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 2013
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
Laptops running Google's browser-based operating system are resonating with buyers.
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
More than two-thirds of demands for Google user data in the U.S. are made without a judge-approved warrant.
Google's strong Q4 2012 earnings beat analysts' expectations.
Developers invited to hacking events later this month to encourage app creation for open source mobile OS.
Nokia hopes consumers will push for phone cases made with 3-D printers. But 3-D printing has been a "dismal failure" as a business for a Half Moon Bay, Calif., shop owner.
HTML5-based store is more a vote of confidence in the business value of Web technology than in its performance characteristics.
Google encourages limited number of developers to work on apps to be used with Google's Internet-enabled glasses.
San Antonio public officials explore creating smaller public libraries that offer patrons only e-readers and digital materials.
Network-aware appliances and everyday objects may be inevitable, but they should be developed and deployed with some of the smarts they supposedly possess.
Dell offers versatile Latitude tablet in a less expensive package to appeal to educators and budget-minded businesses.
Amazon has copied years worth of your music purchases to its Cloud Player.
To build an iPhone that's affordable in emerging markets, Apple will have to cut some corners or rethink the iPhone entirely. We break down some options.
Residents of Manhattan's Chelsea area now have free Wi-Fi Internet access, at least outdoors.
Even more impressive: Apple has 500 million customer accounts.
Google's lack of contrition rankles Microsoft.
Can Ubuntu Linux become the one operating system to run them all -- PC, TV and phone?
Deal prevents Google from using standard patents against competitors, but brings only minor changes to the company's search business.
Give up paper, Google suggests, and live in the cloud.
Augmented reality glasses from Google may appear in early 2013, but they remain a work-in-progress.