Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 December 2006
The service lets users of social networking sites connect with a phone call initiated from a Web page. It will leave messages, too.
Google plans to extend its private-label calendar, e-mail, and IM service to organizations without a registered domain name by helping them to register a domain name.
The total number of invalid clicks Google detects, according to product manager, is a single-digit percentage. Invalid clicks encompass both fraudulent clicks and others that Google chooses to discard.
Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft and now CEO of the new Red 5 Studios, sits down to talk about the virtual property market, user-generated content, and more.
The offering helps companies evaluate their data governance practices and then recommends improvements to address regulatory compliance, audits, and lifecycle management.
Sharpcast Photos is the first service of a more comprehensive "push" synchronization platform, which aims to deliver online backup, recovery, file sharing, and collaboration in the first half of 2007 for Macs and PCs.
Research shows that obscure products are garnering a larger share of sales today because more people are shopping online and search costs are declining.
The new search software caters to companies looking to add basic search functionality to intranets and Web sites. IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition has been designed to install in five minutes, in three clicks or less.
The UK.-based news and financial information service on Monday launched two new products to automate financial trading based on news content.
Socialtext Unplugged aims to serve the occasionally disconnected. Users can visit a Socialtext Unplugged page, edit it, and save it only using a Web browser. Changes can be synced to the server-based wiki later.
The system, which serves ads based on targeting criteria, involves a DVR, an advertising data store, and software to manage ad presentation.
Adam Bosworth pushes the Internet as a way to speed and coordinate delivery of health care
A post yesterday on Search Engine Journal details claims by Jim Hedger from Webmaster Radio that Google's AdWords and AdSense programs are funding terrorist organizations.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. All the major search engines are helping pedophiles, Nazis, and murderers find information about all sorts of things. Car manufacturers are providing militant
The real estate listing service added a new feature to lure prospective sellers: the ability to post a "Make Me Move" price — the obscene sum that would entice even the most intransigent homeowner to take the money and run.
Google says users of the system will be able to target customers by location, station type, day of the week, and time of day.
Legal experts and game players closely eye lawsuit against Second Life, which asks courts to clarify the legal status of virtual property
The Department of Energy says Boeing-Spectrolab has created a solar cell with 40.7% sunlight-to-energy conversion efficiency.
Greenpeace says the company has not improved its poor environmental record.
As marketers turn to automated tools to alter Wikipedia entries in order to generate online traffic, the professor predicts Wikipedians will burn out trying to keep entries clean.
Glide Next offers Internet-based file storage in conjunction with local file synchronization and a variety of browser-based content creation, productivity, and media-sharing applications that support identity-based rights management.
But the question remains: Just how are these lists put together?
In the past two years, the number of consumers using pop-up blockers and spam filters has more than doubled, according to a study from Forrester Research.
The You Witness News page at Yahoo will incorporate user-generated images and video to illustrate and enhance stories on Yahoo News and Reuters.com. Payment plans are vague, however.
Do challenge/response spam-filtering systems create more problems than they solve? One analyst argues against them.
Zudeo, a new Azureus video-sharing web site, offers amateur and professional filmmakers the chance to present video content without file size or duration limits.
3-D printing is expensive technology used in architectural models and engineering prototypes. But the first consumer Web site using 3-D printing is in development, and prices are coming down.
Startup Kenet is working on military technology that, in civilian hands, could lead to wireless devices that can use hundreds or thousands of channels at very low power.