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 2014
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Google's new Glass at Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
A new manufacturing technique could accelerate use of the world's strongest material in computers and other products.
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
Telecom reform proposal approved by European lawmakers might limit how service providers can charge customers.
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
Hotel chain makes it easier for guests to book stays while on the go. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Google launches its 7th Gmail-based April Fool's Day stunt, but this one is not a joke.