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 June 2006
Jellyfish.com will offer an alternative to cost-per-click advertising by opening an online marketplace where advertisers can bid directly to customers for their attention and patronage.
The New York company is adding Glide Write and Glide Calendar to the 13 online environments in its Glide Effortless service.
MOG, a new social networking site aimed at music fans, launched today.
The question is: Does the world need another social networking service?
President and CEO David Hyman, formerly the CEO of music data service Gracenote, says the site is for people who are passionate about music. "When you're 18 to 24 years old, people really find each other through music," he says.
Search company can now provide hi-res images of 20% of the planet's surface
EBay's Meg Whitman is looking to justify the Skype acquisition with a power-of-three pitch to shareholders. But look at what eBay is doing--not what it's saying.
Is Google killing the Internet?
Seth Jayson at Motley Fool claims Google is killing the Internet by making Web spam and click fraud profitable. Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0 contends, "Pay-per-click advertising is destroying the economics of content, making it more profitable to create entire site
The site is designed to serve government employees, contractors, and the public by searching an index of U.S. federal, state, and local sites.
The new version of Netscape will feature community-driven news and video with editorial oversight--sort of like Digg married to YouTube with adult supervision.
eBay is partnering with JotSpot to offer a wiki where buyers and sellers can exchange best practices. The auctioneer is also joining with Kaboodle to offer a site for collectibles fans.
Several functions could make mash-ups and other business uses more valuable.
The three-year-old wireless company will offer developers free access to its metro-area positioning system, which relies on Wi-Fi signals rather than GPS signals to compute a user's location.
Web search and advertising giant sees an opportunity to provide personalized information and ads
By capturing TV sound with a laptop PC, Google can identify the show and use that information to immediately return personalized Internet content to the PC.
The free software is designed to give advice to users about potential security risks.
An environmental activist posed as a representative of McDonald's to deliver a message critiquing corporate environmental practices at a gaming conference.
Google Spreadsheets will, at least at first, be able to read and write Microsoft Excel files, but will lack Excel's depth of features. It will, however, use tools like Google Talk for online collaboration.
Also, knowledge workers fail to find what they're looking for in Internet searches 30% of the time.
The most shocking thing about AT&T's surrender of its customer call data to the National Security Agency is that AT&T sold its shareholders short--it gave away all that valuable data for nothing, except perhaps the goodwill of government regulators.
Data brokers know better. Knowledge is both power and payday. "Today, information is everything," ChoicePoint proclaims on its Post a Comment
Dell will feature Google on PCs it sells, while Google will share online ad revenue