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 2014
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Startup's "revolutionary" pCell wireless networking technology, which gives each device its own discrete bubble of wireless energy to boost speed, could change industry.
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
Smartphone Theft Protection Act would require mobile phone makers to include a way to disable communications devices remotely to deter theft.
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
Firefox's plan to deliver sponsored content to new users may clash with its company manifesto.
Tech companies, advocacy groups, and Internet users rally to demand that governments limit online surveillance.
Google's upgraded appliance lets businesses and organizations search internal and public-facing documents. New hooks connect third-party content stores.
Developer who says success "ruins my simple life" yanks hugely popular mobile app that reportedly earned him $50K a day.
California bill directs mobile hardware makers to include a way to disable stolen communications devices. Will privacy concerns be addressed?
Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping.
Using Google+ Hangouts, enterprises can now enjoy video conferencing at an affordable price.
Rival search services gain a guaranteed spot alongside Google results, but competitors say it's not enough.
From innovations for athletes to unprecedented surveillance tools for authorities, look at the technologies that will shape the Sochi Olympics.
NHTSA gives the green light to develop rules for vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems which let cars converse. Will this prevent crashes?
The release of the Google Cast software development kit should result in more Android, Chrome, and iOS apps that will work with the Chromecast TV streaming device.
If we don't control the technology we depend on, someone else will -- and we might not like the consequences.