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 April 2012
As the two sides deliver their closing arguments in the trial's copyright phase, Google maintains it played by the book. Did Google's file cabinet prop win over the jury?
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click
away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
Judge will decide the issue of API copyrights, a turn of events that improves Google's position. But not everything went Google's way on Monday.
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
It's not quite big data, but even a modest amount of data about the way you use Gmail has the potential to make you more productive.
Day four of Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google's Android OS brings a lesson in API design and programming that even the judge declares 'confusing.'
Oracle and Google continue to fight a nasty courtroom battle over patent and copyright claims involving Java and mobile phones. Consider some of the crucial evidence introduced so far.
Service disruption affected less than 2% of the 350 million Gmail users worldwide.
Day two of trial featured Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on the stand, plus Google assertions that case boils down to Oracle trying to latch onto Android's accomplishments.
Oracle hopes to convince a jury that Google's Android operating system tramples its Java intellectual property rights. There's no David here, and both companies have much to lose.
Famed French designer Philippe Starck says he's been working on an Apple product to be released in late 2012. What's the mystery project?
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
Refreshed Samsung tablet lineup keeps the heat on Apple's iPad, with unique features and prices starting at $250.
After less than a year, Google gives its Google+ social network a fresh look. Check out changes due during the next few days.
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
The latest version of Chrome OS looks more like a desktop operating system than ever. Is this Google's way of admitting it was wrong to limit us to the Web?
Facebook shells out a reported $1 billion to expand its mobile presence and assure that it remains competitive in photo sharing.
Apple has good reasons to think smaller with its next iPad, as a Google Android tablet waits in the wings.
IBM Fellow and Global Business Services CTO Kerrie Holley, who helped shape SOA, shares his thoughts on cloud trends, the future of IT, and more.
Google boss also justifies the hard choices he had to make to keep the company focused.
Street View isn't just about streets anymore. Expanded Google Art Project adds 360-degree walk-throughs of famous artwork and its housing, including White House portraits and rooms.
Google+ page reveals how the company's augmented reality glasses might look and operate.
Google will use TxVia's technology to become a player in the growing prepaid card market and make Wallet more of a platform.
The heat issue? Review publication says it's not an issue.