Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet

Larry Dignan is 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 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.

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

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IBM contributes ID software to open source security project

IBM contributes ID software to open source security project

IBM is unveiling its latest approach to tackling the identity theft scourge with software that allows users to control personal information by sharing only a pseudonym with third parties. The company is also contributing the software, dubbed Identity Mixer, to the year-old Eclipse Higgins project, which is an open source effort to developing user control identity management.

January 26, 2007 by in IBM

IBM Research may blaze path to instant movie downloads

IBM Research may blaze path to instant movie downloads

IBM Research says it will demonstrate a new prototype optical transceiver chipset that "is fast enough to reduce the download time for a typical high definition feature-length film to a single second compared to 30 minutes or more over the best available connectivity today." That's saying something.

March 25, 2007 by in IBM

Big Blue becoming big in software

Big Blue becoming big in software

IBM reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings and there's one thing that stands out: Big Blue is showing big gains in software. Like EMC, and other hardware firms, IBM has bulked up on the software acquisitions with the latest purchases including FileNet and Internet Security Systems.

January 18, 2007 by in IBM

Video: IBM: Linux in 2018?

Video: IBM: Linux in 2018?

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, IBM executive Bob Suter talks about what a desktop will mean in the future, saying it will focus more on mobile devices like iPhones and collaborations across platforms. He then calls for better graphics designers in the open-source world to make them easier to use (Techmeme).

August 7, 2008 by in IBM