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 August 2006
Can't find what you're looking for online? ChaCha.com will direct you to a guide who gets paid to get you a good answer.
While the trend toward Web-based apps could send the traditional desktop computing model packing its bags, IT managers are just beginning to ponder how the security landscape might change.
Eric Schmidt brings a deep resume in the tech industry. He was formerly CEO of Novell and CTO of Sun.
Google's success has a downside--a lot of enemies. Beyond reflexive contrarians who hate Google because they enjoy swimming against the currents of popular culture, beyond governments around the world that prefer limited rather than universal information access, there are many businesses that feel threatened by the scope of Google's ambitions.
Could Google really fail?
Google says it will cooperate with a request for user information from Brazilian authorities "if their requests are reasonable and follow an appropriate legal process."
Proponents of the new Ballistic Deflection Transistor technology say it will produce computers that are faster, more powerful, and more efficient at using power.
SecureWorks did a demo at the recent Black Hat conference showing how it could hack into a MacBook. Now the company has posted a disclaimer on its site to make it clear that the MacBook was modified.
Measuring online marketing dollars in the real world has been a vexing problem for advertisers, one industry watcher says. He sees Google's actions broadening the adoption of online coupons.
The report contends auditors inflate the size of the problem. But Google shows it's taking the issue seriously.
In the days following Steve Jobs' keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, a number of online publications expressed concern that Steve Jobs was sick.
This isn't simply wild speculation brought on by lack of a world-shaking product announcement: Two years ago, Jobs Post a Comment
The company says auditing firms exaggerate the damage done to advertisers.
Among the many intriguing features of Mac OS X Leopard that Apple previewed on Monday, Web Clip is the most subversive. Web Clip allows anyone to create an Apple Dashboard widget--essentially a small application--that displays a portion of any Web page.
As demonstrated, a user can select a specific area of any given Web page, such as a video feed from a Web cam, without showing any other part of the originating Web
The Mac Pro and Xserve, introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, signal Apple's completed transition to Intel. The upgraded Mac operating system, code-named Leopard, will offer improved animation and backup and recovery capabilities.
During four weeks in July, Yahoo Search also gained market share, according to a metrics firm.
Plans by two hackers to demonstrate wireless vulnerabilities at the Black Hat Conference shoot "a pretty big hole in the 'bulletproof' image Apple is trying to project," according to the SANS Institute.
The company's new IM widget, meebo me, lets social networking sites, blogs, and other Web sites make IM communication instantly available to online visitors.