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 December 2011
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
The big question will be whether ultrabooks prove to be affordable enough to compete with tablets and smartphones.
The social network promises to "unfriend" coal.
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
Group video chat may be the killer app for Google+.
Google uses Street View to preserve images of destruction caused by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.
Deal would be among Apple's most costly acquisitions ever and could ensure a steady supply of an expensive component for its iPhones.
Note-taking app gets new features geared to the tablet interface.
Despite Apple's many marketing, business, and technology achievements this year, 2011 will be remembered as the year that Steve Jobs died. Consider these 11 other highs and lows For Apple in 2011.
CEO Meg Whitman even suggests there may be another webOS tablet in two years.
Microsoft lifts the curtain on its forthcoming Windows 8 Store in a bid to attract developers to create Metro apps.
The Software Freedom Law Group wants the U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that device makers can't limit users' ability to install lawful software on devices.
Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers.
Macy's reportedly has been approached by Google about participating in a discounted shipping program for Google's online retail partners.
IT departments will need to adapt or make a last stand in the
shrinking server closet, says Gartner in its 11 predictions for the coming year.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer still has largest share of market, but Google's browser shows strong growth.