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 February 2006
Google's share of the search market reached 41.4% in January, up more than 6 percentage points from a year earlier. Yahoo, MSN, and Time Warner Network all lost market share.
The Intel-based Mac Mini and speakers for the iPod are part of Apple's digital living room strategy, designed to allow consumers to use Apple products for all their video and audio needs.
Yahoo plans to stop allowing advertisers to buy ads against searches on their competitors' trademarks. But Google continues the practice, and lawyers say it's undetermined whether the ads are legal.
Humor is in short supply in the business world. And that's a shame because there are some subjects that benefit from a liberal dose of levity.
Osterman Research's report, "Email Troubleshooting: The Cost and Impact to the Enterprise," represents just such a topic. Though no doubt a subject near and dear to the heart of Zenprise, the E-mail management software maker that sponsored the study, it's not the sort of reading m
There's a lot to be said for bringing more business functionality to what has primarily been a consumer application. The test for tech vendors is to develop services that businesses will buy and their employees will use.
In keeping with its efforts to hire top scientists, Google today revealed that it has appointed Dr. Larry Brilliant to serve as executive director of Google.org, the company's philanthropic arm.
Now there's a name to live up to. I can only imagine the torment it earned him as a child.
It's WebEx's second try at partnering with a big consumer IM vendor to get into the enterprise IM market. In 2003, WebEx partnered with Yahoo, only to have Yahoo close its enterprise business unit a few months later.
A recently revealed image-rendering vulnerability related to Windows Meta Files made it easier for phishers to spread software designed for a criminal enterprise, such as identity theft.
BearingPoint plans to use Google technology to help companies organize information generated by enterprise applications.
Vendors including America Online and Yahoo demonstrated new technologies for searching and organizing audio, video, and photos.
Many companies making pitches at the showcase for new technology try to latch onto Google's success.
Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, companies that are in the information business, asked the U.S. government to treat censorship as a barrier to trade, and work to minimize it. The companies have been criticized recently for cooperating with Chinese censorship.