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 2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, but the blame appears to belong to other drivers.
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
The next version of Android is likely to be discussed at Google's developer conference, possibly along with news about a new wearable.
A prominent Apple developer suggests the company's OS X software is so buggy it should be named after Microsoft's hometown. Apple acts as if it doesn't need to respond to the media, to developers, or to customers. For a company that wants a more substantial enterprise presence, that's a self-defeating strategy.
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
One lesson learned at Houston Methodist Hospital about going wireless: If the CEO can't get access in the can, it's a bad day.