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 January 2011
A revamped interface for Google Docs promises to promote greater productivity.
Forget about click fraud; finger fumbling may be wasting a much larger portion of ad spending.
The regulatory agency has granted Google and eight other companies a conditional role in the deployment of white spaces broadband.
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
Faced with strong competitors and the curse of bright, entrepreneurial workers who have opportunities elsewhere, Google is bulking up on talent to ensure that it can grow.
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
Windows programmers have a new way to create Android apps without Java.
A name that served to assist Web standards advocacy is retired for the sake of clarity.
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
A service called Elastic Beanstalk aims to serve as an on-ramp to the cloud.
A new service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps customers strives to make Google's cloud as reliable as dial tone.
Forget AdMob and Facebook. Flurry is giving away free money.
Speakers of English and Spanish can now talk to each other through the intercession of Google Translate.
Features previously offered only through Google Maps for Android are now available through an iPhone app.
The Web video cold war has broken into open conflict.
The Google Science Fair is open to full-time students between the ages of 13 and 18 with a computer and an Internet connection. Get ready for some serious global competition.
An updated version of Google's image recognition tool is faster and smarter than ever before.
RIM has been given a week to show that it can make its BlackBerry phone compliant with Indonesia's Internet filtering rules.
Ford's first electric car, the company says, gets a better miles-per-gallon equivalency rating than the Chevy Volt and charges twice as fast as the Nissan Leaf.
The CEOs of GE, Cisco, and Xerox say America's K-12 education system, immigration policy, and tax rules need to be fixed, fast.
Never mind the Internet. Here's TV reloaded.
Having partnered with NVIDIA and formed a joint venture to create software for its in-car infotainment platform, Audi is rethinking mobile technology to make it work better while on the move.
Thanking Microsoft's one billion customers, Steve Ballmer showcased his company's success in 2010 and promised new innovations.
Developers can now sign up for the forthcoming Amazon Appstore through a new Web portal.
Forrester is predicting an Apple-flavored tablet boom driven in part by rapid replacement.
Microsoft no longer has the number one browser in Europe, thanks to Google Chrome and EU trust-busters.
It's the year of the tablet, or so the expected product announcements at CES suggest. Better late than never.
To boost the appeal of tablets and win friends among news publishers, Google may be ready to take less revenue from the sale of Android apps.