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 May 2011
iOS, Mac OS X, and Android apps infringe on its intellectual property, according the patent holding firm.
Along with Apple's forthcoming media streaming service, Jobs is expected to discuss updates to his company's mobile and desktop operating systems.
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Developers of iOS and Android apps may soon have to provide information about how they use location data.
Citi, MasterCard, First Data, and Sprint are working with Google to launch a mobile commerce platform.
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
Startup Tumult's HTML5 authoring tool offers an alternative to basic Flash animation.
A lawsuit claims internal marketing material shows that Cisco encouraged Chinese authorities to use its products for surveillance and control.
The company's legal counsel insists developers are covered under Apple's patent license.
The mobile payment startup hopes to become a local commerce powerhouse by eliminating the need for cash registers and credit card terminals.
Foxconn over the weekend acknowledged that a third worker had died in the explosion, but an analyst said the supply of iPads won't be affected.
An experimental technique for making secure network connections more quickly delivers "stunning" results.
A Foxconn contract manufacturing facility in China experienced an explosion, the cause of which is unknown and under investigation.
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
A former facility coordinator at Google's Council Bluffs data center in Iowa wants to be compensated for working 50-60 hours, six days a week.
An intellectual property licensing company wants makers of iOS apps to pay to use Apple's in-app payment code.
The two companies offered apologies when their cloud services suffered problems, but say they're fixed now.
The Web isn't just for lightweight applications anymore, developers of games and other processor-intensive programs are starting to consider it as a viable alternative platform.
Businesses may hate managing PCs, but that doesn't mean they're ready to abandon the devil they know.
The company says managed computing is the solution to the 'fundamentally flawed' business computing model.
Chrome OS laptops introduced at Google I/O and will be available with managed software and hardware subscriptions.
The cloud platform service is subsuming App Engine for Business in preparation for an official release later this year.
Android is growing fast, Google said at its developers conference, and soon will be able to interact with home appliances and other hardware.
At Google IO, Android and Chrome OS will take center stage.
The lawsuit accuses Google, Flurry, and Mobclix of gathering advertising and app usage metrics and giving that data to mobile advertising companies.
Freelancer.com's quarterly jobs report finds less demand for cheap articles and more projects for iOS and Android developers.
Marissa Mayer, VP of consumer products, elaborates on how Google is leveraging its investments in geo-spatial data to support its social projects.
Google Business Photos, another new service, offers business owners a way to create a high-quality panorama depicting both the exterior and interior of their business.
Organizations doing business in India may be forced to re-evaluate how they handle personal information.
The Web browser gets to star on television as the Internet search giant looks beyond the Web to promote Chrome.
The rumored tablet device, manufactured by Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer, could allow Amazon to compete more directly with Apple and Barnes & Noble.
The iMac line now includes Thunderbolt I/O technology to make large files easier to transfer.
Firefox also lost market share, while Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari gained ground.
Email messages obtained from a lawsuit against Google emphasize just how important location data is in the emerging mobile advertising business.