Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet; Editorial Director, TechRepublic

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.

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

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Red Hat settles patent suit

Red Hat settles patent suit

Red Hat on Tuesday said it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit that covers the company's open source software and any other derivative works.The lawsuit was launched by Firestar Software and DataTern in 2006.

June 10, 2008 by in Linux

IT budgets: Shifting by the week?

IT budgets: Shifting by the week?

The technology earnings season kicks off in earnest Tuesday when Intel reports its second quarter results, but the outlook for the sector may sound like a broken record: Visibility is low and IT budgets fluctuate with everything from CEO mood swings to the stock market.A handful of companies---Dell, Infosys, Red Hat, Oracle, and Lawson---have already riffed on technology budgets amid a volatile economic picture.

July 13, 2009 by in Linux

News to know: Google; AMD; Desktop Linux; Green IT; Psystar

News to know: Google; AMD; Desktop Linux; Green IT; Psystar

Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Google delivers; Maybe paid clicks weren't such a big dealCharles Cooper: Google settles a score with ComScoreTechmemeAMD posts loss; sees seasonally down quarter aheadSixth straight quarterly loss for AMDGallery: Hyper-V virtualization in action (right)Phil Wainewright: Amazon Web Services gets serious about enterpriseAmazon steps up Web services supportAmazon: May We Help You?

April 17, 2008 by in Linux