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 March 2006
Being a genius with a great idea isn't enough; gaming companies are following the lead of corporate IT and adopting third-party middleware to make their products winners.
Government says information on Internet surfing and searching is needed to defend the Child Online Protection Act
Search engines aren't the only companies being sent subpoenas. As part of its campaign to demonstrate the futility of Internet filtering, the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed at least 34 Internet companies and software makers. The story is now posted on InformationWeek.com.
I discovered this thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request I filed with the Department of Justice. The DOJ complied, though r
In its effort to uphold the Child Online Protection Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is leaving no stone unturned. In addition to America Online, MSN, and Google, the government has demanded information from at least 34 Internet service providers, search companies, and security software firms, InformationWeek learned through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Podzinger's technology enables full-text search of audiovisual files.
More lawsuits are expected despite Google's partial victory over the Department of Justice.
Google won what will likely be just the first battle in a continuing war over requests for its search information.
Podzinger claims it enables full-text search, compared to rivals that index data associated with audiovisual files such as text transcripts and metadata.
Amazon Web Services charges 15 cents per gigabyte of storage per month and 20 cents per gigabyte of data transferred, with no minimum fee.
Companies like Bentley Systems, Dell, and Volkswagen make increased business use of what was once a consumer service.
TransMedia is adding parental controls, digital rights management, and user preferences in an effort to improve the safety of its social networking and file sharing service.
I must confess to some skepticism about social networking. Like many caught up in the hype, I joined a social networking service last year. I then proceeded to not use it.
I'm probably not the ideal candidate for social networking. I'm not in sales. I don't research companies to invest in. And I'm not currently looking for a job. What's more, as a journalist, it's usually fairly easy to get access to people. I'm not about to start paying to
The online storage service will let developers pay only for the storage they use and tap into Amazon's Web computing infrastructure.
But the value provided by personal connection sites is murky, as is their potential for becoming profitable.
The maker of Movable Type blogging software will sell a version with business-friendly features as more companies run their own blogs.
Yahoo is giving developers tools to build applications that interact with Yahoo Photos, Calendar, MyWeb, and Shopping.
The software adds buttons to a variety of applications, such as E-mail clients, Web browsers, and word processors. When clicked, the buttons display search results based on the contents of the document being viewed.
Tech hardware blog Engadget turns two today, or so co-founder and editor-in-chief Peter Rojas reports. Coincidentally, Engadget is number two on Technorati's list of the most popular blogs.
I interviewed Peter Rojas for an upcoming Q&A in InformationWeek's print edition, and that conversation can be heard as a Post a Comment