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 2014
Google tightens app store rules for developers to improve Android app security, integrity, and quality.
Microsoft amends its terms of service to stop peeking into customers' emails, even if it suspects they may be stealing from the company.
Sony sees Digital Paper, to ship in May, as a way to get paper-based processes out of legal, education, and government organizations.
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Pew Research Center finds reason to believe that American journalism has a future -- and social media will play a key role.
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR should consider rewarding its Kickstarter backers with something more than a T-shirt.
Virtual friends socializing in virtual reality? There's a headset for that.
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
Google no longer allows Gmail users to turn off HTTPS encryption. The move protects data going between Google's servers and users.
Google wants to clear up some misperceptions about Glass. We have our own views on the truth.
People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
Can Motorola's smartwatch, based Google's Android operating system for wearable devices, succeed where others have failed?
Android developers can now adapt their apps to send information to forthcoming Android smartwatches.
Courting the socially connected can help make games more profitable.
Google's cloud gaming service for developers gets new features and analytics capabilities.
GitHub, FigShare, and Mozilla join forces to make programming code fit for academic citation.
Google Drive blows past other online storage services by tripling free space to 15 GB and cutting prices across the board.
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
On the 25th anniversary of his proposal for the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to come to the Web's defense.
Tim Berners-Lee's proposal changed the world. These visual representations show what his World Wide Web has become.
Corona Labs hopes to make sophisticated interactive advertising easier to create and implement across multiple devices by making Corona SDK APIs embeddable.
Independent software vendors can now receive the same support as Google resellers.
Android's rise presents a threat to Apple in the long term and hurts Microsoft right now.
Bring-your-own-device can be something to appreciate, not complain about.
Like Glass, Chrome now has "ears." Say, "OK Google," and the browser will act on your spoken search.