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 2013
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
Latest iCloud technical problems affect "some users," according to Apple.
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
Telltale code on a Google test web page suggests that Google Now, the service that displays appointments and other personalized info on Android screens, will soon be part of the desktop.
One Today encourages users to give $1 a day to nonprofit organizations.
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
CEO Larry Page hints at future products and defends his company's long-shot bets.
Twitter lets you discover new musical artists with the help of your friends and followers.
Service disruption that affected a small percentage of Google Apps customers on Wednesday has been resolved; Google has no statement on cause.
Google's Legacy Browser Support extension helps Chrome co-exist with Internet Explorer; cloud-based management tools also debut.
As Glass hardware rolls off the production line, Google says it's ready to start shipping.
Service allows website publishers to easily integrate collaboration and communication.
Google escapes serious sanctions, but will change the way it displays some search results in Europe.
Twitter expected to introduce iOS music discovery app this weekend at Coachella, but you may have to wait until next week.
Venture capitalists form the Glass Collective to invest in start-ups that can create products and services based on Google's Project Glass.
New tools aim to help users maintain privacy should something happen, remove data after set period of inactivity.
Twitter blocks a startup's scheme to offer 'buy' buttons in tweets.
Research showing an association between seasons and mental health affirms the value of search queries for public health surveillance.
FairSearch.org says Google's decision to offer Android at no cost represents predatory pricing.
The U.S. government needs to takes transparency more seriously.
Along with BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat, Google is urging the Federal Trade Commission to limit "privateering."
Wider availability, a price reduction and new features could help Google Compute Engine gain ground among cloud computing service providers.
Facebook Home gives Android devices a new type of social wrapper that's not quite an OS. Take a closer look at what it does to your smartphone.
Facebook isn’t making a phone, it's partnering with HTC, AT&T and others to offer Android phones with integrated social networking apps suite.
Google announces plans for Blink, a new open source rendering engine.
Android hardware will get new browser technology from Mozilla and Samsung. Some call this partnership a slap at Google, but it's not that simple.
Developers can now use Python and Java libraries to integrate Twilio voice and SMS services into Google App Engine apps.
Software code from a purported Facebook/HTC phone points to an Android home screen takeover.
Google Nose, Gmail Blue and the shutdown of YouTube show that the search giant has a sense of humor.