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 2012
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
Yahoo hopes new Axis mobile browser will help the company regain some of its search ad business glory.
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
Game authoring tools make computer game creation accessible to the masses. Is GameMaker: Studio the next Flash?
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
Gesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust
concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
What does Google's new search technique mean for you? Augmenting search results with sets of associated facts could please users but decrease traffic to other sites.
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
Availability of new processors and sharper screens, price drops on existing Mac models, point to an upcoming Apple product line revision.
Competition happens, unless you can avoid it. From Microsoft Windows RT to Google Chrome, here's how today's giants safeguard their turf.
One man's secret: Learn to program, stretch your ethics, and work for a clueless company.
In an effort to outdo Google's social search integration, Microsoft has tagged Facebook. Here's what the move means.
App Center is Facebook's second attempt at a central app repository; plans include paid apps.
Google says incomplete verdict returned on Monday violates its
constitutional trial rights.
Google's autonomous cars can now lawfully be tested on Nevada roadways, using the first such license issued in the U.S.
Users of Google+ can now host live video events for as many viewers as they can attract.
Judge Alsup rejects Oracle counsel David Boies' claim for "infringer's profits" from nine copied lines of Java code as "bordering on the ridiculous."
Regulators in Europe, the U.S., and now India circle Google; number of formal complaints still to be determined.
If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted.
Ruling reaffirms the right to reverse engineer software and could enhance a Google appeal if Oracle prevails in its Java copyright claim.
Google engineers showed an average 23% improvement in page load time on mobile websites using Google's SPDY protocol. SPDY doesn't replace HTTP, but improves upon aspects of it.
Google AdWords advertisers can now include mobile app download links in search ads. Publishers of native Android and iOS apps will likely be thrilled.