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 April 2011
The company said it will provide 10 days of service credit for customers using AWS resources in the affected region because of the multi-day outage.
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
The search giant needs to slow down, deliver on its promises and ensure that quality isn't trampled in the rush to market.
Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry phones both saw a significant drop in interest from application developers.
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
To help wean the Web from H.264 video, YouTube has begun converting new uploads into the competing WebM format.
The cloud-based platform provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data and resources to be securely published through Google Earth and Google Maps.
If you count iPhones, iPods, and iPads, then Apple is still beating Google's mobile operating system in the U.S., according to figures from comScore.
Like the territory of some 183 other countries and regions, the map of the United States is now open for anyone to embellish.
Eclipsed by YouTube, the site will live on as a video search service.
The government claims the defendants schemed to conceal gambling revenue through deceit and bribery.
The lawsuit claims Apple unlawfully targeted children and induced them to purchase high-priced virtual goods from the iTunes App Store.
Strong results for the search company fell shy of investor expectations as operating expenses grew.
The fight is mainly over the question of whether Google Apps for Business, which does have FISMA certification, is basically the same as Google Apps for Government.
Even Apple's high-end software is being reworked to be delivered through the Mac App Store.
As it makes its search algorithm changes more widely available, Google now considering user site blocking data as it computes some Web page rankings.
Apple's tablet holds almost 70% market share today, but the research firm predicts that supremacy will wane by 2015 as Android-powered tablets approach 40% share.
The BrightSource Energy power plant in the Mojave Desert, scheduled for completion in 2013, is expected to be the world's largest solar thermal facility.
Google insists it hasn't mislead anyone about the security certification of Google Apps For Government.
HTML 5 tools, subscription pricing, and an interim "point release" strategy are among the vendors attempts to remain relevant in an era of rapid software iteration.
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Incoming CEO Larry Page seeks to provide an incentive for social success.
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
Enhanced management features for Android devices should deepen the appeal of Google's mobile operating system for corporate use.
Larry Page has replaced Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO. Here's a to-do list for the company's chief executive.
Besieged by patent claims, Google is arming to defend itself, and perhaps to enter new markets.