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 November 2009
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
A lawsuit filed on Monday charges a California-based company with copying a patented Apple design.
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Microsoft is reportedly discussing a deal that would see News Corporation remove its Web sites, such as the Wall Street Journal, from Google's index.
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Teracent's technology will help Google automate display ad design and delivery.
Hey there, Word. How're things? Seems like you're doing okay. I hear you have a new release coming shortly, in Office 2010. In fact, I've been meaning to talk to you about that.
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
Post-transaction marketing abuses bring calls for stronger oversight.
The third beta version of the next Firefox sports speed and stability improvements.
But for many, a Google phone doesn't make sense.
YouTube on Tuesday introduced YouTube Direct, a Web platform designed to help media organizations solicit, screen and rebroadcast video clips submitted by citizen journalists.
In its annual report on cybercrime, McAfee says that the age of cyber warfare has arrived.
TransMedia's forthcoming revision of its media sharing service will be accessible from any Web site through a browser plug-in.
The switch to cloud computing doesn't have to mean giving up administrative power.
The recent "Rights elevator" patent granted to Microsoft covers a graphic user interface element.
The acquisition is likely to bring VOIP capabilities to Google Voice, making it more competitive with Skype.
The industry's premier event will explore opportunities for innovation in a time of uncertainty, amid the entrepreneurial spirit of New York's Web community.
Developers want Google to change the name of its new Go language because there's already a Go! language.
Data made available by the World Bank is now being used to provide visual support for statistical queries.
Go aims to combine the benefits of rapid application development with program execution speed.
With Android adoption about to "explode," Google is betting on mobile advertising.
A recently filed patent application suggests that Google is taking steps to promote news produced by major media companies on Google News.
To help users understand the privacy implications of its services, Google has created a unified view of the data associated with Google Accounts.
The difficulty people have understanding Google Wave reflects broader uncertainty about the value of Enterprise 2.0 in the workplace.
Skepticism about the utility and value of Enterprise 2.0 were addressed at a conference panel session.
Business software vendors have begun building on the Wave platform as Google promises a Wave App Store.
In a moderated discussion at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Booz Allen Hamilton VP Art Fritzson and senior associate Walton Smith shared their experiences integrating social and collaborative software into their consulting business.
Software providers must look beyond lists of features and address business needs. And they must deliver on the promise of the next-generation customer experience.
Keynoter Tammy Erickson of nGenera warns that as organizations get more social, they'll face structural challenges.
A workplace discrimination lawsuit charges Google with violating the civil rights of a former employee.
As Microsoft waits for Windows 7 sales to hasten the transition to Internet Explorer 8, the company's overall browser share continues to decline.