Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 2010
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
The complaint objects to Google's automated e-mail scans and delivery of advertisements without compensating e-mail senders.
An agreement with UK data authorities brings with it the assurance that the WiFi data Google collected in the UK will be deleted.
The Android app can display past or future positions of stars in the sky.
Apple's co-founder says he was misquoted by a Dutch newspaper about Android's future prospects.
Businesses using Google Apps can now manage how employees use consumer-oriented Google services.
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Jim Balsillie claims RIM's PlayBook runs three to four times faster than Apple's iPad.
In a far-ranging interview, Shantanu Narayen acknowledges conflict with Apple but sticks mostly to talking points.
A press event being held by the company on Monday could mark an escalation of hostilities with Google.
Java on the Mac will continue, much to the relief of Java developers.
The proliferation of content-sharing buttons on Web pages has prompted Mozilla to look for a way to reduce the clutter.
A panel discussion led by InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Alex Wolfe finds differences in the way SMBs should approach social collaboration tools.
Product clarity and an adept presentation helped the online meeting management startup prevail.
Author and consultant Paul Greenberg urges companies to find ways to engage with their customers.
The collaboration software formerly known as Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming is now available under a new name as open beta software.
Jive Software CEO Tony Zingale makes the case for the need for a social strategy.
The company's latest software revision, 4.5, tries to make business information more accessible.
A startup funded by browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is betting that users want a Web browser built for interaction.
A handful of lucky developers don't have to worry about app discoverability.
By changing the terms of service for its Contacts API, Google aims to assure reciprocal data flows.
The company's rack-mountable server will be available only through January 31, 2011.
Users can now enable Google Instant on their iPhones and Android 2.2 phones by visiting Google.com using their mobile browser and turning on Instant.
Some users are reporting screen flicker issues, but the extent of the problem isn't clear.
The company's bid to become the platform of choice for apps that combine mobile, social, and location data will depend on convincing people to actually use geo-social services.
Developers can now use Facebook IDs as single sign-on identities in mobile apps.
An analysis of Android on an HTC Droid Incredible identified 359 code defects.
Other hardware makers will unveil their Chrome notebooks in December, a report claims.
The search startup believes those using search engines should define what's relevant and share their insights to help everyone else.