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 March 2010
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Watching for suspicious account activity is now easier for Gmail users.
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
The language of Apple's iPhone Developer Agreement indicates that using Windows to build iPhone apps is forbidden.
Douglas Merrill dropped by InformationWeek's San Francisco office on Thursday to talk about his new book, "Getting Organized in the Google Era."
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
The content platform, set-top boxes, and Internet-ready TVs expected to be called Google TV has not been confirmed.
York, 71, was hospitalized in Michigan on Tuesday following a brain hemorrhage.
Scheduling becomes easier when treated as a search problem.
The mobile carrier says that it will disclose pricing and availability soon.
Would-be Google Apps converts now have an simple way to liberate their data from Microsoft's popular e-mail server.
The search company says that it's pleased with sales of the device, even as critics declare the Nexus One a failure.
Unveiled at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, an early version of IE9 Web browser draws praise from Mozilla.
The newly hired Android developer advocate rails against Apple's constraints on iPhone apps.
Reports indicate that Google.cn could go dark in a matter of weeks, news that has brightened the financial prospects of Google's rivals in China.
As the Game Developers Conference winds down in San Francisco, I'm struck by the apparent vitality of the gaming industry. There was real excitement, enthusiasm, and hope for the future among the developers there. Between the mobile revolution and the surge in social gaming, there's a sense of opportunity and ambition that's just not evident in other industry sectors.
Promising consequences if Google flouts China's censorship laws, Chinese authorities also chide the U.S. for its human rights record.
The company is promising to deliver its "magical" device in early April.
Finding nearby things to buy and automating actions in Google Apps just got easier.
In a bid to engage business customers at the Game Developers Conference, the software giant demonstrated Dungeons and Dragons on its multi-touch computing platform.
Most iPhone developers don't fully understand the regulatory compliance challenges that accompany app distribution.
A cloud-based online gaming service founded by a veteran of Apple and WebTV highlights the Game Developers Conference.
The Google Apps Marketplace will let third-party developers sell their Web apps to Google Apps customers.
The company's latest visualization experiment lets users create their own charts and graphs using public data.
The company says that it is working with U.S.-CERT to determine how the software on its servers became infected.
By acquiring DocVerse, Google is paving the road to cloud computing.
Automated software patching, common among enterprises, is making its way onto consumer PCs.
The latest Google Labs experiment allows people to input letters for mobile search queries using a finger on a touch screen.
Among other reasons to consider Google Apps: automatic backups for disaster recovery.
The companies have created a non-profit to manage the process of certifying identity providers.
The five-year-old online photo editing start-up says there will be no changes right away.
The company says that it has taken steps to address violations of its Supplier Code of Conduct.