Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in October 2006
The FTC is looking into how competition should be regulated in the digital age.
If you use "google" as a verb, GoogleTM would like to correct your grammar. GoogleTM, you see, has become so successful that its trademarked name is in danger of becoming a generic term for searching online.
As a post today on the Google blog points out, zipper, baby oil, brassiere, trampoline, thermos, cellophane, escalator, elevator, and dry
Custom Search Engine lets publishers use menu-driven wizards to optimize Google to their own sites and share revenue from the searches.
The 2006 average was $182 per compromised record, including the cost of detection, escalation, notification, and follow-up help to victims. The Ponemon Institute's 2005 study cited a figure of $132 per record.
Google saw profits of $733 million and $2.69 billion in revenue in the third quarter. Search market share also grew.
Its popular iPod aside, Apple sold more Macs in the past quarter than ever before. The conditions are right for Mac to grow beyond its niche in business, and some say it's already happening.
The number of invalid clicks for online ads averaged 13.8% in the third quarter of this year, according to a click tracking firm. Google and Yahoo had a slightly better rate.
With the YouTube acquisition, Google gets the video site's user community and more data.
Competitious is a portal for tracking a limited set of data about companies and sharing that information with team members.
The Glide application suite includes client and Internet-based applications that let users work with documents locally or on the Net. The deal suggests a growing rift between Microsoft and Intel.
Say good-bye to the Writely brand. Google plans to integrate the online word processor with Google Spreadsheets. The application suite will be called Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
Search engines are getting away with running deceptive ads, says spyware researcher Ben Edelman.
Google's $1.65 billion YouTube acquisition would make it the owner of a company that observers predict is about to be hammered by a barrage of copyright-infringement lawsuits.
InformationWeek has learned Trend Micro is researching how PCs, including computers in defense agencies, are infected with software that can be used to mine confidential data, send spam, or launch denial-of-service attacks. But government IT managers challenge those findings, and Trend Micro is backing down on some.