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 2008
Nine of the 25 vulnerabilities addressed affect the Tomcat 4.1.36, which comes bundled with Mac OS X v10.4.11 systems.
Google has struck a deal to help finance and distribute on the Internet an animated series from Seth MacFarlane, creator of "The Family Guy" television series.
Saxon Innovations, an intellectual property licensing company based in Tyler, Texas, says the tech vendors violated several of its patents.
Yahoo will display Google ads alongside some search results on its Web properties, and the two will work to make their instant messaging networks interoperable.
The company claims to have significantly improved its algorithms to generate related search suggestions using more timely information.
Users of the Web browser will try to set a Guinness Book record for the most downloads in a single day.
The future of the Internet may come down to a battle between Google and Apple. It's tempting to see the contest as open versus closed, but that fight -- Google v. Microsoft -- has more or less been decided. Open won. It's hard to see how Microsoft's decision to copy Google's business model can be spun any other way.
Brin has joined Space Adventures' Orbital Mission Explorers Circle, giving him preferential access to space mission seats.
When released in about a year, Mac OS X 10.6 will be optimized for multicore processors and will focus more on speed and stability than new features.
The HMO is inviting its 156,000 employees to participate in the health care data transfer test with an eye to opening it up to more participants.
The hardware is capable of executing more than 1 quadrillion (1,000 trillion) floating point operations per second, a computation rate otherwise known as 1 petaflop.
The agency's RFP asks for a dynamic substance which, when packed in and around a compound bone fracture, provides full load-bearing capabilities within hours.
Henry Nicholas, the former CEO of Broadcom, is accused of trafficking a variety of illegal drugs, some of which he is alleged to have used to spike the drinks of associates and employees.
Gmail Labs offers a selection of experimental Gmail features for users to evaluate. Check out Email Addict.
Google plans to lease 42.2 acres of unimproved land and pay annual rent of around $3.66 million.
What do Microsoft and Yahoo have on their home pages that Google doesn't? They have links to their respective privacy policies.
The case was filed on behalf of a New Jersey woman who claims to have used Google to search for the keyword "ringtone" and related terms in December.
For example, among the gamers who remembered Adidas ads placed by Massive in 2K Sports' "Major League Baseball 2K7," 73% said the ads enhanced the realism of the game.
Customers receive free Internet access and coffee discounts in exchange for giving Starbucks detailed data about their purchasing preferences.
The rebranding of Google Custom Search Business Edition now offers enhanced index coverage including documents on public sites that otherwise wouldn't be indexed.
Google erases pictures of the streets and residents in North Oaks, after the mayor claimed the search engine violated the city's trespassing ordinance.
HP will install a Microsoft Live Search toolbar on all its consumer PCs starting in January.