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 February 2005
Seeking to gain a foothold with software developers, Yahoo delivers set of APIs to help developers build applications that leverage its search functionality.
VeriSign reports that, despite a rise in threats, online commerce continues to thrive.
Web Crossing, Inc., an enterprise collaboration software company, today introduced SiteCrossing, a hosted Web site service offering blogging and collaboration tools for individuals, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses.
Anticipating Oscar. It sounds like the title of some dreadful film; it is in fact an explanation of the timing of Google's latest search enhancement: cinema-centric search.
The boom in Apple Computer's portable audio devices is fueling a new way to get your message out, the podcast.
In researching a story about Apple's new iPods and podcasting that should appear on InformationWeek.com shortly, I spoke with Royal Farros, CEO of MessageCast, Inc.
While discussing how podcasting and blogging are related activities, Farros made an interesting observation about bloggers.
A survey by the Business Software Alliance and Information Systems Security Association found that 44% of companies now consider security a senior-management priority, compared with 39% in 2003.
ChoicePoint to notify thousands more about identity-theft threat
An identity-theft ring gained access to 145,000 consumer records held by ChoicePoint, which later notified consumers as required under California law SB-1386.
Kaspersky Lab is opening a U.S. office and sees plenty of opportunity for future growth--despite Microsoft's increased focus on selling security products.
Perspectives lets content creators, using a variety of blog software packages, distribute blog posts to other sites.
Anonymizer 2005 defends against pharming, a particularly insidious form of phishing.
The search company is testing Google Maps, a new online-mapping service to locate businesses and other points of interest across the U.S.
The cost of spam in terms of lost productivity has reached $21.58 billion annually.
Google's growth was "well above what anyone expected," says Marianne Wolk, analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group.
Britestream Networks, which commissioned the report, contends that's a reversal from the past.