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 2012
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
Google competitors ramp up protests that the search giant favors its own social content, hurting Facebook and Twitter. One problem, guys: There's no such thing as truly organic search.
Government violated the Fourth Amendment when it attached a GPS tracking device to a car without a warrant, the court rules.
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Buried in the iBooks Author software license agreement is a contractual requirement that gives Apple considerable power over content that you create using the software.
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles.
Blacked-out websites and calls-to-action appear across the Web to protest proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills.
Samsung says reported marriage between two open-source mobile operating systems not yet a done deal.
What's keeping you from being more productive with your smartphone? Users gripe about keyboards and password requirements, survey says.
Twitter and privacy experts cry foul over Google's inclusion of
Google+ content in its search results, raise issue of further
Federal CIO looks to cost optimization, coordinated procurement, and lessons learned from the private sector in his plans to help agencies do more with less.
At CES, Google's executive chairman defends his belief that
Android's coming ubiquity in our lives is good for all. But RIM and Nokia have been swamped by that tide.
CES panel says top future technology trends include natural language processing, flexible displays, and robots. Will innovation be driven by consumers, not manufacturers?
Microsoft exits Consumer Electronics Show not with a bang but with banter.
Intel's betting big that the ultrabook will be mobile's next big thing. But these gadgets won't all look the same.
Ultrabooks will debut in force at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show this week. But what exactly are they and why might you want one?
A platform shift from Intel to Marvell silicon might make Google TV devices more affordable and easier to use.
Gartner's newest forecast is more pessimistic than what InformationWeek heard when we surveyed 605 IT decision-makers on IT spending plans in October 2011.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration completes move of 25,000 users, marking the largest government agency switch to Google Apps in 2011, according to Google.
Google makes Holo theme the Android device default, says developers and manufacturers can now customize with less risk of future compatibility issues.
Despite lingering skepticism, Google's social network is defying naysayers by thriving.
Google hired a company to develop ads for Chrome and got a campaign that ran afoul of its own rules.