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 April 2005
Web-analytics firm OneStat.com reports that Firefox has captured 8.69% of the global browser market share. That represents a 0.24% increase since February. In the period between November and February, Firefox usage grew at a rate of more than 1%.
Attorney General Spitzer accuses Intermix Media of being a source of spyware and adware that degrades the performance of computers.
As Apple pursues legal remedies against online publishers that have published supposed trade secrets, it may have to contemplate suing its own sales partners to seal loose lips.
"Information and currency are becoming one and the same," Gary Bloom tells the audience at the vendor's Vision conference.
Adobe gains more tools to deliver content to the mobile-phone market and to fight off Microsoft, which is eyeing the same market.
The new version sports a simplified interface and includes an E-mail client with built-in spam blocking, configurable pop-up blocking, RSS news feeds, integrated Google search, and voice-driven browsing.
Google Inc. yesterday said it had begun accepting digital video files of any length for its Video Upload Program. Eventually, Internet users will be able to preview, play, and purchase video content through Google Video, the company's video search service, which debuted in January.
Yahoo's free Web site is really more of an online phone and address listing. It lacks the interactivity and E-commerce offerings typical of savvy online merchants.
Some 67% of respondents found spam annoying, compared to 77% last year, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project survey.
Inrix, whose software can predict traffic patterns, lands a deal with its Redmond, Wash., neighbor.
The Mozilla Foundation's E-mail client finds tougher going in the E-mail market than Firefox has among browsers, according to a report.
SiliconValleyWatcher yesterday reported that Apple Computer has contracted to use multimedia chips from UK-based Alphamosaic in a future mobile device.
Alphamosaic was acquired by chipmaker Broadcom Corp. in September. The release announcing the transaction describes Alphamosaic's VC02 chip, which sounds like
The Google Search Appliance, on the market for more than three years, now searches up to 500,000 documents for $30,000, with two years of support. Previously, it searched up to 150,000 documents for $32,000.
The company has offered Yahoo Toolbar for Firefox since February, but users of the open-source browser haven't had access to all the features available to those who use the toolbar with Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Customers with a high degree of trust in their bank are more likely to use online financial services, which generate more profit for banks than offline transactions.
Nearly 30% of the estimated 22 million U.S. adults who own MP3 players have listened to podcasts, which are audio files that have been published or syndicated online as an RSS feed.
Google is upping its IT ante. In its latest financial filing, the company anticipates it will "spend over $500 million on property and equipment, including information technology infrastructure, to manage [its] operations during 2005," assuming suitable property and equipment are available.
That's significantly more than the $176.8 million the company spent on capital ex
Free-search-tool provider updates its engine to enhance the way it finds information on the desktop and across the Internet.
Articles overstuffed with keywords offer another distraction