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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What would you do with Microsoft's PlayTable?

What would you do with Microsoft's PlayTable?

Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will unveil its PlayTable technology next week and the potential applications should be interesting.Mary Jo notes:PlayTable — which also has gone by the codenames “Table” and, most recently, “Project Milan” — is a multi-touch, gestural- and object-recognition interface technology on which Microsoft has been laboring for the past few years.

May 25, 2007 by in Microsoft

Microsoft's Patch Day: Is there a better way?

Microsoft's Patch Day: Is there a better way?

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday unloads 12 bulletins with patches for at least 20 vulnerabilities (6 critical) and it's likely there are still holes left unplugged.Ryan Naraine reports:"There are fixes for gaping holes in the Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite but it is not immediately clear if all the flaws exploited in the recent zero-day attacks are covered.

February 13, 2007 by in Microsoft