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 October 2010
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."
The major TV networks are hiding their Internet content from Google TV viewers to win concessions from Google.
By leaving legacy technologies behind, Apple aims to strengthen its hand.
Some Mac OS developers see problems with Apple's 'onerous' terms.
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
Look for a new model MacBook Air, along with a preview of the next version of Mac OS X.
With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.
Data shows that Google handles almost all iPhone search traffic.
Spammers are building up their botnets for the upcoming holiday season.
Adobe's document and publishing technologies are turning into tools for collaboration and work-flow management.
The company's enterprise search hardware can now combine internal and external search indexes.
A new business model brings a backlash.
Search continues to be Google's engine, but growth is coming from the company's other businesses, too.
Gary Kovacs, a former Sybase and SAP executive, will replace John Lilly.
Her focus on geo/local products puts her at the forefront of Google's next major opportunity.
It's a censorship tool and a grammar-teaching tool, all rolled into one.
The new HDTVs allow viewers to watch shows and send tweets at the same time, among other online activities.
The company's longtime VP of search products and user experience is leaving search behind to focus on geo/local products.
Sit back, relax, and leave the driving to Google.
Automated directory assistance and in-game advertising turn out to be tough businesses.
Adobe's stock rose more than 11% on Thursday amid speculation about a possible deal.
Human translators remain necessary, for the time being.
School districts around the country are warming to cloud-based services.
Two recent studies find privacy controls for Android devices and iPhones lacking.
A review of recent cases concludes with a call for heat shielding and warning labels for laptop computers.
Google's hardware partners are about to introduce Google TV products and Google wants to make sure that word gets out.
App stores are sprouting up like weeds, but increasing competition may actually help developers.
WebP may one day help reduce bandwidth demands created by image-heavy Web sites.