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 February 2011
The Web as a platform remains a work-in-progress, but Google wants game developers to climb on board.
Google has been racing to restore messages for Gmail users following a service disruption on Sunday.
About 12% of Web sites have become significantly less visible in Google search results sought by U.S. users due to their low-quality content.
Registered Mac developers can download the preview version of Mac OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
Platform owners shouldn't be allowed to treat developers like serfs.
Cisco Mail is being shut down, but the company assures customers that it remains committed to collaboration services.
The company's updated MacBook Pro should be the first to bring Intel's Light Peak technology to market.
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
But an email attributed to CEO Steve Jobs suggests it's only publishers who need to comply with new subscription selling requirements.
The race to build the fastest browser continues.
Taking another swing at social networking, Google aims to add friend-generated content to your searches.
With Google Checkout, publishers will be able to sell digital content on the Web and on devices using a variety of business models.
The visualization tool can now be used to create graphs and charts from personally provided data sets.
Following up on action taken in January to bolster faith in its search results, Google is allowing users to block spam-filled domains.
A capability withheld from Google Goggles could be improved by leveraging social data.
The online payment powerhouse is moving into micropayments.
Despite talk about using IE9 to appreciate the beauty of the Web, Microsoft is wielding IE9 to defend the Windows empire.
It falls short of the Android version but it's still quite useful.
The Finnish phone maker is set to reveal a new strategy on Friday.
A recently published paper sheds light on an important but seldom discussed Google storage system.
The upstart search company's growth is bringing attention from users and the competition.
Copying is not always a crime; mostly, it's the halfway point on the road to innovation.
With a new UI library and design modules, Google hopes to help developers build TV-optimized sites.
The co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain his company's plans for enabling the sharing of user phone numbers and addresses.
The latest stable version of Google's Chrome browser will make Web graphics faster.
The supply of IPv4 addresses is technically exhausted. It's time to accelerate the transition to IPv6.
If Google is so sure that the WebM video codec is safe, it should guarantee legal protection against patent claims, Microsoft argues.
With a preview of the forthcoming tablet-tuned version of Android and a redesigned Android Market, Google has addressed some longstanding gaps in its mobile arsenal.
Sony's Reader app for iPhone is rejected for failing to support Apple's in-app purchasing system.