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 June 2010
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists' Secrecy News site, on Monday dropped the hammer on Wikileaks, a Web site now infamous for exposing documents that countries and other powerful entities wish to keep secret. "WikiLeaks must be counted among the enemies of open society because it does not respect the rule of law nor does it honor the rights of individuals," declared Aftergood in a blog post.
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Programmers don't much care for suits or incompetence, a study finds.
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
Google has launched a new Web site called HTML5 Rocks to help educate developers and designers about HTML5. And it's not just HTML5 as a technology that rocks: The Web site rocks too.
The company's new HTML5 Showcase shows a company hobbling the competition to promote its technology.
The company's plan to trash the accidentally gathered data gives way to the reality of regulatory demands.
AT&T on Wednesday ended the all-you-can-eat data buffet for iPhone users by announcing new wireless data plans with monthly data limits. Web companies will suffer as a result.
The emerging protocol aims to provide an open mechanism for sharing content across Web sites.
Months of rapid growth have left Google App Engine unable to scale to meet demand.
The government has turned to Google to store 10 terabytes of bulk data while it develops a way to make the data more accessible.
Internet users can now repaint Google's white search page with the background image of their choice.
There are a lot of YouTube videos about Google, its products, and its people. We picked the 10 most interesting.
To help remedy this, the FCC wants 10,000 volunteers who will share data about their Internet connectivity.
The $30 million lawsuit filed by Marin County, Calif., alleges that the consulting firm misrepresented its understanding of SAP technology.
Worries about Windows security have prompted Google to move employees to other operating systems.