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 June 2005
Apple says its new Podcast Directory in iTunes lists some 3,000 free audio programs, including ABC News, BBC, Disney, ESPN, Newsweek, and NPR member stations such as KCRW in Los Angeles and WGBH in Boston.
Benefits include speed and bandwidth conservation, but FTC doesn't make it clear whether they outweigh risks such as data security, spyware, and viruses.
The National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005 aims to clarify the responsibilities of the National Weather Service. It's sparking considerable debate about the public and private sectors' roles in disseminating weather information.
Under terms of the settlement, BJ's will implement a comprehensive information-security program subject to third-party audits every other year for the next two decades.
Defendant will pay nearly $500,000 to settle charges he caused $5.9 million in consumer injury with spam schemes involving anti-aging and weight-loss products.
Verity's effort to get users to try before they buy comes at a time of increasing competition in the enterprise search business as consumer search company Google looks to win the loyalty of valuable business users.
Various political, legal, and business interests are pushing for the most comprehensive patent reform since 1952. They argue that two recent policy changes--strengthening patent rights while weakening standards--have created a "perfect storm" of factors that's inviting abuse and pushing up costs.
The survey results, which show online search is the most popular source of information for corporate buyers, offers some insight into Google's focus on enterprise customers.
Apple will not sell or support other operating systems, but using the Intel chips means users can run both the Mac OS X and Windows XP on their Mac hardware. That is expected to boost the Mac's appeal to enterprise shops.
Howard Schmidt thinks there's been great progress, and better identity management will help make the Internet safer. Though it's not for a lack of trying by the crooks.
Those backing the establishment of a virtual red-light district hope that a .XXX-sponsored top-level domain will help protect children and will spare the porn-averse from such sites while creating incentive for industry participation and self-regulation.
FTC regulation requires that consumer-report data be destroyed, not just tossed.