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 March 2012
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
As it tackles consumer data privacy, the FTC needs to think less about limiting what companies can do, and more about empowering consumers themselves.
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
After more than 20 years, Adobe is still updating its flagship image-editing application, this time with a new dark look, raw-image editing, and nondestructive cropping.
Apple and Google generate more complaints with their TV boxes than scrappy consumer electronics start-ups like Boxee and Roku do, says help site FixYa.
Hewlett Packard merges two humbled business units for greater operational efficiency. It may now be harder for investors to assess the health and margins of each operation.
Brendan Eich says Firefox must play H.264 video to be
relevant in the browser market.
Some iPad buyers complain that their new iPads get uncomfortably warm.
This American Life withdraws its report on working conditions at Apple's suppliers in China.
The new iPad isn't just beautiful on the outside. Check out the inside view of how Apple made this tablet's power and design click.
Business technology managers are showing greater interest in Apple's new iPad, but they continue to have reservations, an InformationWeek survey finds.
Only a small percentage of app users are buying virtual goods, but they're still producing large amounts of revenue.
Google's focus on social and advertising is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, insists former engineering director James Whittaker.
"Yahoo got there first," the company says about methods of webpage customization, online ad placement, and content sharing. Some hear echoes of a Yahoo, Google patent fight.
Deal appears to be mainly a way for Twitter to pick up some talented software engineers.
Google's global privacy counsel doubts there are enough data defenders to help companies comply with EU data rules.
New iPad has more of just about everything except profit margin for Apple.
Apple's TV set is already here. Maybe you've heard of the iPad? The first model has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen, but think bigger.
Is Apple's new iPad, the iPad 2, or Asus' best Android tablet right for you? We do a detailed comparison of cost, features, design, and other key criteria.
No, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD, just "iPad," or "new iPad," if you must. We break down Apple's big changes.
Google's new online marketplace is a move to compete with Apple's iTunes store.
Can gamers help solve genomics or AI problems? At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), developers discuss projects that harness crowds for more than fun.
The iPad 3, whatever its real name may be, debuts Wednesday. Here's what we most hope to see.
Fire Maple Games owner Joe Kauffman says his secret is great entertainment. But his success story also includes Corona SDK, a programming tool that fuels iOS, Android, and soon OS X apps from one code base.