacturing techniques used by fast-food rivals without becoming a fast-food joint itself? Starbucks is trying to deploy "lean thinking" used in Toyota's production system. There are even Mr. Potato Head assembly drills.

August 3, 2009 by in Innovation

Video: The week in Green tech

Video: The week in Green tech

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson describes the acceleration of computer and genetic technology through Moore's law, and then outlines nature-inspired methods for building nanotech.

September 18, 2008 by in Innovation

Video: Green tech: The disconnect

Video: Green tech: The disconnect

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to me about whether IT managers will continue putting capital behind green tech if the economy continues to slow down. I add that there is currently too much "green" marketing in the tech industry, and question the effectiveness of those campaigns.

October 2, 2008 by in Innovation