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 December 2009
Businesses can now bid for computing capacity during times of low demand to save money.
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.
With reports of Apple suppliers preparing a tablet, developers are thinking about the new app design possibilities.
A new Chinese government procurement policy gives preference to products based on Chinese-owned intellectual property.
Developers who share Google's obsession with speed have new options to make Web apps faster.
Users gain more flexible communication and collaboration options, while IT administrators gain more control over information management.
In an effort to protect its brand, Google is suing a company offering kits that purport to reveal how to earn money from home using Google.
The company issued 74 Security Bulletins in 2009, compared to 78 in 2008 and 69 in 2007, excluding out-of-band updates.
Over a year after the release of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux beta versions have arrived.
Search is moving beyond keywords and desktop interaction into the wider world.
Search is changing at Google, with new real-time, voice-driven translation, and image recognition capabilities.
The start-up's collaborative technology will be adapted to improve the way Google Wave handles group editing.
Microsoft is investigating what happened in an effort to prevent future downtime.
Business advisory service IDC issued a series of predictions for 2010 on Thursday and managed to say nothing at all that's surprising.
By taking on Internet traffic direction, Google aims to make the Internet more responsive while also deepening its access to valuable traffic data.
Policies governing the usage of social network data remain unclear at many government agencies.
Continuing its stormy courtship of online news publishers, Google is offering news sites more control over how their content can be accessed.
Flash designers and other developers now have a new bridge to world of mobile apps.
Celebrities and entertainment figured prominently in the year's top searches.