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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Reproducing YouTube on Oracle Exadata

Reproducing YouTube on Oracle Exadata

Increasing data requirements, especially unstructured information such as video, are going to relegate relational databases to the enterprise scrapheap, as an emerging breed of vendors chips away at traditional software powers.

July 10, 2011 by in Open Source

RockMelt: Will this business model work?

RockMelt: Will this business model work?

The RockMelt social browser launched more than a week ago and now the startup launch hype has cleared, there were a few lingering questions about the company. We caught up with RockMelt CEO Eric Vishria to talk browser innovation, business models and a dash of open source.

November 18, 2010 by in Open Source

Oracle's Fusion middleware master plan starts coming together

Oracle's Fusion middleware master plan starts coming together

Oracle on Wednesday launched its Fusion 11g middleware family and the effort is aimed at linking the technological underpinnings of all of the company's acquired applications, owning the market, creating one fundamental software stack for the enterprise, laying the foundation for a cloud strategy as well as a few other things we're probably forgetting.At this juncture, the big picture behind Fusion has yet to emerge---especially with the cloud computing angle, according to Dana Gardner.

July 1, 2009 by in Open Source