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 2013
Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees smartphones as "emasculating." We can fix that.
Cloud Sherpas releases Python framework, named for the work-avoiding Ferris Bueller, to make App Engine programming easier.
Chrome Super Sync Sports turns mobile devices into controllers for desktop Web game.
One quarter of smartphone users store "intimate" images on their mobile devices, says security vendor AVG.
After tech industry hiring practices left students reluctant to go into software engineering, the industry wants to make up.
Google+ Sign-In aspires to be Facebook Login, but without the alleged spamming.
At least 18 mobile operators are planning to offer Firefox OS mobile phones.
Aspiring to be more than just a browser-in-a-box, the Chromebook Pixel shows that Google can deliver head-turning technology.
Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
Google Chromebooks, once sold as secondary computers, seek a spot in the limelight by challenging Apple on design and features.
Anyone interested in buying Google's forthcoming computerized eyewear can post or tweet in hope of receiving an invitation.
Opera makes its browser more broadly appealing but diminishes diversity of the Web browser technology stack.
iWatch could change the mobile landscape, or it could end up as a redundant peripheral. Can Apple avoid the smartwatch flops of the past?
Oracle tries to undo Google's successful defense of Android by claiming that software code is no different than literary text in matters of copyright.
Partnership allows American Express cardholders to tweet specific hashtags to purchase products, many at discount.
Squeezing a processor into an iPod Nano form factor mostly means a less-capable computing device, and adding a wristband doesn't change that.
Are PC shipments up or down? That depends on whether your definition of "personal computer" includes tablets.
Five years after a failed attempt, Yahoo and Google try once more to set up an ad partnership.
Google's AdWords Enhanced Campaigns are designed to make it easier to create advertising for display on mobile devices.
Google's Chromebooks get another vote of confidence with a new channel partner.
E-commerce giant will launch its own virtual currency for Kindle Fire users in May.
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center aims to promote technology research that will benefit the company's products and advance science.
As HP tries to stabilize its business, it joins a growing group of Google hardware partners.
Google tries to escape burdensome regulatory sanctions and taxes with a proposal to resolve antitrust concerns and a payment to benefit French publishers.
Google's highly anticipated networked glasses now await FCC approval.