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 March 2005
A byproduct of search-engine optimization is low-value Web content that's filled with keywords targeted at search engines, not people.
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.
Jobster's aim is to use E-mail and the Internet to find people who aren't actively looking for new jobs.
IBM technology challenges spoofed messages before accepting them to stop spam
A recent survey found that some 19% of those who download audio and video files--about 7 million adults--admit to having downloaded files from someone else's iPod or MP3 player.
Managed E-mail security service will fight spam and viruses while offering ease of use and a lower price, vendor says.
Chief among users' sins is clicking on links in spam messages. Some 31% of respondents reported clicking on the links other than "unsubscribe" links.
Business-technology professionals want simple, fast ways to manage E-mail security, with many aiming to consolidate with one vendor.
Analysts say that IAC is going to need catch up to expansion efforts by rivals Microsoft's MSN, AOL, Google, and Yahoo.
Apple's legal crusade to protect its trade secrets isn't working, so the parties involved are heading back to court April 12 to determine whether Apple's efforts to learn who's leaking information can be stopped by California's anti-SLAPP statute.
Market share for the open-source Mozilla Firefox climbed above 6% in February, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer share dropped below 90%.
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Company offers a collection of technologies that allow content providers to syndicate search results from their own search engines.
MSN is introducing MSN adCenter, an online advertising platform that eventually will compete with the offerings of Google and Yahoo.
The mSearch technology is built specifically to deliver information--and ads--most relevant to mobile users.
Judge affirms Apple's right to force online publishers to disclose their information sources.
Months after hosting an industry workshop, the FTC issues a report concluding that spyware is a growing problem.
Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.