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 2011
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
Google has played a smart game in 2011, especially with Android, but it hasn't been perfect. We evaluate its main moves in the past year.
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
Amazon's cooking up a phone for 2012, analysts say. But will it be more than just a customer loyalty tool?
Progress Software says it makes its employees happier and healthier with a social game from Keas.
In contrast with Apple and Amazon, Google isn't charging for its cloud-based music storage and streaming service.
iOS device users once again have a native Gmail app to call their own, and Google says its even better than the first version.
Social collaborative tools aren't a recipe for success on their own.
Managing Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education on Android, iOS, and Windows devices just got easier.
Google has expanded 24x7 phone support for business customers to cover Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Docs, Sites, and Video.
Device maker puts part of the blame on incomplete Google TV software, but Logitech says it still sees promise in the product.
Carmaker has no comment on reported Google Apps contract, but watchers say leak hints at negotiating tactic by GM. Will GM CIO's wishlist from 2009 come true?
Apple's iPad completely changed the way people think about tablets and mobile computing. These 10 must-have iPad apps will help you understand why.
Flash for mobile is dead. HTML5, the heir-apparent, has at least another year of growing up to do.
The company sees Wi-Fi connectivity as a way to reinvent the mobile carrier price structure.
Firefox users can now search Twitter more effectively and worry less about unauthorized add-ons.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet takes on the Amazon Kindle Fire. From size to support, find out how they compare.
Google+ Pages, like Facebook Pages before them, let businesses and brands promote conversations related to products and services.
Apple erred in thinking different and shunning the industry standard for calculating carrier network signal strength, complaint claims.
Search algorithm adjustment will produce fresher content more often. Still missing: Access to Twitter's real-time feed.
More than 5,000 titles are available for Kindle owners to borrow and read at their leisure.
Developers can use open source technology to write applications that look and work the same on the Web, mobile devices, and tablets.
By improving Web gaming, Zynga hopes to strengthen the Web as an open platform.
Games show the promise and pitfalls of HTML5, the emerging open standard for Web apps, attendees of a conference sponsored by Google and Microsoft learn.