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 2013
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Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
Unhappiness about Google Reader's impending closure and mistrust about Google's commitment to new products won't last.
Google Android model would compete with Apple, Samsung smartwatches reportedly in the works.
Corona Labs wants to provide backend services for mobile apps.
But Google's word on the matter may be subject to change.
Will Google Keep be kept? Plans to discontinue Google Reader have users worried about Google's new answer to Evernote.
Email access is one issue on the table in Electronic Communications Privacy Act revision. Balancing constitutional guarantees with the needs of law enforcement won't be easy.
Developers creating apps that interact with Google Drive now have a simple way to integrate real-time collaboration.
Playing hard to get isn't helping Apple anymore. Here are 4 words it must embrace to fight off hard-talking rivals like Google and Samsung.
Screenshots of an unreleased Google service called Keep suggest that the company will return to providing users with a note taking app.
Counting keystrokes might be called for in a data entry context. But tracing the location of a company-issued smartphone during a worker's off-hours isn't going to fly.
Petition to save Reader has more than 64,000 votes, but Google won't budge.
Ad blocking violates the Android developer agreement, Google claims.
Google's Sundar Pichai, senior VP of Chrome and apps, will be adding Android to his responsibilities.
Acquisition of DNNresearch brings University of Toronto computer scientist Geoffrey Hinton and others to Google.
SXSW conference demo showed how developers will be able to write Project Glass applications for use with Google's Internet-connected eyewear.
Facebook's redesigned News Feed reminds many of Google+. For users, the revamp provides more control -- and some changes on the ad front.
Redesign puts more emphasis on images and offers users more control over the content they see.
Employers press for H-1B increases, while job hunters say searches seem designed to rule out U.S. workers. Is there really an IT talent shortage??
New features include Google Contacts integration, search icons to find places and more.
Skilled foreign worker programs are causing a U.S. brain drain, an Economic Policy Institute report says.